Sticks and string

Despite my lack of blogging on the subject (which I am about to remedy), I have still been knitting and crocheting. I never did post photos of the baby blanket I made for wee Thomas. This is just a basic, giant granny square with scalloped edges. As simple as it was, it took forever because I used a tiny hook and very fine cotton yarn. Even so, I’m quite pleased with it.

One of my goals for 2011 has been to always have a knitted or crocheted project going. With the exception of November – for obvious reasons – this has been the case. On the evening of 1st December, not knowing what to do with myself now that NaNoWriMo was over, I pulled out my wool stash and found something to do with the yarn that I had. Within a week I had made for myself a crocheted lap blanket – also a granny square, but much quicker to make thanks to a large hook and chunky yarn.

And I have since begun work on a fun, Southwestern themed scarf and a Christmas surprise for a wee boy.

I’ve never knit with double-pointed needles before last night and it’s so much fun. Much easier than I thought it would be. I spent most of the day wanting to be home and knitting, and now that I finally am, that’s what I’m going to do.