My First Blog Post of 2018 with Knitting Photos!

On My Knitting Needles

First knitting photo:

For the first sock of 2018, Zigzagular, using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock, absinthe colorway.

Next up, Drop Stitch Shawl Version 2, Angelique den Brok-Molendik, designer, using Cascade 220,  color #9424, found on deep stash dive.

 Next, I knitted a bunch of spa cloths to give to friends for Christmas and included a bar of fancy soap with each.  Huge hit!

No real pattern for these, I picked random stitch patterns from a stitch dictionary and stopped knitting when I thought they were big enough. 😋  I finally put the huge cone of off white Sugar and Cream to good use.  I love it when a plan comes together, don’t you??

And last, but for sure not least, a leafy scarf for Cece, the grands other grandma and my sister of the heart.  She loved it.

This yarn is from Yarn Outlaw and made in New Zealand. It was a Yarn Box selection and I’d waited forever it seemed before I found the perfect project and giftee for it.  Here are the deets:

Yarn Outlaw  Bohemia Sport

45% Polwarth

45% Alpaca

10% POSSUM!!!!!

Absinthe

Seriously, this is the softest yarn I’ve worked with in a long, long time and I just love the little tweak of possum.  The best part?  I still have four balls (732 yards) hanging out in my stash!

I hope everyone had as wonderful a holiday as we had here at Casa  Coleman, with much food, much laughter, many many gifts and more love than you can shake a stick at.  Merry and bright for sure.

Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.  Mother Teresa

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