Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Finished Object - My Saroyan
While I was knitting the baby sweater for the next grandson, I started a scarf/shawlette for myself. You can find the free pattern by the designer, Liz Abinante here. It's a marino and bamboo hand-dyed yarn from Brooks Farm that I bought at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck last fall. It's difficult to see detail but there are leaves knitted on the border. It might have been better worked in a plain yarn but I only had one skein of "Willow" so it was destined to be a scarf.
I'm taking a break from baby knitting to make a sweater of my own. I hesitate to show my progress in the event that it gets a "time out" for the summer. I don't know if I can handle a lap-full of pure wool if it gets much warmer here. I'm going to start a cowl for an April "knit-along" in a couple of weeks. There are also plans for some Christmas knitting for the babies that I'll have to get started during the summer to be sure it's finished by December. The MS hasn't affected my hands but definitely limited the available brain bandwidth.