Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Still Knit

Honestly, I still knit.

In fact, 2 days before I left for Israel I made another Brambles beret so as to have another hat, in case the nights turned cold. This one is made from stashed Yarn Chef Mulligatawny in Bramble Bush, used doubled on sizes 4 and 6 needles. Of course because I rushed to finish it, it fell out of my carry-on bag and was left behind in the car. Such is life.
Brambles beret 3

Then I agonized over whether Rivendell would give me enough in-air knitting (no, probably not) or should I cast on another item from my inexhaustible queue (yep, that's the right answer). After lassoing DH to help me wind 450 yards of Dream in Color Starry, I casted on Peacock Tail and Leaf Lace from Nancy Bush's Knitting Estonian Lace, this one for DD#2. I completed the edging before heading to Newark airport, then knitted 2 rows in the air, nothing more during my travels but have been working steadily since my return. You'd think I'd finish the other lace scarf I'm making for DD#2 first, but I find that pattern a bit boring after a few feet (she wants a l-o-o-o-n-g one in that pattern).
Peacock Tail and Leaf Lace Scarf

Now that I'm back, I finished Rivendell.
Rivendell blocking

Still have those Lupine socks to complete. Would you believe I'm still on sock #1? I'll finish them and the thermometer will hit 85 degrees.

And maybe, just maybe I'll feel like finishing up the big projects that have been languishing for many a long day.


fleegle said...

Rivendell is just stunning! Up with LOTR!

sapphireblue said...

Those are gorgeous! I especially love that green color. I also get paranoid when I go somewhere if I will have enough knitting to keep me occupied. Of course, I never knit near as much as I think I will.

Donna Lee said...

I love the beret. I am not a hat person but I think I could wear a beret like that if it weren't too tight. Maybe for next year since hopefully it will be too warm soon for a hat....