Happy New Year's Eve Guys,
Well the Possum Shawlette is coming along nicely. I just finished chart B and just have C and the edging to go. I should be done in time for my wife's birthday mid-January, no problem and will most likely be done next weekend. I love knitting lace. It always looks so complicated but in fact it is just a few basic stitches, k, p. yo, k2tog, ask and a s2Kpo. It does however require concentration and I usually knit lace at my kitchen table where I can layout the pattern and have excellent light. That said I can not do it while watching tv or talking with my spouse so I alway have another project going as well.
My daughter-in-law asked me to knit a blanked for my Grandson that could be machine washable and could be a boy's blanket to be drug around the house by him. I was thrilled - a request! I opted for an Ann Norling pattern called Garter 'n Brick and chose a Plymouth Yarn Company pro ducted called "Coffee beenz" from the Encore family of yarns in a nice oatmeal color. 75% acrylic and 25% wool, it is machine washable and tumble dry low. I started it yesterday as we watched Downton Abby.
Thought you'd all enjoy seeing the progress on these two projects that are bringing in the new year.
Happy Knitting All,