February, the wool mittens for Maine month, but I found a need much nearer to home. A dear friend mentioned to me that she didn't have any hand knit socks and it was her birthday month. Of all the sad stories I've heard, I just had to put down my mittens and make socks.
Once finished with the socks I went on to make my husband a knit cap. This is yarn we bought last summer in England and he carried in his bag all the way home. It's so soft and nice and the colorways are wonderful. I've got mine on the needles now but have so many other projects distracting me...
March, the Afghans for Afghans month, found me knitting (as I was suppose) to a little vest for A4A. I enjoyed knitting this thing. It was a simple design, I scaled it up a bit by using heavier yarn and I made it longer so that it would fit a larger child. The pattern has no real finishing except sewing the shoulder seam and putting on the buttons, which I got my mom to do...yeah, my mom still helps with my knitting!
Beyond the knitting mentioned herein, I've knit lots of other things but they gone off to be worn before I got pictures. I also cast on a Nimbus sweater, knit 11" and then decided it might be a few inches shy of fitting around me. It was then that I decided to find a pattern knit from the neck down and try again. It's put away right now, to age and allow me to forget the 11" of stockinette that I need to pull out...meanwhile I've cast on anther sweater for me in Denim that might work out. I'll discuss it in detail if I get it right. That's about it for now. I'm looking forward to the next few months. I love knitting caps so the chemo project will be a breeze.
*All the projects discussed in the blog entry have full details of pattern used, needles and yarn at my site on Ravelry.