Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Moving on to a second

Gift knitting at its speediest! The Wisp is finished, at least until I block it. It will block to the dimensions given, but I'm not sure if it is as long as I want it. I may yet add another lace repeat or two.

I'm working away on gift number 2, and as expected it is moving along marvelously. For the gift for the mother of the bride, I am knitting another 198 Yds. of Heaven shawl. It is a marvelously intuitive pattern, making it an easy and speedy knit. With the knowledge I gained on my lovely green shawl, this one is moving along as fast as my fingers can fly.

I'm making it in the Misti Alpaca Baby Suri Silk again. It's just such a great yarn to work with. I will be putting a border on this one. I have a fourth ball of yarn, and there is good stock at the store just in case I need another.

This afternoon I am meeting with the Son of the new bride and wedding of short notice, to organize the craft for a childrens Christmas party he is putting on. He asked me to be the 'craft lady'. I'm kind of looking forward to it. We need to do something that is fun for the kids, but doesn't involve anything with that takes a lot of time. I'm voting for cookie painting. That way all we need is some sugar cookies, some small containers with richly coloured but runny icing, and a few small paint brushes. And I guess I ought to consider stealing old shirts from Son 1 for aprons so nobody gets the cookie paint on their clothes.

I am also going to mine him for more details on the wedding thing. I've been putting off calling my family till I know just a little more.


Knitting Alchemist said...

Okay...I believe you ARE superwoman. You knit a complete shawl in one day!?! Wow, you rock!

Brenda said...

Cookie painting or cupcake decorating.