Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Christmas Knitting Compounded

Not only is my Christmas knitting been compounded so has posting to this blog. This is my third try for the same post - last night I had the posts finished twice and when I clicked Publish Post I lost them both!

See this? It's a lovely Fable Handknits Baby Alpaca Log Cabin that I "was" making for my grandmother. She watches TV in a room that gets cold in winter so I thought this would be nice and warm. However....my dad and daughter visited her last week and apparently, she's hoping I knit her a Koigu Lace Shawl - which I made the huge mistake of wearing when I was visiting her. So now.....

I'm knitting this - not a shawl - but a Koigu scarf of my own design. I'd really love this scarf..........hopefully, it will be a good substitute for a lace shawl which I don't have the time or the inclination to make right now. Last Christmas I knit my grandma a scarf which she does wear but she would have liked it longer and with fringes. This one will definitely be longer but no fringes!

6 comments:

Meredith said...

Beautiful shawl! I am sure she will love it. The colours are absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE the pattern. Think I could convince you to make ME one for Christmas? Ha ha ha!!
She'll absolutely love it!!

KnickKname2B said...

It is a beautiful piece and I'm sure she'll love it!!
The first official present under the tree is my Christmas Exchange parcel...I picked it up yesterday and I'm so excited who the 'sender' is; I'll send the appropriate thank-you after Christmas...because you have to wait to open the presents...you just have to!!
Happy Christmas Knitting (and quilting and beading...oh wait, is that just me? sigh)
KnickKname2B

Isobel said...

The scarf is beautiful, it reminds me of a lizard ridge blanket it knitted last year. I am sure your grandmother will be most appreciative of your skill. The log cabin would make a nice mid-winter gift for her. Packages arrived yesterday, and thank you both my Christmas wrapped presents are under the small tree. Looking forward to communicating with my exchange partner at Christmas.

Madge said...

Your scarf for your grandmother is lovely. Koigu is so yummy, I'm sure she'll wear it all the time.

Lacey said...

Both pieces are beautiful.

wovengold said...

Gorgeous scarf. I love the pattern... Any hope you might publish it? (As if I need another project anytime soon...)