I have been doing lots of knitting but not for myself. But I do love to knit for others especially for those who appreciate hand knitting.
Gift #1 - Another contagious cowl for a friend's birthday. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture as I was in a hurry to give it to her (it was 1 month after her birthday)
Gift #2 - My 3rd contagious cowl for Lynette. She choose the yarn (Yarn Pirate sock yarn) from my stash & I
knitted with 2 strands together & 1 skein was enough for this longer cowl.
Gift #3 - My own design, Cathedral Shawl for my dear neighbor (Pam) who is always taking care of my garden. I used Knit Picks Shadow (2ply merino) & it's a lovely yarn to knit with. This yarn has been in my stash for 2 years & this is the 1st time that I am using it.
Gift #4 - Again my own design, Treasure Lace for Lydia who wanted a scarf in Malabrigo Lace. She wore my Treasure Lace which was knitted in Malabrigo Lace & loves the feel of the yarn. Again, I went stash hunting & found 2 skeins in purple. Lydia wanted a plain shawl as she does not like too much lace, so I changed the lace edging to a simple chevron pattern & also modified the short rows so that the shawl is narrower & longer. It turns out nice & I even wore it once.
Actually this period of gift knitting gave me time to plan my future projects ......