Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Small Projects

I went to the Countrywool Rip Van Winkle Knitting Retreat last weekend, in the Catskill Mountains of NY state. Fun people, and lots of fun small projects, in fact that was the theme of the Retreat.

I started a pair of fingerless Swedish-style fingerless mitts, and had finished a pair of liced mittens (I posted a picture of these a month or so ago) prior to the Retreat. I also did the following before the Retreat:
Cute, huh?
They are all 2-3 inches in size, and knit from Brown Sheep Top of the Lamb, which I think is fingering weight. I plan on making a few more of each, to put on the tree this year.
Not much else to report on just yet, I am working on Christmas gifts for DH and family, so I will post pictures as I finish, since none of them read the blog. I am also finishing the packing for the moving truck that is going to TX, most of it is done but a few things remain.
While I walked around and helped people last weekend, I continued to knit on the Lady Eleanor stole from Scarf Style. I m doing it in worsted weight Linen from Misty Mountain Farm, which I think they sell at their retail shop called My Favorite Yarn, located somewhere in NW Virginia. Really interesting stuff, this linen, it starts to soften up just from being worked up, so hopefully it will drape well when finished and washed. It's not yet at the stage that looks like anything, though the colorway is gorgeous, so if I get a chance I'll take a picture. I could get hooked on linen, I think.