Christmas knitting is in full force in this house. I rushed through my homework this weekend in order to dedicate myself fully to knitting my fingers off, in an effort to leave adequate time to actually photograph my gifts this year before giving them away. I’m fairly on top of things at the moment. Knock on wood.
This poorly-photographed Milkweed shawl (or Buttermilk, as I’ve dubbed it) is (obviously) currently blocking and taking up about half of my living room. More on this when it comes off the towel/needles. There’s a bit of nostalgia wrapped up in this silky little number.
Keeping in line with my theme, another out-of-focus, over-exposed picture! It does, however, illustrate that I am nearly finished with mom’s sweater. Once the shawl comes up off of the much-coveted real estate on the floor, this sweater will receive a quick, light block before I add the seed stitch button and neck bands. It looks very much like a bulky, rumpled mess right now, but I’ve tried it on and am quite pleased with it. I may even have one in mind for myself in an autumnal color of some sort, if I don’t become completely burnt out on knitting by year’s end.
At this point, I wasn’t even trying with the camera; it is gray outside and my hands are shaking from caffeine and I just cannot be bothered with worrying about beautiful, inspiring images. I think that my sense of photography right now very much echoes my sense of urgency with knitting and creating. It must happen rightnow! Twosecondsago! Anyway, enough griping about that…this is a Zetor shawl, knit for my Yiaya out of one of the first yarns I dyed, a beautiful, multi-dimensional red BFL. The base yarn didn’t wear very well for socks, but I think that something a bit more delicate, like lace, will suit the yarn just fine. I sought out a pattern that would basically allow me to knit until I ran out of yarn, and this happily fit the bill. The lace pattern itself is simple but leaves behind a visual punch that I think will please Yiaya’s discerning tastes. I’m sure that, either way, she’ll love it just because I made it, which is always what I hope for.
So, off to continue my knitting! I still have a couple of hats to work up for my dad and brother, and hope to capture all of these knits when completely finished, and hopefully by Scott’s hand. Boy has a way with the camera.