My friend Maureen posted about a Yarn Along and I couldn't resist. I made this morning's post earlier this week but it turns out to be timely :)
I've been reading and enjoying All Year Round. It is full of such great ideas. I have about 5 knitting projects on the go -I don't know how people do it one at a time. But these are the two most often knit things right now. On the right are a pair socks for Isobel, my mother-in-law. On the left is the start of Ella's Christmas stocking. As you may recall, I just made a Christmas stocking, but after seeing others do the same pattern with a name I couldn't help myself. Obviously I only work on the stocking after a certain Miss has gone to bed. If you are looking for a stocking pattern this one knits up very quickly.
Just like when we were married in 2003 (a week after the giant blackout), it's a good thing I've got my Christmas projects basically done (this is the last pair of socks). I found out on the weekend that my bizarre Mother and Daughter think that alpaca is 'itchy'???!! How is this possible?? Alpaca is gorgeous! Sigh, now the alpaca scarves I made them last year will not be worn. So being the Dutiful Knitter that I am, I bought some Marble yarn (100% acrylic) at Algonquin Sewing Centre up in Petawawa. The colours are pretty and at least they will wear them. Now I have to get busy and whip up some scarves before it really gets cold.