Thursday, March 4, 2010
Clacking Needles, Turning Pages
Usually by now, my knitting needles are put away for winter. This year’s projects were numerous cowls made in several different yarns. A few were made in Lion Brand’s new yarn, Amazing, a variegated wool. I am not fond of using wool, but this one was quite nice, and I will have to admit very warm to wear this last cold winter! I plan to make more. In fact, I have a closet full of yarn, but I am not getting things done this year for some reason. Too much reading and writing instead…not enough hours in the day, even cold days!
DH has made me several shawl pins which I love. Nice on winter shawls, they also work well on these open weave spring scarves. He has sold a few pins, although it is hard for me to part with any that are my favorites. He has made them in oak, cherry, walnut, and hedge taken from the family farm. This winter’s Lion Brand catalog showed a new design of shawl pin that I got him to try. With a matching “latch”, I think it turned out well.