I feel that I post with some regularity. Granted, it’s not really regular regularity, but more of an interpretative regularity (see title). So, with that being said, my regular postings are about once a week now. I wish I could post more often and be urbane and clever and full of news, but I really can’t pull that off. Plus, I don’t have all that much to talk about. I work. I clean. I do dishes and laundry and I knit. Pretty much like every one else I know (except for the knitting part).
So, here’s some knitting. I have a dear friend is not able to knit, but appreciates the effort and skill of knitting. She turned 50 this year and had a lovely birthday party to which I was honored to be invited. I wanted to do something special for her, but understanding my limitations wanted it to be something I could actually produce. I gave her the gift of a knitted hat in the color of her choice. I picked Christina Hat (Ravelry) and found some lovely Malabrigo Rio in black and proceeded to realize that I am too damned old to knit black without some serious daylight. So, that’s what I did. I also plan to not offer to knit “any” color again. It was totally my fault. I dropped stitches and it took days to find them. Anyway, I will gift her the hat when I next see her, but here it is in all its glory.
The Malabrigo Rio is a fabulous yarn to knit with, so soft and bouncy, but it bleeds, FYI. The Christina Hat is a kick to knit and I can recommend it to anyone who want a versatile winter hat. I’m thrilled with the results and hope she will enjoy it. I know she’ll look gorgeous in it.
Plus, I have wad o’ shawlette, Vittorio. I haven’t washed and blocked him yet. But, I do love him.
I promise a better picture when he’s fully blocked. But, the Dyeabolical Yarn is so much fun!!! The colors change constantly and the combinations are perfect for someone like me who loves color. Hopefully, I can catch the tiny specks of “bling” when I get it blocked. My younger niece (Lil’ Bit) is coming in this afternoon so I’m gonna be a bit occupied (yay! 2 weeks in row with my babies), so it may not be blocked very soon. That, plus I have outside painting to do. Have a wonderful Saturday evening and terrific Sunday all!!!!