This is the week to start new projects. Yes another Hitchhiker is on the needles. I am on number three for presents for Christmas for Little Buddy's therapists. I think I will have one more to finish after this one. This is now my car project and got a lot of work completed on it today when I was getting my car serviced. I am trying hard to be ahead of the game this year as far as holiday creating goes.
I am not a newbie knitter, actually I have been actively knitting for almost 30 years yet this new sweater of mine had to be completely ripped out and started again. I twisted my stitches before joining even though I checked that out about ten times before the actual join. I was not to far into it so it wasn't a devastating mistake. The great thing about knitting is that there are few mistakes you can't redo. This is Jessie's Girl, a really simple pattern if you indeed don't twist your stitches. I am using yarn I had left over from a baby ripple blanket I made last year for a new great niece of mine. I think I will make it in super large stripes of gray and cream, or maybe gray on the bottom and cream on the top, I haven't decided yet.
Two new books have found their way to me in the mail this week. I am trying not to buy as many books, rarely do I make enough of the projects in them to warrant the price, but they really are lovely to look at. Jo, my knitting/crocheting/sewing idol made a fabulous tunic from this book. I fell in love with it and now I want one, too. It is a bit down on my list of things to make but I'll get to it eventually. This is just a gorgeous book and I feel calmer just looking through the beautiful pages.
I also got this great book by Kristen Omdahl a fellow Floridian. Kristen and I do not run in the same yarn circles but I feel I want to support her design genius. Lots of lovely projects in here that is for sure.
And hot off the press is the beautiful Beth Shawl from our very own Five on Friday host Amy. I can't wait to get busy on this beautiful shawl based on the book Little Woman. You all know I adore Amy, hop on over and buy this pattern for yourself. It is a beauty.
So those are the yarny things happening at my house this week. Thank you for hosting Five on Friday Amy, you are the best.
Wishing you all a great weekend and special thanks for all of your positive comments on my Mama Lovey Lamb.