I've never had time to block this shawl. I've worn it almost every day since I finished it. It's Sundry and the yarn label is downstairs. This yarn never even made it into the stash. I bought it on our last trip to Myrtle Beach with this project in mind. The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn but this is lace weight yarn therefore, it's smaller than the original pattern. I absolutely love this shawl. It's lightweight but incredibly warm and is just perfect for those days when the house is just a little chilly but not chilly enough for the furnace or a fire. I'm already planning to make another one.
These are both asymmetrical shawls and I love them. These are so easy to wear. I haven't worn Sundry outside of the house, but every time I wear the creamy pink one, I get loads of compliments.
One of my goals this year is to learn to use my knitting machine. After a lot and I do mean a lot of practice, tears and utter frustration I was able to make these. Our church has started a hat mission for the homeless and that's where these are headed. You machine knit a blank, gather both ends and seam, leaving a small opening to turn them inside out. It takes about an hour to make a blank and about 45 minutes to finish. There is a steep learning curve for machine knitting and people in the MK group on Ravelry are making wonderful items.
One thing I've found out being home is that my concentration is shot. Pain pills make me sleep and the pain makes me cranky, irritable and unable to think. I made up a list of things I wanted to get done but since I can't concentrate, I've been sticking to simple things. I completed the hats since I've been home. As well as this one. It was a one size fits all from Lion Brand, but I don't know of an adult with a head small enough to fit this one. It's also destined for the charity bin,
For baby #2, I made these booties. They are the cutest things I've seen in a long time and I
am finally glad to be able make these for a baby girl. There's also a dress but because of the aforementioned brain fog is incomplete.