Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I have a HUGE list of things I want to knit as gifts for the holidays this year. I don't know that my fingers and wrists will be able to handle it without needing surgery by the end, lol. But I am excited about it. Really, really. There are baby sweaters, kid sweaters, mittens, and oh my stars... my most daunting project to date, a coat. I highly doubt I will get it all done, but if I can finish half of my to-do list, I will be over the moon.
I love my sister. I love her a lot. She is probably the best friend I have, and there isn't much I wouldn't do for her. How do I show her how much I love her? I make her things. She is always the first person I think of when I see a new knitting project. I wonder, "would Bonnie like that?" Yes, she is a blog reader too, and probably won't like me talking about her like this, but oh well sister, deal with it. It's my blog and I'll type if I want to.
Sister's gift this year is a coat. She knows this. I first showed her "Sylvi" in the spring. I knew the minute I saw it I would make it for her. I found some great yarn and started it the other day.
OH MY STARS, what an even bigger undertaking then I thought!! Y'all that are familiar with knitting know about "charts", right? (see my laptop screen in the image below) Each block represents a stitch and you read it back and forth following the chart "key" at different points to create the twist and cables of the design on the back. I have never done a project with a chart and I picked a hell of a chart to start with. It is two pages long with more then 157 rows. It is crazy and it is taking every single neuron in my brain to tackle it. HA! When I am looking at it and trying to figure something out it reminds me of something I read about stimulating an infant's brain and growing synapses, literally growing their brains. Yeah, I think I am growing my brain right now. Told you there isn't anything I wouldn't do for my sister.
Here is hoping I get it done!
And for those that have been asking... YES I will be posting jewelry from this past weekend's show on my website!! YOO HOOO!! I will start listing it tomorrow or Friday so stay tuned.