Wednesday, 3 March 2010

long lacy summer wrap up

I thought I had not done much and that the move had really slowed things down.   Just as well I had kept a record in my super-useful Moleskine knitting book or journal.  It has all sorts of things in it - ideas, records, finished objects, stash bought and hopefully used, even books I've bought.

So here's a wrap-up of what I've done.

I'm counting the Brandywine shawl.  It wasn't finished when summer ended officially, but it was definitely started in summer.

My lacy kerchief scarf was another lacy summer knit.  It's been gifted and hopefully will be a warm addition to the winter wardrobe of a woman in Canberra.

Two Shetland lace stoles were done and can be seen here and here.  Middle DIL was thrilled with hers for Christmas.

A heart to heart scarf, also by Evelyn Clark was given away.  I still have a leafy foliage scarf packed away in the gifts basket.

Last week I finished the Ivy Vines Cowl and this will be a birthday present for the same  DIL who received the Shetland lace triangle.

Last thing to mention for the summer of lace was Ailsa's Bollywood capelet which I enjoyed knitting very much once I recovered from a nasty cold which half killed my brain for a few days.

So, all up, not too bad an effort.  Certainly more than I expected had been done.  Hurray for keeping records, something I'm usually not too fussy about.

I also signed up for another Southern Summer of Socks.  Well, something had to give, either lace or socks.  The first summer I did this, I knitted fourteen pairs, more actually because children's socks were counted as half an adult one.  This year I have managed two pairs.  One for the daughter of the person in Canberra and the other pair from Ailsa's lovely Indian summer green sock wool,

However, I'm surprised I got that far with the disruptions we've had here.  More done overall than it seemed.  I do have two lacy scarves on the go at the moment but really can't count them.  Neither is finished and I pick them up occasionally.

As well as what's been detailed above, I did two knitted cotton tops for two of my granddaughters, so more knitting than I even remembered at first.


Rose Red said...

Wow, that sounds like a lot of knitting!

I havne't done much sock knitting either this summer - feel a bit slack about that, but I guess I've been doing other knitting too!

catsmum said...

we should have enlisted you for our team DoingABradbury during the Ravelympics. Your needles must have been smoking Jan.

Lynne said...

A very productive summer indeed!