I love best the blogs where the writer just lets me know what’s going on in his/her world, so I’m going to try to do that more often.
First up, I’ve managed to finish a few things since my last update. I got a pair of Hederas knit up as part of the Makin’ Cookies KAL on Ravelry. The first time I tried making these socks didn’t work out. Perhaps because I was trying to learn to knit lace while riding on public transportation 🙂 Anyway, this time I flew through the pattern and was ready and waiting for Sock Innovations to come to the nearest bookstore. I love the book, but why is it that Interweave Press can’t produce one new book without a ton of errata? It was the same with Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia. I swear, I’m going to start waiting until all of their titles go into a second printing before buying things from now on. I thing there’s at least 8 sets of errors in this one, and about the same for Nancy’s book.
I also managed to finish a Norwegian Star Hat out of my stash of hat-knitting yarn I got on sale at A Tangled Skein in February. I went in to buy some yarn for my mom’s requested birthday gift (another hat) and ended up with a small stash of Ella Rae Classic for my Christmas gifts this year. The hat and socks both went into storage to be given out in December. I hope to finish a few more things throughout the year to have ready by the time the holidays roll around. I love these patterns and plan to make all of the hats on the TiennieKnits site. She’s got a great blog, and she makes things in multiples, which is amazing to me.