Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Pumpkin Sunrise Gift...
Monday afternoon I received the most wonderful gift in the mail. Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise had a give-away of these beautiful handmade (by her talented sister) stitch markers. I am the lucky winner and so excited to have these beauties!! They will be put to lots of good use. Karen is another knitting-addict with the cutest little sidekick, Frodo (her Schnauzer). I love seeing all the amazing projects she knits and reading of her life!!
For all the knitters out there, she did a wonderful post on socks yesterday and is going to continue with more! While I am not a sock knitter (made one pair... they stay stuck in a drawer... I just don't wear socks.), she almost made me want to try to love them... because SHE is so passionate about them. Thank you so much, Karen. I will treasure these gorgeous stitch markers!!
The background for the stitch markers is my current project. Grrrrr. I found the UFO (unfinished object) in my stash (while digging around for some yarn for another shawl). I had barely started this top last fall and then the colors and the linen yarn just didn't feel like fall knitting... so, I stuffed it away. Truth be told, I'm not lovin' it... but, I'm going to finish it. I'm down to the sleeves now. Then, there is the blocking... and the sewing together of all these parts...
The sewing together part is one of the many reasons I love knitting shawls... that, and they are my favorite thing to wear!! ;) You don't have to sew together a thing when you finish a shawl!!
Thank you again, Karen!! blessings to all ~ tanna