Monday, November 28, 2011

What were you Thankful for?

This past week, if you happen to live in the United States area of North America, included a day of Thanksgiving, followed (for many) by a day of overspending, crowds and hitting the malls or stores while it was still more than dark outside.

Originally the holiday was a day of gratefulness, gratitude that crops had grown and matured to harvest and there would be enough to eat through the cold, dark, winter months.  Appreciation for people who already knew the land and what could be found to stretch those crops, although that changed pretty quickly later on, and a general sense of family and well being.

Today, well for some it still means those things, for others it is just the day of feasting before heading to the store to start the craziness of Christmas shopping, or in the case of knitters, frantic Christmas Knitting.

One more project is off my needles, somewhere in the meantime a couple more ideas jumped on, but we will see if they actually end up as Finished Objects or just pipe dreams later on.  For now, I bring you.....

Once more into the stripes...

Another top down raglan, hoodie with no shaping or texture, just plain stripes...well maybe not plain stripes this time around, more varied stripes.
For a more detailed picture of the stripe pattern see this post.

Another one jumped on the needles as TDQ didn't want to be left out, hers is a lighter grey with eggplant colored stripes, pictures in the next few days I think, today I am working on her blanket from the summer that has been sadly neglected and only needs a border and edging.  I am two repeats into the border, pretty sure I will stop after the third and move onto a simple garter stitch edge before weaving in a million and three ends.

And maybe even decorate a little bit more!


1 comment:

Amanda said...

Those stripes have worked very well. I'll help you weave in all those ends - I'll do the 3 and you can do the rest;)