The last two weeks have been a little bit of a blur lost in a the final flurry of assignments and exams. Somehow, I managed to finish it all. With these last two classes complete, I have only my second practicum to do and I am officially done. Or at least done for now. My next goal is to get some ASL (American Sign Language) certifications under my belt. But that’s a whole other set of classes and it can wait until I am finished with this first.
I have, however, managed to sneak in a little knitting. Sadly, I can’t show too much to you right now as most of it is Christmas knitting. I am pleased that this year will be a little bit more of a handmade Christmas than last year. I am the first to admit that last year the bar was set pretty low for knitting expectations so really it’s not taking too much to beat that. This year is still not as “handmade” as other years, but at least I’m fairly certain that I will not be having any screaming meltdowns in the mall on Dec 22 while trying to figure out what to buy for my SIL & her husband.
I can however show you this. This is my Hubby’s Linen Stitch scarf. (It was impossible to get a good picture of the whole scarf).
Apologies for the picture repeat, but it’s the only one where you can really see the colours.
After some debate I added some tassels to one end. My Hubby decided that he did in fact want tassels, so onto the other side they went. I think that they finish the scarf beautifully.
The scarf is easy to make and Linen Stitch is quick to learn. 449 stitches per row is a little bit of a pain and if you do make a mistake and have to tink back it’s about as much fun as knitting with barbed wire would be. It is however, worth the effort in the end. Which is good, because with the response it’s been getting from people, I see a few more of these in my future.
Hope everyone else had a great fibre filled week.