Thank you, dear blog readers, for your warm and heartfelt wishes as we step into 2011. The end of 2010 was a little hard to swallow as so much of my knitting time went "bad". What can you do about knitting that doesn't want to cooperate, live up to it's "good" name, or give back the time and effort you put into it? You can't do anything! Except, perhaps, remember the good knitting, the beautiful knitting, the rewarding knitting, and the knitting that made you smile from ear to ear!
The last project I finished in 2010 made me feel as if I could fly.
Susan's Fog Lifter was the bright spot in my last few months of knitting. Fog Lifter, named for the fog it helped to lift after my surgery, also lifted my spirits and put a smile on my face. Two balls of beautifully dyed wool (400 yds each) from Plain and Fancy Sheep & Wool Co. (no web address), made a generously sized wrap, a warm and cozy wrap. (Here is a link to the Fog Lifter Susan knit for my birthday and it is an oft worn shawl.)
The rhythm of the stitch pattern was easy to get into, and yet, it was interesting enough to keep me on my toes. The crochet bind off was new to me and it was a fun technique to learn and add to my knitting repertoire. This shawl was so much fun to knit...you know you want to knit one, too!!
Fog Lifter: Raveled Here