I am naming my finished Ginkgo Shawl "Transitions" which makes perfect sense to me. Click on the link to get to the pattern.
A quick gift
I didn't want to start on a new project before going to visit my in-laws. While I am there I am planning to work on my "Easy Folded Poncho" which is a popular pattern by Churchmouse and is just stockinette stitch. It will be easy to chat and visit with everybody while knitting this; no stitches or rows to count and I already bought the yarn last November!!! I just have to wind it up.
But there are some smaller things I have been wanting to do and I thought this is a good time for them.
I have been wanting to make a quick gift for someone for a while now. I finally decided on the cabled headband which is one of my own designs and a free pattern to boot (again, click on the link to get to the pattern).
As this is a gift for someone I don't know too closely, I decided on a yarn which is easy to take care of and can be machine washed. I checked my stash and found a nice rust colored yarn form England "Robin Double Knit", which my Mother-in -Law had given me a while back and started knitting ....
|I knitted double stranded to get the right weight|
|a little over 22 inches; 24 cables total|
... and three hours later I was done ...
|Kitchener stitch joint|
Today I surprised Kelly with the headband which she loves :)
Sometimes it just takes a little effort, a little yarn and a few hours time to brighten someone's day!