I love the first day of the new season, whatever the season. It gives me a chance to look back and put challenges of the old season away, and to look forward to new projects and plans for the upcoming season. I thought I’d share some handwork projects I finished this fall; it seems so much more satisfying than just focusing on the multitude of works in progress everywhere!
I just finished this cotton washcloth today! It’s so soft, I loved working with the yarn. I wrapped up a bar of lemon-poppyseed soap I made with it for a gift and tied a pretty silver ribbon around it. I’m going to share the pattern with my fellow knitters, because it is easy-peasy:
Use size 8 needles (and honestly, I have no idea what size I used 🙂
Cast on 4 st. K one row. K3, YO, K to end of row. Repeat until you have 43 st.
K2, K2 tog, YO, K2 tog, K to end of row. Repeat until 4 st remain.
K one row.
I finished a basket and I wish I had a photo ready of how lovely it looks stained with walnut. I like how deep and roomy it is, and I’ve been using it as my “purse” for a couple of months now. I have another basket pattern I want to play with, but it may have to wait until we get into the next house. Whenever that is.
I got the pattern from here:
So now winter is here and new projects are calling my name! I plan to finish knitting my second pair of socks, applique a bed cover, sew a couple of dolls, and embroider a gingham apron. We’ll have to see just how well that goes in between getting the house ready to list for sale again and packing up boxes of our lives to put into storage. It sure would be nice if the Lord would reveal where we were to be moving to, but I suppose that is another blog for another time.
Happy winter handworking!