Recently my sewing time has been virtually non-existent with Tristan pretty much giving up his nap. He occasionally falls asleep in the car and I get a little bit done but I try not to let him sleep too long or he won’t go to bed at night. Those of you with little ones know what I’m talking about. Fortunately, knitting happens mostly in the evening in front of the television after the urchins are in bed. Right now I’m working on two Christmas gifts. I am a very, very bad sister and the sweater that was given to my brother for Christmas 2007 is still on the needles. I am determined to have it on his body on June 25 — okay, well, it will probably be too hot to be on his body but I want it to be able to be put on his body — only six months late. Man, I’m a bad sister.
In brighter news, this purple silk scarf is for my Grandmother for this Christmas, as in 2008. She’s a purple-a-holic so I know she’ll love the color and what woman doesn’t like silk? The pattern is pear and trellis by Anne Hanson. I knew I wanted to try one of her patterns and Anne was happy to help me figure out what ones would be adaptable to the non-lace weight yarn. The pattern is great with both a chart and written instructions for the lace. The pattern is five pears across but I am only doing three pears on account of the aran yarn. I’m not sure how the length will turn out but I think it’s going to be okay — I’m eight repeats in and haven’t used half the yarn yet. Now I just need to finish that sweater….