|wild rain and knitting
||[Oct. 29th, 2006|01:40 am]
all night the wind and rain has been blowing hard enough to knock a tree down, and has apparently hit a transformer, because the lights have been flickering and it looks like all the lights on the next street over are out! its comforting to know that even if the lights go out, i can still knit in that old-fashioned way the people have been doing for centuries - by candlelight! hee hee!
I'm working on 3 scarves at once in a pattern of my own design. One is fawn coloured, one pink, and one black/brown. They have an autumn feel to them, I think - but of course thats only because I know what I had in mind! I'm using a falling leaf lace pattern that looks a bit like drooping willow leaves. I like it! we'll see how it actually turns out.
Has anyone started thier holiday knitting? I know that one of us is making socks for her father, but i wondered what other folks were doing?
I thought that I wouldn't make any knitted gifts this year, but I'm finding I can't hold myself back! I want to give the scarves (of course), some fingerless mitts to friends, and little miniature mitten ornaments to everyone at work... and I want to make a black mock t-neck sweater with mid-length sleeves for my sister, who works at Starbucks and has to wear black. I thought a wide ribbed style would go together pretty quickly...
what about you guys? nighttime is a good time to knit the gifts, because no one sees... :-)