Saturday, September 5, 2009

Where did the summer go?

I left for a short vacation just after my last blog - a visit with a new grandson. When I returned I could never seem to catch up with what was going on. After I sent my youngest daughter across country to college a couple of weeks ago, I was sure I could find time to make a blog entry. Alas, even with just one child home, and in high school at that, time vanished faster than freshly baked cookies.

So today I decided to just grab a few minutes while no one else is around and show off some photos that have been waiting way too long in a folder on my desktop.

Several months ago I became fascinated with reversible cables. I made a hat and a couple of scarves.

The Palindrome Hat, shown here with the brim up ...

and here with the brim down, was fun to make. It is slated to be given away and will probably go to Warmer Winters.

Having tried one version of reversible cables I wanted to explore some more. I looked online and found several. Some of the reversible cables I looked at were Tangy, Reversible Cabled Brioche Stitch Scarf, and Irish Hiking Scarf.

I designed the cables for this scarf using some of the principles I learned through browsing online. I really liked the fact that they were reversible, but they required a bit more concentration than I wanted to exert when needing to do mindless knitting.

That's all the time I have to spare today. Netting show and tell (such as a klein-bottle bag)will have to wait until I can find or make a few spare blogging moments.

1 comment:

Carmen said...

I don't know, Mom - I've made cookies a few times since coming to college, and they seem to stick around for a few weeks at a time.