i realized with shame that the lumberjacks delight is the only FO i’ve shown you thus far from this year. i’ve finished two other things (though one is an obvious frogger, so i’m not sure you’ll ever see it in its current incarnation), one of which is waiting for it’s ceremonial blocking to be inaugurated as a Finished Object. and i have started ever so many things, and been knitting bits and pieces of others. never ever let it be said that i haven’t been knitting. because that would be heresy. but i certainly haven’t been focused on knitting… where shall we point the finger? love made me do it? young house love? apartment therapy? design sponge? door sixteen? oh, you go ahead and take your pick!
i’ve been lusting after this yarn for years. two, at least? but with the price tag on these babies, it’s enough to make any cheapskate think twice. but my dad was totally excellent, and bought me three skeins of blue sky alpaca suri merino for christmas. thank you, dad! seriously, though, when stuff like this is on the market, i truly don’t understand some people’s devotion to cashmere. when this lump of garter grows up, it will be a schieffelin point shawl from kate gagnon osborn, whose designs i love. they are the perfect combination of classic and contemperary. i haven’t even finished the first skein, and this pattern should use all three, so… it’ll be a bit.
and that fuzzy blue thing in the foreground of this picture? that’s haven from kim hargreaves. i ALSO love her designs. i frogged a really old knit made up of two skeins of misti alpaca chunky marina melange from years ago… but two skeins ain’t gonna cut it for haven. i might need another skein (or two) and i have absolutely no idea if the marina melange made now will match it’s mates from several years ago. but i cast on anyways…
and the background of that picture? is an easy segue into something else i’ve been working on recently (inspired by the links above).
i did some work on this corner. i’ve been meaning to put that picture into that frame for over a year now, but i knew it would require some trimming, and tweaking of the picture, plus i wanted to paint the frame. but none of these things were getting done with the picture and the frame tucked away in corners. so i still want to tweak it (fill in the white page border and paint the frame. white, i think) but i’m far more likely to now that i’m actually seeing it everyday. all the things crowding on the bench? were each auditioning for the limited positions on the wee corner shelf (for finalists, see above).