Our holidays were a bit subdued this year, Keith had surgery on December 21st, so we were mostly preoccupied with that.
The surgery went well, and he is now slowly recovering.
I did finish the Cardinal Sampler, my final finish of 2013.
|The Cardinal Sampler - Patricia Andrle|
32 ct antique linen, DMC, and metallic threads
I combined some metallic thread with the DMC for the border and illuminated initial to give it a little sparkle.
It didn't show up too well, but you can see a little of the shine in this close-up.
I want to get it framed for next Christmas!
My next project had to be something really simple. I decided to knit Keith a scarf. I worked on this in the waiting room during his surgery. It had to be a really mindless pattern because I was totally mindless that day!
I picked a "self striping" yarn that I saw on ebay. It is a "slow stripe", and is just suited for things like scarves.
I am knitting the scarf longways so the pattern is more subtle.
The pattern is really easy. First knit in a garter stitch for 4 rows, then purl 2 rows, knit 2 rows all the way across. Finish with 4 rows of garter stitch.
I believe the color is called "Sherwood Forest". The colors. greens, browns, grays, are favorites of Keith's. I hope he will like it.
I have a ways to go, so I doubt that is will be finished in 2013. I was also thinking about knitting a matching hat.
When I get a chance, I will be back to re-cap the 2013 finishes.
Hope everyone has a very Happy, Healthy New Year!