The above pretty sailboat was the one owned by my parents when I was born, and until my twin brothers came along a year and two months later. The Indian was a Herreshoff designed sloop, and Dad did well racing her when the wind was up. Three in diapers on a boat was more than my mother was willing to contemplate, though! But sailing was something my parents both encouraged, giving us the opportunity to learn in small boats on the local lake, and chartering larger craft on the Chesapeake Bay and the coast of Maine. This photo of a photo is the only picture I’ve taken since New Years, and it’s been that long since I’ve posted anything! Nothing much happening, nothing catching my eye, no completed knitting…
Speaking of knitting, I sat down to organize my thoughts about what I want to complete in the coming months? year? period of time?? I knew there was a lot on the list. Here’s what you all have to look forward to, in order (maybe):
pair of socks for middle granddaughter, the current project (late Christmas request)
a bumblebee pillow/toy for youngest granddaughter (to go with the tiny one I finished at Christmas, late Christmas request)
a pair of baby booties or two for the infant due to my goddaughter, due in February
pair of socks for one of the Quaker Knitting Goddesses, already started and #1 up past the heel (request)
some washcloths/dishcloths for a friend who likes using them
another cousin sweater, for the fourth cousin; he’s requested a mosaic knit colorwork sweater
hat for a friend who saw the Christmas stockings with colorwork trees on them, and wants that design as a hat
I have the yarn set aside for three sweaters for me; I’d like to do at least one this year; I also have yarn put aside for the Andrea Mowry Nightshift shawl, also for me, with yarn that was gifted. I probably will fit one of those in between knitting for others.
And then there are the UFOs. Things unfinished that I’d like to get off the needles include a linen stitch baby blanket that doesn’t have a designated baby for it; a prayer shawl, lace, but the intended recipient died before I could finish it; a sweater from homespun spun by a friend who requested a brioche sweater, and then dropped off the face of the earth; a very plain, warm and utilitarian sweater I am reknitting for myself, reusing yarn from one I knit decades ago and wore out.
ALL of the above I should be able to complete from stash. Most is already contained in discrete bags, with patterns if patterns exist.