Made some serious progress on the Creekwood Shawl. So much that I ran out of yarn and had to order more. Should arrive by the end of this week. I only have 17 rows left but after adding so much to the cabled section there are a lot of stitches on the needles.
Another view. This is more what I had in mind - a cable shawl with a lace border. Instead of just doing charts ABA at the top, I did charts ABABABA. An extra 48 rows but I love the cables and am so happy I frogged this and redid it. I do plan on keeping this for myself and use it as a nursing shawl after our little guy arrives. No need to cover up with an ugly receiving blanket when I could use a lovely, machine washable shawl - as long as he doesn't spit up like his brother did after every feed, then he gets ugly receiving blankets. It'll also help hide any leaks :) I hope to make a couple more shawls for this purpose before the end of April.
The sleeves are getting bigger, slowly. Still working on increasing - have about 28 more rows. Trying to force myself to work on them. Besides the shawl it is the only thing I have on the needles.
However, I can always find a way to procrastinate. This is for a niece whose birthday was Monday. Yes, it will be late as well. This is working up quickly and I hope to mail it by this Saturday.
I love the embroidery so much I may be thinking of doing this for my other nieces this year for their birthdays.
Last post I didn't share some of the lovely things I received for Christmas this year. Above is the yarn gifted to me from my mom. I already have plans for 3 of the 4.
Charm pack from my SIL. My dad picked me out some fat quarters, mainly orange as that is the colour I have been craving during this pregnancy. And yes, you can crave a colour. I think I have washed all of it (forgetting to take pictures when they were are beautifully folded) and picked some out to make an orange quilt for the baby. Picked out an easy pattern, just need to start working on it.
Finished this Pixie hat for the baby during the holidays. My son's Dinosaur Dragon is a great model. It is a size 3-12 months. The ribbing really stretches.
Side view. I have 2 pairs of socks using this yarn and had enough leftover for this hat. I think I am finally out of it. I bought it on sale when I was first learning to make socks from JoAnn's. Now I'm willing to spend a little bit more for better quality yarn.
Here is the crescent shawl from the previous post all blocked. Can see the lace pattern a bit better.
My husband bought a mannequin during the holidays from a store that was going out of business. I, and most of my family, thought he was a little crazy, although the kids liked the idea. Here she is modeling for me so I guess she was a good purchase.
The shawl is more of a shawlette and the sock yarn I used makes it very light. This is how I am most likely to wear it under a coat or cardigan.