SO for Hannah I am thinking something simple but very soft and very useful. I was thinking Fetching from Knitty Summer 2006.
They are gorgeous, cute, and I think she’ll use them. I actually am starting them today with Willow Blue Sky Organic Cotton. It is a blend of naturally occuring colors in the cotton, so it is actually undyed and even more gentle! It’s my favorite! So soft and the colors are so mellow! I have to go get #6 needles, but luckily Windsor Button is close enough to run to at lunch time!
For Roanne and possibly my mother also I was thinking from Knitty Winter 2004: Aibhlinn. I am thinking of doing it for my mother in Organic Blue Sky Alpaca (I told you it was my favorite! And for Roanne- in the sea cell yarn. I hope I can knit them both. I’ll probably knit my mom’s up first because I’m used to working in the cotton and then knit Roanne’s. I’m a little apprehensive about the sea cell, but I think she’ll love it. It will have to be her only present as the sea cell is cost prohibitive.
I reall want to make the Mrs. Bretton pattern from Knitty Winter 2005! I’m not sure who to make it for thought- they are so pretty, but I think they are kind of silly.
I just love them, but who would appreciate the whimsy? Well I know who would, but she does read this…
And for Grandma! I am thinking about making an afghan- I love the Lizard Ridge pattern from Knitty Fall 2006. I am just making a lap blanket that grandma can curl up in on the couch with her cat. I think she’ll like it, but I can’d decide what colors G-ma would like it in. I have a bunch of Peruvian wool from overbuying for Christmas projects last year. That would probably be a good use for it!
so those are my knitting plans. Since it’s August I don’t think this is too many projects, but we’ll see how long the Aiblinn project takes. I could just do a boring pattern for G-ma. I think she’ll like it either way. I still have to figure out knitting gifts for: Dad, Becca?, Liz, Ben, Ben’s dad?, and Jessie?. That seems a little much.
We’ll see. Christmas in August! Will post on Monday about progress on Fetching!