Let the knitting commence!

Finally, the knitting drought around here is over.

This might have helped -- a challenge by my guild, the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Guild - knit a 6" square in PINK! Pink! Anyone who knows me would tell you that I'm not a pink kind of gal! But for a good cause, I took up the needles. You are probably expecting a pink piece of fair isle knitting -- but look, what could this be!
It looks pretty squirrely here, but with a bit of wet blocking, it'll be more recognizeable.
I'll give it a little steam blocking when I'm ironing this week. This is a very simple lacy pattern -- even I could do it! The Guild is going to sew all of the 6" squares into a Pink Afghan which is going to be raffled off with the proceeds to benefit a Cancer Recovery Program at the University of Waterloo -- good cause!

My square was done with Lipstick Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift -- looks so good I just might have to make a scarf with this pattern -- of course, it won't be pink!

So, this led me to picking up Alcea again -- and the next step was to cut open the front cardigan steek -- so here goes.

Yes, that's my scissors slicing right up the front steek -- I've picked up and knit the button side of the band -- I'm doing the button hole side now -- so next time, pictures of the bands with instructions.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Anne- The Lipstick color is a gutsy shade of pink. I know you're not a frilly sort of person.

    Glad to see you're back in the swing of things.

  2. Martha in Kentucky5 March 2007 at 18:14

    Hi Anne,

    Just wanted to let you know I've been getting lots of use out of the Bressay jacket for which you got my Jamieson chunky yarn for me a couple of years ago. I even taught a class on how to make it here at home! I'm getting ready to teach a FI class now! I'm getting excited about it, too! We'll be starting small with a baby sweater so people can get the idea of the steeks. Take care.

  3. Glad you found you knitting mojo! I'm looking forward to seeing more of Alcea!


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