If you are me, you're thinking - OMG - all those ewes are going to be delivering lambs soon. It's mind boggling to me and I have my fingers crossed. Once we get into it, there will be no time to think about what is happening. Somehow, we will make it through.
I'm not much for looking back on past year's nor making resolutions. Tried it a couple times and just fell back to my own habits. I do know that 2012 was a busy year for my family and I and that is good. I have been laying the groundwork for upcoming things and although it seems forever for them to happen, they will in due time. Like I tell Julia "Be patient and do not wish your life away." So this year, I'll be having some new things to share with you. Stay tuned. I'm just hoping for a busy year for 2013 too!
Exciting news from the Houzz front. Our Farmhouse was Number 6 in most bookmarked stories in all of 2012! And it was Number 1 in most bookmarked for Most Colorful Houses. Very cool for me - sitting here in the middle of nowhere - to know that my style of decoration and use of color is appealing to people far away. I know it should not be all about the numbers but they do impress when they are good (and so many times they are lackluster - as when one of my new kniting books comes out and I check on the Amazon ratings under Best Selling Knitting Books and they barely crack the top 100). The Houzz thing is a pat on the back which I appreciate. I also appreciate the luck of meeting the photographer Rikki Snyder via Sarah Zimmerman who had the idea to photograph for Houzz. And who introduced me to Houzz considering I didn't know the first thing about it in August.
Enough Kristin enough. Onto the knitting that is finally finished - my Sebastian Gloves from the Knitalong. Here's the first pair - I made multi-colored fingers because I could. This is the version with the ribbed border. They fit great and they are for me! I am in dire need of a new pair of gloves. I actually used odds and ends of my Julia Yarn which is the exact same yarn as my Color By Kristin. I had a head start because I actually made one of the gloves last spring as the prototype for the pattern.
Here's the second pair which have the flared border. Again, I had one of these finished last spring too! I decided I would add multi-colored embroidery to these because I can't get enough color. To further mix up the colors, I added a reverse Stockinette Stitch Ridge at the border. To do this I picked up at the edge with dpns and work 2 rounds of purl. Then I bound off in knit stitch. I used two different colors which were used in the embroidery. And I am keeping these also! Selfish maybe but I need gloves and I never get to knit for myself - I'm always knitting for a deadline and sending a project into the great world. I'll keep one pair in the car and one in the house. It's cold here in New England!
I'm sure it is time for some selfish knitting at your house too. If you want to try the Sebastian Gloves, you can order the pattern by clicking the button below for $6.00 by clicking the button below. It will be immediately sent to your in-box.
My best to you all as we start the year fresh and new - full of possibilities. Pray for peace. I know I am.