Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm Back

Sorry for the long absence from blogland. I've been swamped the last few weeks and just couldn't muster the energy to create a post. My step-mother fell and broke her left hip in August and came to live with us for a few weeks after her rehab was over. She kept me busy, so busy I didn't even have time to knit much. We took her back to her home on Saturday and got her settled in so nobear_claww we're back to our normal life.

It's amazing how something as simple as an unassuming house guest can turn your life upside down. Anyway, here's one of the projects I've tried to work on over the last month. It's the Bear Claw Scarfette by Olga Buraya-Kefelian in Socks That Rock Oregon Red Clover Honey Medium-weight. I was not sure the needles were large enough to give me the kind of fabric I had in mind so I wet-blocked it on the needles. I think it's going to be ok.


Margaret said...

What a pretty stitch pattern! You could go up a size, but if you've got the width you want it looks great as is! So glad to hear your stepmom is doing well enough to be back home, and I'm sure she's glad to be back in familiar surroundings.

kathy in Juneau said...

Ooh, it's lovely!!

Welcome back! said...

I'm trying to knit the bear claw shawl and I'm not sure if I should sew the two halves together and then knit the border. Also, how do I do the corners of the border? I hope you can help me. I would love to have the shawlette. It is so beautiful!