Do you remember those words from the song "Maria" in the Sound of Music when the nuns are trying to describe Maria? They call her a flibberti gibbet, a willo' the wisp, meaning someone who flits from thing to thing. That's sort of how I feel right now. With Christmas past, I flit between projects, not getting anything finished, but changing from this to that on a whim! So here are a few of the things I've been working on.
A while back I saw a wonderful flower afghan and I searched and searched for the pattern to no avail. Then, I saw a flower motif and recognized it as being very similar. So I did my best to copy the flower and have started my own flower afghan! I knew I wanted something quiet to go with my white and green decor and settled at last on these white flowers with green centers! I can't decide if I like this side best or the other side, which I'll show at some point in the future.
Then there are the crazy quilted pockets for a pincushion caddy to go over the arm of my chair/sofa. All in shades of green, white and natural linen.
There is the green Louet KidLin (lovely mix of mohair and linen that is so soft and light!) shawl that I've been working on for ages. It's a simple garter stitch so it shouldn't take too long, but it is BORING knitting! I'd sure like to have it finished to use this summer over a nice linen summer dress!
Then I got to playing among my basket of old cutter linens as I've been thinking about making a very simple white pincushion with this piece of old crochet for the sole decoration.
There's just something so delightful in playing around with old linens and lace!
Even when some pieces such as this lovely old dresser scarf are too badly damaged to use as is. It just means I can cut it up to use it for something else! So many possibilities!
I did finish one more project before Christmas, which I couldn't share until now! This is the scarf I knit for my soon to be new daughter-in-law who is engaged to my foster son! We're looking forward to a June wedding!