Catch up: a few finished objects

 

Well, April wasn't all that kind to us at our house.  A nasty little respiratory virus found it's way into the house a week or so before Easter and made it's way around the whole family.  My girl missed her Spring concert and Easter brunch party at school, and my poor little guy ended up with pneumonia, which caused him to miss a field trip and his Easter party too.  A sinus infection and bronchitis were my lucky prizes, and my husband faired pretty well, just a mild version of everything.  

In the midst of all of that, our 8 year old yellow lab had surgery to remove a large mass from her back leg, which was her 2nd surgery on that leg in a year's time.  Talk about caregiving, handing out medications, coughing, and not much knitting time....that was our house for a few weeks.  I am so happy to say everyone is feeling much better and the house has gotten back to normal.  

Seeing as I never even got to posting on here at all in April, I thought I should at least share a few things I was able to finish up in the past 6 weeks or so.  

I used a skein of Front Porch Fibers Silky Sockin Holly Berry, to work up Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis.  This was the perfect gift for my Mother-in-Law, who is always admiring whatever I have wrapped around my neck.  She adored it.  It was a lovely little knit, fun to work up, with unique construction.  

Starshower cowl, in Front Porch Fibers Silky Sock, Holly Berry colorway

I used this gorgeous skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in "Robin Red Breast" to work up a quick pair of fingerless gloves, since our weather has still required something to keep the hands warm.  I used the Borough pattern, by Veronica O'Neil, but omitted the convertible flap and closed thumb. 

Borough, in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino, Robin Red Breast colorway

They are a perfect fit and cheer me up every time I pull them on...unless I remind myself that it's May and I shouldn't need them.  

And then I feel like this:

.....or this:

Lastly, one of my all-time favorite knits to-date, this sweet little sweater for my girlie.  The pattern is Ice Cream Sundae from Dani Sunshine, and it's really fabulous.  Brilliant shaping, easy to follow instructions, with the most adorable result, I'm sure it won't be the last one I make.  

Ice Cream Sundae, in Luna Grey Fiber Arts Aspen Sport, Pewter and Primrose colorways

I will be back much sooner this time.....I will be releasing 2 new patterns next week, as well as sharing a recent interview with Jackie, owner of Luna Grey Fiber Arts.  And there will be a yarn giveaway, so be sure to check back!

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