It’s not that knitting hasn’t been happening since mid-summer. But there was an election campaign to wage and win. And it was won! So now that the work of the election is behind, and other work commitments satisfied, there’s time to catch up here. Or at least try to, since there really has been plenty of making going on, in between campaigning, voter registration, telephone canvassing, and all other manner of daily obligations. I think I left off in July ….
Mid-summer knitting focused on family and Judaica. With future projects in mind, I drafted and executed charts for a lace knit Hebrew Alef Bet (alphabet). My charts for a mosaic knit Alef Bet were completed, but time didn’t permit making a simple sampleand I got the cabled alefbet chart started. The charts will be available soon as a Pattern for Peacebuilders.
I continued work on my Minyan Project, completing a hefty knitted black kippah (my own pattern, Rowan Handknit Cotton, and US 2/2.75 dpns),a bit less stiff than its crocheted counterpart, but large enough to cover an Orthodox head.
As my youngest niece-let prepared to shed a few front teeth, I raced to finish a Tooth Fairy pillow, complete with back pocket for clean teeth and rewards (pattern by MyFairKatie, Raveled). And I tried to get a head start on her birthday request: a batch of handmade food for her play kitchen. Besides collecting images and patterns for ideas, I started with breakfast: some fried eggs (Sunny Side Up Tawashi scrubber pattern by Hamanaka Kikaku), and a crocheted set of Fiesta Ware breakfast dishes.
And then there was August ….