Sunday, April 22, 2007

My First Cable!

This is my very first cabled project! I thought cabling was going to be sooo hard, and it turned out to be pretty darned easy! It's slightly more time-consuming than just knitting, but hard? Heck no! You don't even do it every row, just every 7th or 8th. Neat! (Note for my non-knitters: the "cables" are the twisty parts.)

Another hat successfully finished for the troops serving aboard ships and overseas.

Next up- cool ties!

(I have also finished one of Dad's two brown, brushed baby alpaca socks. One. I think I may have second sock syndrome. See, It even has a name. That makes it a real condition and it's not my fault. Right?)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Hats and Healing

As you can see, I've been working on hats for the Ships Project. I love knitting hats; they're so quick to work up that I don't get bored, and there are so many designs and color variations possible that I don't think I'll run out any time soon. Right now I'm working on one that has my very first cable! It's also quite satisfying to be doing something, even something so innocuous, for our wonderful troops and sailors.

Speaking of sailors... The hurt, pain, and confusion I'd felt for so long has been healed. The future is uncertain, but the past no longer haunts me. For the present, I have my friend, and I am truly blessed, and truly grateful.