Monday, August 20, 2012

Growing like a weed or The Cruelest Month

You'll have to forgive the melodrama. I've been reading lots of early 20th century fiction (A Pin to See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse) as well as fiction set just after WWI (The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller) and I have an irresistible urge to twirl a mustache . . .

 Although he is growing wildly these days, my Knitting Camp sweater was never meant for Youngest Child.

Which is a good thing!

August has been a cruel month for me, though, as I was working on finishing up this camp project sweater in order to saw to donate it to the Minnesota Knitting Guild's service committee at our August meeting.

Bea is also destined for donation as well.

My Rebecca Danger monster was a fun knit and Youngest Child liked it so much he picked one out as my Ravellenic Games entry in the toy toss. More August knitting!

My other finished Ravellenic Games project -  the Embossed Lace Tam - came out looking a treat. Youngest Girl snatched it up to take away to college. In August.

Once I owned up to the fact that my Ravellenic Captain Daisy socks weren't going to be finished, I loosened up and finished the Puptent hat. A lovely, simple pattern that I'm planning on making again.

This one, however, is going to charity. In August.

Right now, I am so looking forward to September!