Some of you may have noticed the 2 latest projects on the sidebar: the alpaca prayer shawl and the prayer socks. A couple of weeks ago my 17 yr. old cousin was diagnosed with a very scary life-threatening disease. It has been terrible to imagine this coming out of nowhere for a young man who is an amazingly talented pianist and no doubt has a bright future. The prayer shawl is for his mother, my aunt, because as a mother I can not imagine the strength it takes to help your child through an ordeal like this. I'm using Miner Creek Alpaca for its softness and just doing a very basic triangle garter-stitch shawl. And the prayer socks are for my cousin, because I just feel the need to knit for him and a shawl isn't quite appropriate. I'm planning to use some nice hand-dyed superwash merino by Fiber Denn. Please send your positive thoughts and prayers their way in these next difficult few months.
I still have no FOs to report, so I'm just breaking down to give you a bunch of pictures of the progress of my WIPs. First up? Teddy Bear Sweater:
Back, right front, both sleeves, and half of left front finished. Remaining: half of left front and collar.
Next, OSU socks for my Dad and my HollYarns socks:
I bought the OSU yarn from Lavender Sheep because it's the colors of the OSU Beavers (my undergrad alma mater, and my Dad's as well). These were supposed to be a Father's Day present, but they weren't even started by Father's Day. They really only need to be done by football season, rather by the COLD part of football season (my parents have season tickets). Of the HollYarns socks: one completed, one remaining.
Oh! I did finish some socks for Campbell that I never put on the sidebar or wrote about! She picked out this pink Opal Rainforest (this color is now sold out) from my remnants stash and got a quickie pair of socks:
Last, and least, the Brown Blob (AKA the Phyllo Yoked Pullover from Knitting Nature). Slowly growing . . .