Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Beginnings

My creative muse has been on an extended vacation while I attended to family things and Christmas preparations. I couldn't show what I was working on because some of them were for Christmas gifts and I didn't want to spoil the surprise. But for starters, here is the first scarf I did for Deni, my first daughter. It was my first attempt at knitting a "lace" pattern and was quite a challenge for a novice knitter, believe me!

I was so thrilled with the success of Deni's scarf, I chose another lace pattern for a scarf for daughter #2, Lisa. This one is an alpaca yarn and yummy to work with!

I just discovered that I don't have a photo of the third scarf I did for my daughter-in-law! Drat!! It's in a lovely eggplant alpaca yarn in yet a different lace pattern. I was very pleased with the way they all turned out, and I'm currently working on two new scarves for myself! Narrower scarves this time, in easier patterns!!! Photos of those later when they get done!

9 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

I was delighted to find an update for your blog when I checked my Blogline account! The scarves you are creating are truly gorgeous and I know the recipients surely loved such lovely gifts.

Judi Wellnitz said...

Wow - those are truly divine - love the lace patterns. I asked Santa for a class gift certificate from the yarn store so I could learn to knit but I didn't get one :(b

Kerry said...

Mary O. these are beautiful!! no way can you call yourself a novice knitter, happy daughters!!

Yvette said...

Wow those are so pretty! I love the color and the lacy pattern. What an amazing Christmas present. I bet the recipients were thrilled!

Have a wonderful New Year!! :o)

Linda said...

You have been very, very busy. And I am very impressed. I don't think you can call yourself a Novice any longer!!! Those girls now have heirlooms to cherish forever.

Jean Bernard said...

MOM ! the scarves will be a treasure for years to come. Beautiful just like you!
Love ya MOM :p
Jean

Cheryl said...

Okay, I am first in line to get on your Christmas list. These scarves are really lovely and very nice work.

Jacque Uetz said...

ooooh!! beautiful scarves, you are great with yarn!!The patterns and color choice are wonderful!!

Glittering threads on the wind said...

Delicious and yummy looking scarfs. Great job. Well you aren't a novice anymore.