Sunday, June 26, 2011


I know, it's been months since I last posted. Things have happened. Some good, some bad. Due to illness, the past few months have been the roughest and darkest times our family... I have gone through. I don't wish to publicly hash any of it out here, as it's private and I'd prefer to keep it that way. I will say that since I was five I've had knitting as a constant companion. It has helped me through dark days, celebrated good ones, and been there through everyday life, but for the first time since my love affair with sticks and string started, I had cast it aside a few months ago. I was angry and decided to deny myself the benefits of knitting. My family and friends encouraged me to pick up the needles but it took me a long time before I turned to my friend and allowed it back in my life. I had missed it.

And so the knitting returns....

It seems that when you turn your back for just a moment in knitting that there is an amazing new yarn discovered or the most interesting and appealing pattern or designer discovered. Help me catch up please. If you would please consider commenting on what has been your favorite new yarn, pattern, or designer (or all three) of 2011.

It seems that there is an epidemic of Pregnant Moms about to have Baby Girls in the Northwoods, so I've been whipping up some baby gifts the past couple of weeks. So far, I've made one DB Baby Matinee Jacket, two Maile Sweaters, one Autumn Leaves sweater and one pair of Fleegle's Seamless Saartje's Booties.

I've also started work finally on my camp project. How last minute can I be?

I'm still on the search for a couple of buttons for three of the baby sweaters but here is the Baby Matinee Jacket in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.





JoAnn said...

So glad to hear from you again, Kim. Stay strong and keep knitting, as I believe it comforts the soul.

Beautiful baby sweater! I look forward to seeing other projects flying off your needles.

I'm working on a Classic Elite project for Beth's July 31st deadline - "Early Girl" sweater, I did the Traveling Woman shawl (on display at Beth's) and, as always, have socks on the needles (the current pair is for my niece).

Angie said...

I am so glad that you are weathering the storm(s). Which Camp are you going to? My posse and I are headed for Camp 2...only 23 more days!!!!!!

Beth Paustian said...

Welcome back Dear KIm. So glad to
see your beautiful work and hear strong voice ring through.
Knitting has soothed many a soul.

Denise said...

Oh my dear friend. I'm so happy to see you are back. I've missed you. I thought you might have just been busy enjoying life. I never thought the opposite. I'm here if you need to talk/email/write...I'm here.

I'll email you in Rav with my knitting projects and loves.

I'm also quilting...alot...we'll talk about that too.

So glad you are back. I'm saying publicly that I'm ashamed of myself for not contacting you sooner to check in. I'm here now.


Carrie#K said...

That baby sweater is too cute!

Sorry to hear about the rough dark times but glad to hear you've let knitting back into your life. And us. Although if I wasn't so wrapped up in my life, I'd've probably tracked you down sooner. Life. Why does it keep coming at one?