I've decided that during this current presidential administration, I'm going to knit pink pussyhats and give them away. So in recent days, I've made hats for my mom:
my friend Lisa:
and my friend Terry:
I am also making one for Lisa's 2-year-old daughter. It's not quiiiiiiiite finished, but will be in just a few moments. All that's left is to tuck in the ends.
Also, I had the pleasure of finishing this beautiful baby sweater:
Here's some background on that. I have a friend, Brenda, who works with a woman named Melissa. When Melissa's mother passed away, Melissa gave Brenda her mother's knitting supplies which included this partially knitted baby sweater. Melissa's daughter recently had a baby girl, for whom Brenda had started knitting a sweater. Brenda asked me whether a piece of the great-grandmother's knitting could be incorporated into the sweater that she was knitting for the new baby. After looking at both sweaters, I deemed it wouldn't be possible to do a sweater "mash-up." So I asked Brenda to let me have the partially knit sweater and I'd see where great-grandmother left off in the pattern, and that I'd let her know how to finish it. As I was puzzling over piecing it together, I decided to just go ahead and finish it. Isn't it precious? I enjoyed knowing that the little bit of knitting I did will provide an heirloom for the family to treasure!
Maybe I am starting to get back into my knitting "groove." I really do hope so.