Monday, February 21, 2005

Current Projects



A scarf for me...I am about 3/4 of the way there...



This is a sweater for my little boy using the neck down pullover pattern (9371) from Knitting Pure and Simple in Plymouth Encore navy blue. I am knitting it in the size 2-4, but I think it might be closer to a size 2 than a size 4. You're probably wondering if I bothered to swatch...well, no... I didn't.



This is the first half of my second Sock It To Me KAL sock, knit in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Blackwatch. I am knitting this pair for my husband and they are taking much longer than I expected...for some reason I ran into a few problems with the heel and had to rip it out a few times. I'm not pleased with the way the toe turned out, so I will probably redo it when I make more headway with the second sock.

Help!



Okay, so this is one of my oldest UFOs. It isn't too old, as I've only been knitting for about a year, but it is one of my first projects! I knit a million little squares and have yet to seam them together. I guess I have a massive case of seamitis, but I really want to finish this blanket. It was intended for my little boy who was eight months old at the time and I'd like to finish it in time for him to actually use it. I read somewhere that you can crochet seams together. How well does that work? I know I should probably suck it up and use a mattress seam so I'm well prepared for seaming a sweater some day.

Sundown Socks



These socks were knit for my youngest sister who is going to college in North Dakota. I thought she could use a pair of cozy socks knit in Limbo Mexiko Sundown to keep her feet happy and warm.

Cozy Mittens



Wow, I swear these looked better in person! I guess pictures don't lie about the size of the thumbs, though! Anyway, these were a Christmas present for my sister. They were knit in Debbie Bliss Soho #8 using size 7 needles.


The mitten pattern is by Teresa Gaffey and was purchased at the Yarnery in St. Paul. The yarn is Reynolds Odyssey #443 orange colorway. This is the yummiest, squishiest yarn, and I am so glad I chose it for a pair of mittens so I can feel this wonderful yarn on a regular basis. I am planning to make another pair in the bright blue colorway to go with the scarf I am knitting for myself in light blue Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. I hope to finish the scarf in the next day or so.

Irish Hiking Scarf



Cascade 220 in charcoal grey.

Misty Garden



I finally finished this scarf for my mother in-law the first week of February, but was having some camera problems so I wasn't able to post about it sooner. I loved this yarn and pattern so much I had a hard time giving the scarf away.

*Post Update: This scarf was knit using the Misty Garden pattern in Scarf Style using Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Infusion Kid Mohair in Rosehip.

Tallulah Socks



I knit this pair of socks for my favorite knit recipient, my daughter. She loves these socks and has pretty much worn them out. I knit these for her earlier this winter using Lorna's Laces sock yarn in Rainbow using two size 3 circulars. I love the colorway so much, that I went back to the store to pick up two skeins to knit a pair for myself...

Hats


Seaman Cap knit in Lamb's Pride in light grey on size 7 needles using a pattern found online...I can't remember where, but will search for it and post it here when I find it again. This hat was knit for my husband, but I have been wearing it instead. It turns out the mohair and wool are very itchy and bother the skin around his temples. We can't have that while he's driving or shoveling snow, can we?



I've knit several baby hats for new arrivals over the last several months using pattern from my LYS and whichever delicious skein of Koigu jumps into my arms. The pattern is very similar to the Seaman's Cap, but with a two-three inch brim. This hat was not a gift hat, but a hat for my little boy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Sock It To Me Socks



Sock It To Me KAL socks knit in Cherry Tree Hill yarn in Birches. I cast on 72 stitches and knit in 2x2 ribbing from the cuff down on a 12" size 2 circular needle. These socks turned out a little bit big, but because they are the first pair of socks I knit for myself, I didn't want to give them away or start over. Instead, I wear them to bed or when I knit on the couch. I love this sock yarn, as it is so soft, but next time I will cast on with fewer stitches as the socks seem much bigger after the initial washing.

I am halfway done with my second pair of Sock It To Me socks. They are intended for my husband and are knit in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport yarn in Blackwatch.