Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Knitting

Christmas Knitting is completed. I've knit two Just Enough Ruffles scarves, 1 pair of mittens, 1 Family Ribbed Hat, 1 Ballband Dishcloth, 1 Ballband Washcloth, and 1 pair of fingerless mitts. And just in time too since Christmas is less than a week away! (The washcloth and fingerless mitts aren't shown in the picture.)
Next year, I vow to get an earlier start on my Christmas knitting!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oh my!

I can't believe I've let a month slip by without posting! I've been writing posts in my head but I guess it doesn't count if I don't actually post them! :) At any rate, Christmas knitting is in full swing at my house. And I've also been knitting some mittens for Afghans for Afghans. Here's one pair of the mittens:
For an excellent tutorial on knitting mittens, check out the blog Two Left Feet. I used it to make the mittens above. I didn't realize though that knitting mittens is addictive!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hats, hats, hats

In the past week, I have knit 5 hats and one pair of mittens. The beanies are for Jordan, a friend's teenage son who loves colorful beanies. The blue hat and mittens are for Pam's new grandson, Truett. Truett's hat still needs a pom-pom. The large pink hat is for Truett's big sister, Arianna. And the small pink hat is for Hudson, my friend Vicki's granddaughter. Both of the pink hat still need their flowers.
All of this hat making has made me want to knit a scarf or a wrap.
In other news, I am anxiously awaiting my copy of More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I ordered it from on Thursday.
The second annual Yarn Crawl is being held NYC this weekend. More details are over on Mason-Dixon Knitting. I was thinking this morning that I would really, really like to try to go next year. We'll see.
Now, off to finish the laundry!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Comfort Knitting

I've been doing comfort knitting lately. I've been sick with a cold which has made for a foggy brain. So....I've gotten a lot done on the Joseph's Blankie of Many Colors (the second) from the first Mason-Dixon Knitting book . All those rows of garter stitch - the ultimate in comfort knitting! Last Saturday, I felt so bad that I just sat on the couch in my jammies, watched a The Nanny marathon and garter-stitched away! I'm on the 7th row of strips now so the rows have gotten really long. Here's a look:
And, I've been doing some comfort knitting my friend, Bonnie. Her mother died on Sunday so I am knitting a scarf for her. While knitting, I am thinking about Mrs. Evelyn so in a way, it is a comfort for me too. I'm using just a simple feather and fan stitch and am using Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Baby Suri Silk. I've never used this before and it is so soft and absolutely GLORIOUS to the touch and to the eye. You really can't tell in the picture but it is a beautiful mix of reds, corals, golds, teals, and browns. It is colorway 06 and is called "Red Rover". I've only just started and I'm looking forward to the seeing what it looks like completed.

Happy Knitting!