Dashings for TJ - grey/blue Malabrigo. Have one done, except for the thumb, not quite halfway on the second.
Ponytail hat for TJ - the same grey/blue Malabrigo, barely caston and a couple of rows in.
Dashings for ? - dark green Manos, on the first one, at the first cable crossing. Mel wasn't interested in the color at all, but Bobbi would adore them, I'm sure. Have another skein coming for a hat, probably a Ripley.
Bobbi - giving her the grey lace scarf in Dale of Norway Svale, that she loves. I had soaked and blocked it and it's lovely. Also had made her a Simple Pleasures hat in khaki Lamb's Pride. It's really slouchy and may be too big.
Mel - have to finish the black thermis for her. Planning on a pair of black dashings, and a black Ripley.
Kenny - have a Turn a Square hat done for him, that exactly matches the one I knit dad.
Sean - planning a hat for him
John - planning a hat for him, as well.
Christian - definitely a hat or 2.
Mom - promised her some Dashings and she wants some kind of hat. Have an Aries pin for her, and a book stand.
Will post pictures as they are complete.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I knitted these in about a 16 hour period, while in Kentucky, for step-mum Janey. Very, very easy on 10.5 needles, magic loop. I used wonderful Sublime angora merino in linen for the cuffs, and Plymouth suri merino in a rose color for the hands. I still have a skein & half of the rose, so am planning on making her a matching hat for xmas. I have most of the skein of the sublime and am looking for more. I'd like to make a matching set of mittens, cowl & hat for Mom. I love this yarn.
Haven't knitted since we got back from our trip. I've been reading quite a bit. When I'm sick, that's when I read. Reading takes me away.....Knitting is for tv watching, and waiting somewhere.
Friday, October 2, 2009
A knitting/sewing blog, apart from my journal blog. I've been knitting now about 3 years and know I'm an addict. My sister says I want all the yarn in the world. Not true. Just the really nice yarn. But less nice yarn has it's place. Here's the hat I made Dad when we were in Kentucky last week:
Modeled by my lovely T. Have another almost identical going for a Xmas present for my son. Jared Flood's Turn a Square pattern, made with navy Cascade 220 and a cotton/silk sub for Noro as the stripe. Very easy and a great guy's hat. This is Dad's front porch. Dad needs a warm scarf to match....