Monday, November 26, 2007

Noro Striped Scarf, I love you.

I finished the husband's scarf on Friday. I barely had any knitting time this week, what with all the company and cooking and cleaning. I did manage to eek out the last few rows on Friday night. I think I like it more than he does. It's okay, I'll wear it if he doesn't.

Click for big. You'll be glad you did.


Inspiration: Noro Striped Scarf, Brooklyn Tweed
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, 2 skeins color 211, 2 skeins some other color
Started: November 11
Finished: November 23

More photos? Okay!

I loved knitting this, I love looking at it, I'll love wearing it (when Matt forgets to take it, of course).

Also finished, the second pair of mittens for Gina's month of mittens contest. I don't have a photo, but the second one looks just like this one:

Pattern: Basic Mitten Pattern
Size: 2-4 year
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunky, pink
Started: November 19
Finished: November 23

I think I'll have time for one more pair before the end of the month.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Let it snow?

I love the first snow of the season. It has been snowing for at least an hour now, and there's a about a half inch on the ground. I have no illusions of it sticking or staying until Thanksgiving, but it's pretty for now. I just hope it's still here when my mother in law comes later this afternoon.

The snowfall gave me a nice opportunity to finally capture the beauty that is my striped noro silk garden scarf. I'm about done, the husband needs about another six inches on it, and he'll be happy.

I'm actually very surprised that I'm still enjoying this knit. I thought that six feet of 1x1 rib was going to bore me to tears. Not the case. The silk garden is so beautiful and the color changes are so exciting. I may even knit another one.

I'm also working on a pair of mittens for the girl. Just your basic mitten in Araucania nature wool chunky. In pink, of course.

One down, one to go. Don't forget to check out Gina's blog for her month of mittens contest.

Monday, November 12, 2007

They might be mittens

I finished my first pair of mittens for Gina's November Month of Mittens contest: Skull Mittens for the boy;

Doesn't he look happy?

The charts are modified from the We Call Them Pirates hat/mitten pattern, but worked for worsted weight like the Skull Hat by Gina pattern.

Here's a clearer picture:

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Hey there

Okay, I'm back. I have some catching up to do, it's been a while.

First, I finished my very first triangular shawl:

This is the Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Lawrence. Here's the Ravelry link. It's written as a small shoulder shawl using one skein of sock yarn, but I did mine with two skeins of Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool. It was a dream to work with and the color is so beautiful.

I also finished a bolero for The Girl. Halloween was kind of warm, so we didn't need coats. We did however need a little something to go over the spaghetti straps of the princess costume.

The pattern is Erika Knight's Fluffy Bolero from Simple Knits for Little Cherubs, although I did it in stash yarn (knitpicks merino style, in petal - two skeins) so it's not so fluffy. This pattern had a humongous error in that the first side has you knitting an arm with an 18-inch circumference for a 2-year-old. Luckily I found the corrections on another blog so I was able to do it correctly the first time around.

Currently on the needles are a sweater for The Husband, a hat for The Husband, and I'm about to start my first Month of Mittens mittens (see Gina's blog).