Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Knitting Erratta

November just flew by. I will have knitting content to post in a few days. I still have to finish the ends of the neckwarmer for Erin. MUST do that tonight so I can mail it to her. The neckwarmer is not a surprise, but my choice of yarn is. I gave her 3 to select from and she couldn't decide between 2 of them and let it to me. I am pleased with the results and think she will enjoy it.

The fingerless gloves are almost done. Only need to knit one thumb and pull the ends through so that will be a photo soon, too.

The baby sweater is stalled but will be finished. However, the little girl arrived on Friday morning and is well over 9 pounds. So, I'm going to make her socks and save this sweater for a little girl who is smaller when born. Teaches me to knit a minimum of a size 9-month next time.

Also knitting a neckwarmer for my friend to give to her friend. She chose a bright, multi-colored Twist from Mountain Colors. Really fun to knit. I made myself one from this pattern last year and it is basically a quick knit and fun with feather & fan.

Am happy to say that all the knitting is being done from stash yarn. My friend "shopped" in my stash instead of us heading to the yarn shop.

Spent the weekend in PA instead of NJ, so I did more organizing of my yarn. Made good progress and hope to continue the process this weekend. My goal is to have the mess cleaned up and know where things are by the end of 2010 so I can begin the New Year fresh.

Photos in next post...I promise.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Fingerless Mitts

I love the fingerless mitts pattern designed by my friend, Libby, and decided to knit a pair for Nancy who grooms my Golden Retrievers. Just started them and they are going quickly...almost done with the ribbed cuff. The pattern calls for a 3-inch cuff but like most knitters am going to make a slight change. But only slight to add 1/2-inch to the cuff length.

The yarn is in shades of green, a dark teal, raspberry, denim and purple. Color changes are an inch to two inches in length and work well together. This is the first time I've knit with Plymouth Yarn's "Sockin' Sox" and really like it. Content is 60% superwash merino, 25% bamboo and 15% nylon. Quite soft to knit with so should be wonderful to wear.

Hopefully will have a finished mitt to post by early next week. We will be heading to NC next Thursday so will get some car knitting time. I also am working on a hat and scarf in Malabrigo worsted for myself and they will definitely go along for the ride. Happy knitting!