Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Warmth

My neice, Morgan finally lives closer to us and I wanted to make her something nice. Her mother said she really liked the ear warmers and fingerless mittens. 

Off to the Ravelry pattern finder. I made some nice easy to work up fingerless mittens and a Calorimetry in some Plymouth Galway that I had left over from another project. 

I finished just in time. The gift was a big hit, since they now live in the greater Syracuse, New York area. My future sister inlaw, Brenda wants me to make a Calorimetry for her daughter Elizabeth. Can't wait to get started.
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Hats Off

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My son is always commenting on my knitting to one person or another. This time he volunteered me to make a hat for his best friend, Vicki. The name of the pattern is "Blackberry Surprise," but it turned out just as well in this nice light sage color from Paton's Softee Chunky yarn.

It worked up very nice and quick on US #8 circular and dpn needles. What make this project really unique was the smocking that was done to the end project. It really make the pattern pop. Vicki loved the hat and was all to happy to model for the blog.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Stashdown, The Beginning

My upcoming goal for 2011 is to knit down my stash and to also knit strictly for charity. As a practice run, I knit up this Earflap Hat for the Kyle, who lives down the hall. I was afraid that it would be too big at first, but it turned out just right.

I used Lion Brand "Jiffy" which worked up quite nicely. It's almost too bad that I can't find any more. The hat turned out very nice and warm. As you can see, it was widely received by the recipient and model.

The stripes are a little off and jog some. I guess I'll have to learn how to keep them uniform when knitting in the round. Hey, another goal for 2011.
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