Saturday, November 28, 2009

baby gift hat, knitted leaves

Fred wearing the turkey hat (and Anne Hanson "Pave" socks) at our T-giving celebration with Georgia Peach who was "Princess White Dove". Leaves were hard to photograph in the light, but these were scattered on the dining table and hanging on this little tree.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Holiday Kal: Finished Miss Marple Socks!

Oh Man. These socks were a BLAST to make! I'm so glad I decided to participate in this Mystery KAL even though I'd never done mosiac before. It was so much fun!

These was done with Knit Picks Stroll, with a size 1 Knit Picks Options circular with a super long cable for 2 at a time magic loop.

Holiday cast ons

I've cast on and knit quite a bit on a Red Scarf project scarf

And also a Taos yarn warm hat

52- week for November and holiday KAL

Hi, so I have this also for the month. It will be a prayer shawl for a friend who has been in the hospital for three months. I make all of my prayer shawls from this yarn in my stash. I used Homespun in Tudor. One skein down and half of another to go. I am doing as much as possible on this before the deadlines. There is 185 yds on each skein so I will hit the total for November with the black cowl.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A late cast-on

I've cast on for yet another pair of socks:I'm using Briggs & Little Tuffy again (this time in 'Cocoa') and improvising a pattern with twisted-stitch braided cables. I hope I'll be able to get a picture in natural light once they're done, and I hope this will do for a cast-on post.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Entering the homestretch!!

We only have a a week or so to go and I am not sure whether I am going to be able to finish the last project on the needles in time!
Since my last post I have finished my son's Opal Prisma socks
Opal Prisma in progress
Opal Prisma finished
Started: Nov 11
Finished: Nov 18

and my Cable and Twist Fingerless Mitts by Deb Kessler.
FF Cabled mitt
Yarn: Fearless Fibers sportweight merino
Started: Nov 10
Finished: Nov 13

The project that I am not sure that I am going to finish is a 48x60" blanket for a friend's Christmas gift!
Dwanes blanket
This is the Soft Cables Afghan by Kirsten Hipsky in dark gray Encore. I started it Nov 18th but am only on ball 4 of 11. I guess if I can knit 1 ball a day I might make it by the deadline!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

2 More Finished Projects!

Here are 2 more finished projects:
This is an alpaca neck warmer for my daughter-in-law. Instead of a shawl pin, I am giving her a hand-made (not by me!) sterling silver pin to use on it.

These are the fraternal Happiness Socks for my son.


Holiday KAL - Brenda (Owlsrook)

Here are both my in progress and completed photos of a pair of Garter Ribb Fingerless Mittens I finished. These are knit in Sock It To Me sock yarn from Elann. I used 2.25MM needles and 56 stitches for these, they fit a Ladies, Medium

I also made another Deer Hat - photos of it are on my Ravelry Project page, Owlsrook. (as before, I won't post photos on this site due to the subject matter).
I have made two of these Hats this month with another one to do, then all my requests for Hats are done for this particular pattern at the moment.

I have 8 more sets of fingerless mittens to make for various people who have requested them, so that should keep me busy for until it's time to work on my December KAL.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Finished my Thujas

A second pair of finished socks:

Thuja (Bobby Zeigler) in Briggs & Little Tuffy 'Blue Mix,' 4 mm dpns.

Not the most interesting knit, but my Thujas made of Tuffy have lasted for about two years now so these will, I hope, stand up to my dad wearing them to work.