Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A pair, an almost pair, and one with a mate to come

When the kids request a knitted items from me, I stop everything I am doing, and get right on it! And this was no exception. The boys wanted hats to match their sports team's warm-ups, so I cast-on for BOTH--and knitted them at the same time!
They are exactly the same . . . but the grey one is too big for the 15 year old; but the other one fits my 10 year old perfectly. Hmmmmmmmmm.
Then there was mitts:

Excuse the yucky photo, but these cranberry cedars, are beautiful . . . and see that little tail of a string? Yes, that would be what's left of the skein with 2 rows an a bind off remaining for the pattern. Waaaaaaaaaaaa. I cannot even believe it. I guess I'll be ordering more yarn.

And let's continue on my Knitspot love-fest. I cast-on and finished the first fine cable mitt

This mitt is so simple, and elegant, I am in love with it!

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mitts and Cables

The Snow on Cedars mitts were finished, soaked. blocked, dryed and worn to a soccer game and all around New York City the first Saturday in November!

I was going for an old, worn vintage-kind-a look when I chose the regia tweed for the pattern and it worked out perfectly. They were warm and cozy, and I loved looking down at my wrist and seeing the little cedar tree!

Since my husband was tied up in a business meeting for the afternoon, I made my way to Soho’s Purl. It is a tiny little place filled with oodles of yarn and knitters!!! I could have spent the entire afternoon, and walked away with the whole shop! But I decided to not go crazy so I walked away with just 2 skeins: Koigu KPM (#1184) in what I would like to call cranberry pink and a skein of lorna’s lace that will stripe orange/white. And then, I cast-on with the cranberry . . . another pair of cedar mitts!

Now . . . Let’s talk Cables
After several arguements with the Cable Luxe Tunic over picking up stitches, we finally came to an agreement, and I picked up the appropriate number of stitches, and cabling was underway!

I knit the first 12 rows of the front AND back, joining them after all the initial side increases were made. Now I am knitting in the round, which will eliminate side seaming! I remind myself how worth it this is, considering it feels like forever as I cable around the entire sweater!!!!

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