Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ava Tee

Ah, par for the course, another belated birthday gift. This is for my friend's daughter, Ava. This was a super quick knit and easy as pie. I even modified some - details on my Ravelry project page. I wasn't able to get the best picture because it was windy and the hanger kept moving (and it was freezing out!). This Girl's cap sleeve spring top pattern was well written and easy to read.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Winter Warmth

It's my sister-in-laws birthday this weekend so I knitted her a few things to help keep her warm this winter. She is always complaining about her neck being cold so I thought a neck warmer would be a quick, easy gift.

FOURTEEN - when I saw this pattern I fell in love with it. But I couldn't figure out how to do the 'knit 1 below'. I knit the first one (green) using a brioche stitch I found on the web. I didn't like the result - it looked like a rib (before it was blocked). So I set out to try and figure out the k1b again and finally came across video instructions on (which is abbreviated k-b). After figuring out the k1b I knitted another neck warmer in periwinkle. I LOVE IT! It came out much closer to the pattern picture.

I also knit these fingerless hand warmers for her.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"There is a season - turn, turn, turn..."'s been quite a while. I've been busy knitting, knitting, away. I just wanted to share the latest of my finished projects. It has started to get cold, especially in the mornings, here in Colorado and the boys needed new hats for the season. So I whipped these out over a few days. I'm in love with how they turned out. Unfortunately, Ronan and Seamus refuse to wear them..."too scratchy" they say. What to do? I'm sick about it. I just love the hats and have not resigned to having to give them away yet. Can I line the hats? What can I line them with? The yarn I used is wool and mohair so I don't want the lining to make the hats unbearabley hot. Anyone?

more pics here