Sunday, February 11, 2007

In which I return...

OK, so it's been awhile. So shoot me! No, on second thought, please don't.

January wasn't a very productive knitting month, it seems I did more ripping out than finishing anything. As evidenced by this picture, I started a sock, using a pretty lace pattern that quickly got lost in the variegation of the yarn. I'll do it again, but wih a solid color.

I have some Lang JaWool that I think will be perfect for the pattern.

In the meantime, I decided to go with a simple Baby Cable pattern, much nicer! This is sock number 1, but that's actually finished and I'm ready to pick up the heel flap stitches and start the decreases on sock number 2.

This is my first time knitting with Cherry Tree Hill yarn and I'm absolutely loving it! Because its 100% wool, and a bit heavier than most sock yarns, I'm still reinforcing the heel flap using grape colored Woolly Nylon.

The Faina Scarf Along is about to begin and I think I'm going to use this lovely Misti Alpaca wool. I haven't knit with this before and I'm looking forward to it, it's SO soft!

Harley is checking it out and I think it gets her seal of approval... That, or she wants to know why that basket is occupying HER sun table.

I can't blame her, with as cold and gloomy as it's been, I'd be wanting to boot anything in my sun spot, too.

It got up to 25°F today and it felt warm! How sad is that?!

I also knit up a quick hat for B using some Bernat camo yarn that he picked out. I'd made him one a couple years ago, but he left it at a friend's house out of town. There was plenty of yarn left over, so I tried out the Irish Hiking Hat (Warning: This is a link to a .pdf file). It's hard to see the cables, but I like the way the cream color lined up once the brim was folded up.

I've also knit a few more Fun Fur Chemo Caps for Kate.

All in all, I guess I've been knitting more than I thought! I'll show you the new Kitty Pi next time.


At February 14, 2007 11:58 AM, Blogger La said...

oooh! Faina in Misty Alpaca? yummy. And what a great color you've chosen


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