Just knitting on...

A record of my knitting projects and events of my life

Friday, January 30, 2009

There will be no photos for this post. The camera is in the desk drawer with dead batteries. Also, I have been very lax about photographing my knitting, so there probably aren't many pictures on the memory card anyway. I have done some knitting, let's see if I can remember what I did anyway.
  • Sea Mist Mittens: stuck on the thumb of the first mitten. I simply haven't had the energy to figure out the pattern.

  • I finshed a pair of fingerless, embroidered gloves from a pattern in Kristen Knits as a Christmas gift for my friend Debbie. I made them from scraps and odd balls of worsted weight yarn in the stash. It's a shame I didn't photograph them because they did turn out well. I must say that I knit much better than I embroider though.

  • At least three ball band dishcloths in Christmas colors of red, white, and green. The pattern is in Mason Dixon Knitting. I don't know why, exactly, I knit them except it was sort of soothing knitting away with the TV or CD player going in the background. I still have one green one that didn't get given away so I suppose I could photograph that one.

  • A pair of mittens for grandson Jack in "Washington Redskin colors". I can't even remember which book I found the pattern in, it was a rush job for a last minute Christmas wish. This Grammy is a sucker for requests for handknits! I had some worsted weight Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks in the appropriate colors in the stash, so I just used that.

  • One pair of socks I still have in my possession, so I'll try to photograph them when I get new batteries for the camera. They were just plain stockinette with a reinforced heel made from some Kroy sock yarn that I picked up at Michael's while shopping for something else. It's a self-striping yarn in the Summer Moss colorway. I started these socks a couple days after Christmas one afternoon at my Mom and Dad's house. My sister and her family were visiting from Chicago and she and I were sitting in the living room chatting while I knit. I finished one repeat of the stripes and said, "You know, this looks familiar, I think I have used this yarn before for a pair of socks." My sister took a look, laughed, and stuck out her foot. She was wearing the socks knit from that yarn!

  • The Wee Willie Whistle sweater from Louisa Harding's book Miss Bea's Band. This was knit in about 10 days for a baby shower gift for the daughter of a dear friend. I used Rowan All Season's Cotton yarn in a dark blue for the main color and red for the contrasting trim color. I am kicking myself for not photographing this one, but it was barely dry after a wash and blocking in time for the baby shower.

I received two knitting books for Christmas, Stephanie Pearl McPhee's Free Range Knitter and the new Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines. I really am enjoying both of them.

Ok, this post is going up, unfinished as it is!


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