Since the battery was dead in the van which made it impossible to go visit my dear friend and knit, I’ll post about some of my latest knitting accomplishments and projects.
I did a LOT of knitting for Christmas. Unfortunately, I did NOT get photos of most of the finished objects. My camera was missing! I did find it whilst looking for something else, and then forgot to bring it on our Family Holiday Visit Trip – a little over 2 weeks in WV and VA.
Made out of Rowan’s Cashsoft Aran yarn – he really liked it!
A really cute hat for my 3 year old fashonista niece in her favorite colors:
My newest sister-in-law got this hat- a free pattern called “Zportz“:
She’s from the Phillippines and is always cold. I hadn’t intended to make this hat at all; I was using like seriously inexpensive yarn; what I call “trash yarn” and just trying it out, but it was so much fun I couldn’t stop. It turned out SO well I decided to give it as a gift. She really liked it since that acid green is her fave color. I’ll be making this one again definitely.
We’re getting near the end – no worries!
This scarf was for No. 1 Son’s girlfriend – this is an “in progress” shot – I so wish I’d gotten a “finished picture”. I think it turned out really beautifully.
3 colors of Malabrigo “Rasta” done in lengthwise garter stitch. It was really hard to give away. I’m using some of the leftovers and another skein to make myself a kind of big funky cowl- we’ll see how it turns out.
Lastly, I made these mittens for me as part of my procrastination against the Damask shawl KAL, and then gave them to a friend I ran into the very day I finished them. It’s ok – I’ll make more.
The pattern is “Tallulah’s Heart” by Jorid Linvik.
…nor the most expensive, but they turned out very well. I never even got a chance to block them; they’d be even prettier!
I love it when the insides look nice too.
The palms of the mittens – blocking would’ve smoothed these out….
I changed the tips of the mittens from a blunt end that used the Kitchener stitch to more traditional Norwegian style points – they just came out better.
Back to work on the Damask shawl and finishing up the last few “Christmas” items…….better late than never!