Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I have also added this wonderful chocolate brown with flecks of color all over. It is a wool/coton blend. Very soft. This would be great for a child's sweater. But then again, it would be great for just about anything.
Have a look at my Etsy shop for more great yarns!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I wanted to knit something special for my mother in law for Christmas. I could not think of a more luxurious yarn than alpaca fiber. This is 100% baby alpaca yarn in a green and turquoise colour.
The pattern is Spectrum scarf available as a free download on Knitting Daily. It's a super easy pattern and what I especially like about it is that is has no right and wrong side. So when you tie your scard around your neck it doesn't matter how it falls. Both sides are the same.
I think that I really like cowls, they are easy to put on and they are warm. I think I feel the need to find some soft yarn to make other cowls!
The pattern is very well written. It had been quite a while since I had done cables. The hand part turned out to be a bit short for my hand, but daughter V has smaller hands than mine. When I blocked the mitts, I stretched them out a bit just in case.
But then, it gets better. Someone came up with a matching hat! That's right, a Bella hat!
Some people are so smart!
I first saw it on Ravelry. You can find the pattern on Hollye Knits's blog.
Now, I need to wrap these up. I really hope daughter V loves them.
(I might have time to make myself a pair of those Bells mitts for myself !!)
Aside from having knitted for bébé O, I have two nieces that I knit for and our own daughter and our son's girlfriend. So that makes four beautiful adult girls. Last year, I made them each a pair of socks with self stripping yarn. They were a hit.
The store had a knitted sample of fingerless mitts made in a soft mohair yarn. These mitts had lace work and they were perfect for a Christmas gift. I love it when they have knitted samples in stores, they are so inspiring!
They go high up on the wrist. There is a wonderful picot edging. I love picot edging!
This turquoise blue is for our son's girlfriend.
And of course, the last pair that is not yet sewn together...is mine! I might have the time to sew it up before Christmas...or not! But I am eager to wear them with my green winter jacket, so that should be enough of an incentive to do it very soon.
I have also knitted a black pair for my mother. I made them out of an alpaca blend yarn that is just so soft. I gave them to her before I had a chance to take a picture.
I must admit that I was a bit sad when I put the pattern away. I had never really knitted lacework before. I found this pattern easy to follow and a fairly quick knit. I would certainly do it again.
The only thing is the thumb section is kinda big on my thumb. Maybe my yarn is a tiny bit thicker that the one suggested for the pattern. But nevertheless, I love them. I wore them so much this fall.
I have started another Green thumb pair in a navy blue yarn. But this pair, I have done the ribbing only on the wrist. The rest of the mitt is done in stockinette stitch exept for around the leaf pattern. It will be less bulky, I think.
Now, let me see...what shall I tell you about tomorrow???
Oh, I know! I must show you the finglerless mitts I knitted for Christmas, before I give them away! See ya tomorrow!!! (Can you tell I am now on Holidays!)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
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