Sunday, February 14, 2010

Apple greens

Allready mid-february! How time flies.

I love this time of the year. You can feel that the sun is getting warmer and the days are a little longer. Don't get me wrong, I do not wish for winter to be over with as it's my favorite time of the year. I just love to see the sun shinning on that white snow!

I have been meaning to knit a cowl or scarf to go with my green coat for some time now. I bought a 100% baby alpaca hand dyed yarn by Misty Alpaca just after Christmas in shades of greens and blues specifically for that.

It's a simple cowl, alternating rows of knits and purls. A quick knit actually. I made the cowl wider on the last three inches so that it would fit lower on the shoulders and not just cover the neck area. I really love it.

Pattern: Simple yet effective by Alexa Ludeman. You can find it here on Ravelry.

I have enough yarn left over to make a matching pair of mitts.

So I casted on last night. The first mitt is moving along quite well even though I had to rip back a few rows on three occasions. The pattern leaves a lot for the knitter to figure out. The second mitt, will move along much faster.Pattern: Cruiser by Cailyn Meyer (available here on Ravelry). I plan on doing some major knitting today so I might have a picture of a completed pair by tomorrow!

Enjoy your day!

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