Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's cold! I'm knitting!

We have snow - just a couple of inches, but enough to make me want to settle in with a warm knitting project on my lap. I've cast on for a great many things, but managed to actually finish some stuff.
These are a pair of socks for my future brother-in-law, Wavy (don't tell him!). His birthday is on New Year's Eve and always gets kind of lost in the shuffle. So, I'm treating him to an early birthday present and will give the socks to him when we visit for Thanksgiving. I really like the way they turned out.

The pattern is Thuja, a free pattern from Knitty. I used Colinette Jitterbug in the Mardi Gras colorway, and used a bit over one skein. I know Wavy will love the rainbow colors.

I also finished my first pair of gloves!!!!

These are made from my last skein of yummy Malabrigo, and the pattern is from One Skein by Leigh Radford. It's a nice pattern and they fit like, well, gloves.

Finally, I have finished my Clapotis!!!! This is another free pattern from Knitty. Apparently, I spend a lot of time there. The Clapotis is one of those "cool kid" patterns that swept the knitting community a while back (I'm way behind the trend).

This is a wide scarf or small stole and I wore it to the Best of the Southwest Fiber Fest this past weekend. The yarn is Artyarns Regal Silk (100% Silk) and has a very slight variegation. It's lovely and soft.

So that's what I've been up to. I am working on secret gift knitting for a couple of people who read my blog, so no pictures of those will be available until Christmas. But, have no fear, I am also knitting a hat for myself - nearly instant gratification - and will post that soon.

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