"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Catching you up....

Thought I'd share some recent finished projects with you...... 
First a couple knit from handspun yarns:
A pair of Mitered Mittens, ala...Elizabeth Zimmerman style.  The original "recipe" is from her "Knitter's Almanac" book.  I lengthened the cuff, and modified the thumb with a gusset.  I have knit these before, and I truly believe it's one of the most entertaining projects that I have ever knit.  Such practical, functional knitting, and great for handpsuns, as it shows off stripes in a very nice manner.
This cowl is also knit with handspun.  The pattern is "Spiral Cowl", a freebie from Ravelry.  The button is not sewn on yet, as I'm not sure it is the button I will decide upon.

Continuing with the cowl theme..... this one is another free pattern from Ravelry.  "Willow Cowl".  I knit this from a skein of stash yarn - Lisa Souza's Sock! yarn in the "Mars Quake" colorway.  Her yarns have always been some of my favorites, and again it proves to hold true.

These will go to my mom for Valentine's day:
They were knit from a stash skein of "Socks that Rock" yarn.  The construction is a little different, a fun knit!
  The decreases are on the bottom of the heel.  Who would have thought!
Shirley suggested the heart motif would make these socks a nice Valentine's gift.  Guess I"ll run with that idea. 

There are more details on my Ravelry project page on all of these items, if anyone wants pattern links, etc.

We are having a cold-spell, but certainly not complaining about our winter this year.  We have had only 3 sizable (aka - need to shovel) snowfalls.  Compared to last year, this year has been a piece of cake!  Spring is sounding good though.  BG and I were discussing picnics, wading pools, and the zoo this morning.  Soon little man....soon!   

8 comments:

Judy S. said...

Love all your projects, especially the socks. I have that pattern also and am anxious to try it but am trying to finish some other things first. The sun is out here today for the second day in a row!!
It's cold though.

Karen said...

Everything is just wonderful! You have been knitting up a storm. That is way better than shoveling.

Dorothy said...

You've been busy and all of your projects are just terrific! I'm off to check your Ravelry page on those socks. They are stunning!

Artseycrafts said...

I really like the mittens and the colors you selected. How much yarn does it take to knit them? I have the same pattern and could use some of my handspun.

Winter is still here. We have snow again this morning which is the 4th time this Winter. Very rare for us.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those cowls are stunning. Love the color and the pattern.

Robin said...

What a nice bunch of projects, I especially love the handspun ones and the Valentine's socks. :)

Liana said...

Lovin' ALL you projects. They are beautemous. :-) The cowls are gorgeous and look very warm. That Spiral Cowl has been on my list for awhile now, may have to get out the needles for that one.

Lynn said...

Love the cowls!! And I like the look of the heel to the socks. Great yarn too.