Why, a crapload of knitting, of course!
Here’s what I have been working on/finishing:
1. Crocheted dishcloths for Ken’s mum for Christmas. They are done in kitchen cotton and crocheted as opposed to knitting since I crochet faster. I did it in random rows of single, double and half double crocheted stitches. i think they look pretty cool. I have 2 more to do. The yarn I’m using for those is a verigated oatmeal color with red and blue flecks in it. I’ll use the leftover red and blue from these as the border.
2. My first hat. This will complete the set of the fall mittens and scarf in the same colorway. I used Lamb’s Pride Worsted. The pattern is first one in the book Knit Hats!. It’s knit from the top down and the gauge is determined as you knit it. My first time on DPNs and circs in the round. For some reason I didn’t realize that I took a photo of the back of the hat, so you can see the color jogs a bit.
3. A beautiful scarf for me. Knit with Lorna’s Laces sock yarn and Eros stranded together, I filched this idea from a customer I assisted at the Tangled Web. It is really gorgeous in person. The picture doesn’t do it justice at all. Also, it is a lot longer now, as I knit on it to and from Delaware on Thanksgiving and to and from NYC on the train yesterday. Can’t wait to wear it!
4. Christmas scarf for Joe. All garter stitch on size 13s using Museum yarn. Also appropriately named as Joe is an artist. The photo shows it still in progress, but I finished it Sunday night.
5. (Un)Felted Clog- Here is one of the clogs from the class I took this weekend. I have since finished its mate and need to sew the soles shut before felting. I will definitely post what they look like after the felting process. These are for Marcy for Christmas. They are Tampa Bay Buccaneers colors. 🙂
So, you see, I have been very productive with the knitting. Tonight will be a lot of sewing. I need to sew up some mittens, sew the soles of my clogs, sew snaps on a Hot Water Bottle Sweater and sew some duplicate stitch around the neck of said HWBS.