Sunday, November 10, 2013

Busy Needles

I've been making a blog for my knitting group over much of the past year. It's a good place for our group to keep a record of the projects we've done and the recipes and patterns we've shared. It's also a way to keep in touch with the knitters who travel. You can see it at Sit, Stitch, Share, Snack.

Because I've been busy documenting everything going on around me, I suddenly realized that I hadn't been getting a record of my own projects. Since I was taking photos for the knitting blog today anyway, I thought I'd share the results with you here.

Heritage Trellis Lace Cowl; Petey wouldn't get off!
The pattern is available online for free from Cascade Yarns.
I used Knit Picks wool yarn left over from the mittens below.

Terrible picture of my sweater, knit from Knit Picks Shine Sport Weight Yarn--a soft blend of cotton and modal (a beech wood fiber). I was in a rush to get the shot before Petey jumped in to model.

Mittens with deer; the pattern for these came with a big bag of yarn from Knit Picks, a gift from my husband. This is the second pair I've made; the first pair is shown here. I have enough mittens now and am using the rest of the yarn for projects like the lace cowl above. 

Back side of mittens. You can see I did something strange when reading the pattern--I didn't realize these were so different until looking at these photos. It was probably because there was quite a bit of time between the knitting of the first and second mittens!

Now, this is a closeup of the pair of socks that I first made from a skein of Noro Silk Garden yarn--I loved the colors, but I hated the socks and never even put them on. So, I unraveled the socks...

...and used the yarn to make this shrug, which I like much better.

And what knitter can't use another pair of wool socks?


Sylvia K said...

Your projects are awesome, Clair!! I have to admit that I am just a tad envious of your talent!! Beautiful! And I also love your new header!! Hope you're enjoying your Fall!! Have a lovely week ahead!!

Joyful said...

Wow! I love all the projects and pretty coloured yarns used. I especially love the lightweight sweater you've made. Just beautiful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have been a very busy lady! Nice of you to do a blog for the group ... a great idea! I like those mittens ... one of a kind for sure!

Paula said...

I have to say my favorite is the shrug- that is gorgeous! On so many levels!

JC said...

You are so talented. Love that the gloves look different. Petey should always be your model. Like the price is right.

Kate said...

Love all the colors you use for your different knitting projects. We'll be in SF again this Feb and March.

BZ said...

that dog's a lobster lol