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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

It's Cold Out There, Baby!

The knitting I have been doing has been focused pretty much on one thing--staying warm! When Elann had their Peruvian Wool Bag Sale, I got so excited that I bought two bags (one black and one grey). I didn't read the details, so I didn't realize it was 60 yards of wool each ball and that the guage was much smaller. I thought I was going to get another Ribby out of no. That's ok, though. This stuff is not very tightly spun and much softer than the original! After looking through a couple books, I found the pattern to knit--Weekend Knitting's Mittens were it:

After braving some snow and cold, I decided that the Glorious Gloves, while pretty, are not warm enough. Boy are these mittens warm, too!

Here and There Cables

My other bag of Highland Peruvian Wool is being used to make this beautiful scarf from Scarf Style

This is how it will look blocked:

Isn't it pretty? Who would have known?!

Thing Update

As you can see, I have been busy learning new skills on "The Thing". I believe this is the front of it in relation to a sweater.

Here is the other side. I am on the cast offs. They are pretty interesting and different. This cord-type cast off could have been used on the Ribby Cardi if I was going to do the roll collar. This rolls no matter what!!

This is a knitted belt. It was actually a really cool technique! I still need to add a button and then put it on "The Thing".

A close up of my first attempt at two color knitting. Not bad if I do say so myself!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the scarf. That was one of my favorites in the book... someday I'll get around to making it. Don't really get what "the thing" is but the two color knitting looks good.
Stay Warm

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't beleive I found someone who is also making that "thing"! Everyone keeps asking me what it is. I think it's a great way to learn a few new skills. I love the belt - I was surprised as it all of a sudden came together. I have just finished the lace cast-off and will be doing the initialed hem this afternoon. Good luck, hope it was helpful for you! Don't you think that would be a good beginner class once you learn the basics?

2:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

The thing is growing! Nicely too! I really like how the scarf is turning out.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

nice Thing!

love the mittens! I definately need a new pair..I have to follow in your steps! they look great and warm!

12:00 PM  

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