Monday, January 15, 2007

I bring to you this knitting update

This is my new barn hat. Very cozy and warm. It was knit with two strands, one being Patons Beehive Shetland chunky and the other being something with alpaca, mohair, wool, and acrylic (I think, since I lost the ball band). I used fairly big needles which I rarely do for a hat, and so only had to cast on 68 stitches, as opposed to the mohair one I'm working on that needed over a 100sts.

This neck muffler started as the Irish Hiking Scarf, but I ran out of yarn and overcame the temptation to run to the LYS and splurge on more since there is no stopping at just one extra ball when there is a whole store to be overwhelmed by. You all know what I mean. Just nod your heads.

That's my neckwarmer, barn style. Same Patons wool plus fuzzy yarn a la Dollar Store.

SEE??? New skill! First attempt at gloves, ever.
I am so proud of myself. This one just needs a thumb. I am too good.

This would be in 100% mohair, hand dyed by Jo-Anne Cooper from Angelwise Llama . Scarf in mistake rib, my old stand-by when I can't decide on a pattern. Love the colour, but this stuff is so slippery to work with, holy goat!

More pictures another day. Blogger has apparently had enough.


somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Thanks for showing such delicious eye candy to tempt us! I really LUVLUV that mistake rib scarf. The colors remind me of shades of honey and bread. Can you tell I am getting the munchies?

Ali P said...

You are my hero. Seriously. You save me during sock knitting mistakes and bewilderment.
Now I am jealous of your skills! However I must ask, when will we see somethingmade with yarn from YOUR wheel and animals? Hmm? HMMMM? heh heheeeeeeee

Mary Anne said...

yay, it's so nice to see you back on the blog! I love all the goodies you've been knitting, esp. those gloves. wow, I am impressed.

Dorothy said...

Glad to see you posting again!
The knitting looks great - did you like doing the gloves?

Ali P said...

PS: would the golden yarn be Galaxy?