Monday, November 16, 2009

Knitting Update: Part Deux

Happy Monday! I hope everyone's football team did well over the weekend!

The knitting basket is "almost" empty"!!! I finished up two projects yesterday while I watched "True Blood". Love that show! I will get those finished (just a few buttons to sew) today. It feels so good to have an (almost) empty basket! Now I can start some new projects........ after I finish a lace shawl.........

Pattern: Stacked Eyelet Cowl (rav link) by Ami Madison
Yarn: Manos Silk Blend (3068)
Needles: Size 5 Circular

I love how this turned out. It was a birthday prezzie fora friend. The yarn is FABULOUS and it was a joy to knit with! And the color ROCKS!

Pattern: Toast Mitts (rav link) by Leslie Friend
Yarn: Mountain Colors Twizzle in Sierra
Needles: Size 7 DPN

Great mitts!! A nice long cuff and very easy!!! I will be making more of these. In fact, I already have and I will post pair #2 later in week!

Pattern: Mitered Hanging Towel (rav link) by Cristina Bernardi Schiffman
Yarn: Lily Sugar and Cream Cotton in Hot Green and Summer Splash
Needles: Size 7

Ok, I LOVE this. I plan on making more! Lots More! I found a stash of cotton in funky retro shades! Wouldn't these make nice housewarming gifts in a little basket with some nice kitchen soaps? Ok, I just have to say one thing....... the mitered portion is GREAT, but when you get to the yarn double, the cotton makes your hands HURT!!!

PS. This pattern is also available FREE here!!!

Pattern: Comet (rav link) by Betsey Sennott
Yarn: Takhi Cotton Classic in Cream
Needles: size F hook
Extras: black purse ring and buttons from JoAnn Fabrics

This was a test. I love the pattern, well written and it's just is HUGE. I don't think it has to do with the pattern, just the size hook (I must crochet at a loose tension) and the yarn. I plan on making more of these. Very funky!!! Every so often it is nice to throw some crochet into the about instant gratification!

Pattern: Mandy's Candy Bag (rav link) by NH Knitting Mama
Yarn: Sugar and Cream in Swimming Pool
Needles: Size 6 DPN
Extras: Grosgrain ribbon for ties

As I have said before, I love these little gift bags. It was a fun break to knit something colorful and easy while watching trashy reality TV!!! :)

Ok, I have a few more projects and then I will be done boring you! I will never let the knitting get so behind again! It took too long to post all this stuff! Time for a refill on my coffee!


Jena said...

Holy cow! You've been a busy girl!
Everything looks gorgeous, as usual. :-)

Kate said...

Thanks Jenagirl!!! But actually most of them were half finished so all I had to do was finish them off! :) When I said that basket was full, I was NOT kidding!!!