Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The Xmas knitting comes on a pace.
Pictured below are a fake isle hat (pattern from Magknits) and a one row scarf from the Yarn Harlot. I made both out of Paton's SWS. I'm very pleased with how they turned out. I particularly like the striping on the scarf. I hope they do the trick when it really starts to get cold here.
My Sister got a hat too but it's very special. One of the spinning groups on Ravelry is having a monthly spin a long and for September it was Merino in "end of summer" colours. I hand dyed 200 grams of merino (which I showed you here) and spun it up into this:
It kills me how pretty it turned out (if I do say so myself). It is a traditional 3 ply and about a worsted weight. It very quickly turned into:
The mitts are Dashing from knitty with some alterations. I didn't make them as long as the pattern calls for but the cables really hug the wrist and I think they'll keep my Sister very warm.
I've also been working on the Secret of the Stole which is exceptionally pretty. I know I bailed on the Mystery Stole this summer but I'm actually really enjoying this one. The picture shows the end of clue number one and I'm most of the way through number two (never mind that three is already posted).
It also pains me to admit that I've signed up for another mystery lace project - the Mystic Waters KAL. It's not my fault though, the designer is from Ottawa and I really had no choice ;-). I'm using some malabrigo lace for it and the first clue is released tomorrow. I think I may need help!