Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some FO!

the look..........
close up
Gentleman's Fancy Knee-High Socks
Addi US 1½ / 2.5 mm
Trekking (XXL) 110
The toe:
Had to finish the knee highs with some yarn from the basket. I should have thought ahead, and done the heel with the dark color, it would have been a classic, but hey... Nickerjac Sock Yarn left over from the Sidewinders sock. I made only one cause the pattern was not great, but I love the yarn!

scarf of many colors on
scarf of many colors.1striped scarf
Striped Scarf. Bamboo and bits of alpaca scarf kit from la droguerie Paris. Finally! I received from my brother who lives in Paris, the second skein of bamboo I ran out of! I LOVE the colors and it feels like a dream, but I wish I made it wider.
US 2

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Tale of the Mittens

Once upon a time a knitter wanted some mittens. She excited her knitting friends to have a mitten exchange, but she almost backed out... Lucky for us she did not, and thus Annie of sit n knit NYC organized the Secret Quickie Mitten Exchange, and more than 30 of us participated. The person I knit for, now can be revealed, is Ann Marie. I had a list of her likes and dislikes. The Herringbone pattern was one of her choices. Of course none of the yarn I have at home was "just right" so I HAD to by the Heather sisters by Cascade 220. The pattern was fun to knit and easy to follow. Knit one at a time on two Addi circs, US 6.
Introducing The Heathers The secret is out!
The Mittens Exchange party was great fun, and tremendous success!!! I found out that while I was busy knitting away, Amy, was- OMG even busier and knit these!!!! For me! I LOVE my mittens. They are so warm and soft, like a secret hideaway.
I think everybody was happy. There were lots of gorgeous mittens. I was delighted to see when I walked in, that Ann Marie's scarf, which she wove herself from yarn she basically remade, matched in color!
The following excellent photos are courtesy Tatyana.