Saturday, November 06, 2010

Finished Scarf, on to Hats and Mittens!

I finished the Hydrangea Stole I was making (Easy Lace Stole pattern by Arlene's World of Lace.) It's not the best photo in the world, but the lace pattern did open up nicely with blocking.


Right now I am working on a headband based on this Ribbed Beanie pattern. It will be a companion to the cowl I made a few weeks back, using up my last skein of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in the same deep blue. On the weekends I like getting up early and knitting at Starbucks while I have a skinny vanilla or caramel latte. It's a relaxing way to start the weekend.


I also want to make more hats, including Windschief, for the coming cold weather. Why is it that whenever I find A new pattern I want to make, I never have the right size needles??? I need to get more DPNs - size 7 & 6.

I am also joining a Mitten KAL - to knit a pair of Skulls and Flowers Mittens. Jennifer Thompson, the designer, has offered the pattern free to anyone who joins her KAL on Ravelry. (Her blog is Fern Knits.) It's such a cute design, and it's the first time I have attempted a stranded knitting pattern this detailed and complex, so this will be a good way to start. I'll have lots of people to ask for help if I need it! Jennifer also reports today that the pattern has gone viral, there is so much interest in it! Should be lots of fun.

I picked out my yarn the other day: Elsebeth Lavold Cool Wool in black, white and vermillion red. Can't wait to get started!


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