Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Funky Fickle Fingers

Pattern:-Fickle Finger Scarf by Gayle Roehm from Interweave Knits (winter) 2005.
This is a great pattern done in seed stitch and the scarf is reversible. The fingers are made by casting on extra stitches at the end of the row and then promptly casting them off at the beginning of the next row!
The scarf measures about 58" long and about 6.5" wide. Fast, easy and mindless to knit!
Needles:- I used Sz#10 (the pattern calls for Sz#9.)
Yarn:-I used 3 skeins of Noro Bonbori, colour 3, lot#B. I love this yarn...it is full of little nubs but feels soft. I haven't blocked it yet but I know it will bloom.
I'm not sure if I'll keep this scarf for myself....although winter is just around the corner and I have to admit I do love to wear funky scarves!
Happy knitting everyone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Six for Sandy

Sandy works at the "Veteran's Hospital" and has decided to play Santa to the residents this year. She thought a hat each would be a great gift so she recruited a bunch of knitters to help. I know she has gotten quite a few charity hats so far and here are mine!
Yarn:-Wool-Ease chunky. Colours:- Walnut, Mulberry, Charcoal, Blue Denim, Green, etc..
Needles:-Sz#8 and Sz#10, DP's and 16"circs..
Patterns:-The brown is the "Chunky Dean Street Hat" by Nina Machlin Dayton. This pattern is very easy and I love how it looks. The striped is a variation of this using up all my ends and pieces!
The green and blue is "Fenced In" by Tracey Kay. This pattern is a little more detailed and you do have to move the stitches occasionally so the pattern lines up.
The red and blue is "Snowball" by Katie Himmelsberg and is from Interweave Knits 2007. However, I do think it's now a free pattern!
O...and I had to knit another pair of little socks. Barbara had another grandchild...a wee boy this time.
Yarn:-Red Heart. Heart&Sole. Colour "Faded Jeans."
Needles:-Sz#1. DP"s.
Pattern:- Just a 40 st cast on and the sock is done in 2x2 ribbing. Nice and stretchy for a little foot. I did try to match up the colour sequence in each sock as much as possible.
I'm still working on Elaine's bag for Xmas and a few other odds and ends.
Happy knitting everyone.