Monday, August 24, 2009

Katie's Hat Finished!

Those of you who follow my blog will remember I posted pictures of a mohair/wool yarn I was working on for Katie's hat. Well, I have finished her hat and wanted to post pictures of it. I'm very pleased with it. Its a lovely shape and color and the mohair adds really nice texture.

I've taken pictures of it on the glass head we have. I'll be giving it to her next month when we are in Shreveport and will take pictures of her with it on and post those also.
The yarn was a bit harder to knit with due to the "stickyness" of the mohair so I switched from my usual Continental method of knitting (working yarn held in the left hand) to English method (working yarn held in the right hand) and that went much faster. I tried the hat on after finishing it and wore it for a few minutes in the house and BOY is it WARM! It should be great for this winter.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Finished projects

I wanted to quickly blog about my 2 most recent finished projects. I finished the socks I was knitting for my hubby Anthony. These were knitted cuff down using the Classic Sock pattern from 2-At-A-Time sock book. I used Regia yarn we had purchased in England a few years back. I just BARELY had enough yarn even though my gauge was right on and I was knitting the medium size. Learned my lesson when knitting socks for Anthony, or men in general. I need to knit them toe up!
Then I also finished a scarf that I was knitting for my step-daughter Rachel. This was knitted from the Kool Aid dyed roving that I talked about before. I'm really pleased with how the colors came out and how the striping is varied. Its very soft and should be very comfortable to wear.