Thursday, January 28, 2010


It's not that I haven't been knitting, it's that I haven't been posting, so here are some pictures of scarves that were given as Christmas gifts.

Monday, January 18, 2010

On with the "Top Down"

I've been working away at the top down sweater, passed the fair isle section, and on to the lace at the bottom. It is working out the way I imagined. The weather has warmed up quite nicely, so not always comfortable to be knitting on this warm garment, that has gotten to be a good size in my lap.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I really do love knitting socks. They're relatively quick, I can try out new patterns, I love working with hand painted yarns, and they're so portable. I have a couple of grandchildren, that have asked me to knit socks for them. One of them just had a birthday on the first of January, and she asked for socks. So I knit knee-highs, such a good choice considering the cold weather we've been having. I used a handpainted yarn from my friend Liz.

Just great to work with, and feels lovely and soft after washing. The pattern is from the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary called foliage lace, which I ran up the front and the back of the sock. Really pleased with the result.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Top Down Creating

Well, this is an adventure. I used Cabin Fever's Book, Button Up Your Top Down, as a guide, but I wanted a pullover. This yarn, Chamonix by Jaeger, has angora in it, and sheds like crazy, so I thought a pullover might be a good idea. The cable came from Fiona Ellis's book Inspired Cable Knits, with a little modification so that it has a great beginning at the neckline.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Great Knitting Weather

Well, we made it to Florida, only to find that it's cold. We went biking today with jackets and gloves on, and I was freezing. Oh well! It is good knitting weather. I started a top down sweater on the drive down, ripped it back three times, but am well under way now. I'm working in worsted weight, not my usual, and am creating as I go along. I'll try posting a picture of my work in progress tomorrow.
Also knitting kids socks. I love working on kids socks. I get to work with bright colours, play with patterns, and they're small, so they go quick. We're getting a lot of rest.