Monday, January 28, 2013

Little Red Gloves

 My older daughter requested a pair of red gloves for the chilly mornings at school. She was very particular about the details. She wanted a simple pair in red with a tiny cuff. The only red yarn I had was worsted weight, so I picked out a pattern in that size, on ravelry and got to work. These went incredibly fast especially when they come at the end of a cardigan. The pattern is a no-brainer and goes really fast. I used up less than half a ball of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (Red Fox).

Monday, January 21, 2013


Finally, I have a finished project. After so many weeks (almost six), my cardigan is now done, ends woven in, blocked and all. It was a slow but lovely knit and has turned out really nice. The double collar seemed interminably long and took  two out of the total seven ball, to knit. And even then, I had to take 2 centimeter off both the inner and outer collar to meet my yardage. The pictures show it a lot more pinker than it actual is. The earlier WIP picture is closer to the actual color.
 The pattern is great, easy to read and follow, I had no trouble with the instructions. The yarn is Knit Picks Comfy (Doe). Can't wait to wear my new cardigan.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Current Project

I'm working on a cardigan right now, in fingering weight, for myself. I started about three weeks ago, but  have not been able to put in much knitting time. This picture is a few days old, I divided for armholes last night. The pattern is Jaina and the yarn is Knit Picks Comfy (Doe). Despite the slow-going, I am enjoying the plain old stockinette stitch very much.