Saturday, February 12, 2011
A knitter should not be without comfy mittens. At the beginning of the winter I was all set, but since that time I have worn through one pair and gifted another. So, to remedy this I knit up these mittens from some merino wool hand spun. The pattern is called "Emma's Mittens" so I simply titled these "Emmy's Mittens".
please graciously ignore the fact that the finger tips don't match. when things are for me I'm just not that picky.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Since everyone around this country seems to be freezing their faces off I thought you all might like to see the snuggly knit I recently finished.
This is the Big Herringbone Cowl by The Purl Bee. As soon as I saw the this cowl I had to make it. And it just so happens that same day (as I went hunting for yarn) I found this amazing Baby Alpaca/Bamboo mix - Mirasol Qina - on clearance (follow that link because it still is on clearance)! The yarn is incredibly soft and warm, words cannot describe it.
The structure of this knit is simple but many people find the herringbone stitch to be obnoxious. I didn't mind doing the stitch, but I found that I didn't have has much freedom to correct my mistakes as I do with traditional knitting. I could tink (knit backwards) on a row, but I could not drop stitches down to fix a problem.
On my Ravelry page you can find my knitting notes, a few more photos, and links to other people's projects. So what do you think? Doesn't everyone need a cowl?