Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yarn Along


Joining Ginny of Small Things for the weekly Wednesday Yarn Along


picture of last weeks knitting
 I wanted to post at least one of the pictures of something I did last week. I have since knitted 3 more of the green gnome hats, for a total of 8 hats! They were so much fun to knit and so easy to knit while doing all sorts of other things.

winter set of wooly goodness for my man
 I started AND finished a set of wooly goodness for my main man. I knitted up a fun gnome hat for him, a pair of the mittens from the 3rd issue of Taproot magazine (which I some how did a reverse stockinette stitch for the thumbs, oh well, they still look great!), and then I sort of "made up" scarf with all the left over yarn. I cast on 25 stitches, K1 P1 for row 1, row 2 was all knit, repeated the two rows until I ran out of yarn.

cowl pattern I am working on
Way, way back when I  had ordered yarn from knit picks I had picked out two skeins of this pink tweed. I really liked it but had no idea what to do with it. Well, I am making a cowl with it. I have been using two strands of yarn (it says it is worsted, but it seems lighter then that), I cast on 30 stitches on size 10 needles, and then I am doing the same thing as the scarf. On row 4: knit 8 stitches cast off three, knit for a bit and cast off another three leaving 8 stitches to knit at the end, THEN on row 5 I did the pattern (K1, P1) and at the holes I cast on three stitches each... I MADE BUTTON HOLES!! I am planning on using two of the lovely Wooly Moss Roots wooden buttons. My plan is to make it about 24 inches long, and sort of over lap it a bit, maybe make it sort of button on the side. I hope to be done with it today.

some inspiration i am needing
On the reading front I have picked up "Understand Our Mind" by Nhat Hanh. He is such a brilliant man. His writings always put me in a good head space.

16 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love the hats! Are the pink and green ones the Nature's Choice Organic Cotton by Lion Brand? I am making both of my little guys blankets with that yarn for Yule. I just finished the green one, and have begun the pink one.

Tracey said...

Your needles have been smoking! That is one awesome pile of hats and I really like the pink tweed yarn you ordered. I have a bin full of yarn that I've picked up with no idea what it will become,but if an idea strikes I'm ready.

KC Pagano said...

Those hats are so funky! Love them!

karen said...

You have been so productive in your knitting!!! all the projects look great :) You are inspiring me!

Kathleen said...

I love the hats and all the yarn! very pretty. I saw this book recently and I was curious about it. I think I might have to search it out.

Mama Gone Green said...

Love the hats!!

Natalie B. said...

My, you have been really busy! All your stuff looks great.
x

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

What adorable little hats! I love the grey set too. I once promised my husband I'd knit him a scarf...eight years later, I'm finally learning how to do it properly. I can't believe you knit all that in one week. You're amazing.

little macaroon. said...

Wowza! You are BUSY!!! What great things you're producing

steph said...

wow!!! the elves have been busy at your house!!!

Molly said...

Those mitten look great! I love taproot too =) I'm so behind updating my craftiness, it might have to wait until after the holidays are over. =(

Noémie said...

Wow, you have done well! Gnome hats are beautiful! And your man is lucky to have such beautiful presents!

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Love those hats, and your book sounds very intriguing, going to look it up, thanks.

Angela said...

You have been crazy busy! Congrats onto many finished objects!

Josée said...

Those are such fun hats! I like them a lot.

Marcy said...

How beautiful!!! I love your knitting projects. I've just learned to knit and am so eager to find something that I can actually knit, other than a scarf :) Bravo xoxo