Did any of you out there enjoy donning some handknits when the weather turned chilly this past weekend? I was so happy to be cold. I wore my February Lady sweater, and my daughter was decked out in her Baby Surprise Jacket. It's times like these that a knitter and his or her handknits are appreciated properly!
I've been lucky to get some pictures of what the knitters of Great Yarns have been working on. I don't have names to go with the faces, so give a shout out in the comments, will you, if you see your mug on here!
|This is the mitered squares blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting.|
|No clue what this is, but I want it desperately.|
|Look at the edging on this, just stunning.|
|I have a friend who is going through a feather-and-fan phase. I bet she's delirious right now.|
Lesson learned: winter is coming.
This knitter has been working at the Cardigan-That-Will-Never-End. I know a lot of projects get to a point where it's like a marriage. There were fun times, there will be fun times ahead, but right now we're trudging along together. No fireworks, no fire, just blah. And there is an excess of blah going on with my Farmer's Market Cardigan. You would think that, after you knit the body and both sleeves, you would be on the homestretch. It all seems rather final. But not with this puppy. Then I am supposed to hem the sleeves and then pick up the provisional stitches on the body to knit pockets. Then add a shawl collar, mow the lawn, feed the pigs, dust the furniture, and finally, FINALLY, I can block it and sew it up. Lesson learned: read the pattern all the way through before you look at the picture for too long and are hooked. So help me, this sweater better fit like a dream. I could have knit a house by now. Here are some pictures of it:
|Is it just me or do these sleeves look about a mile long?|
|This is Cascade 220, called "Eggplant".|
Since that sweater is SO dark and I have been knitting on it for SO long, I had to get some little projects out to take the edge off. They had to be small, easy, and brightly colored.
These are "Picky Pants", made of Malabrigo (am I the only one who constantly mispronounces it?). It is my first time with the Malabrigo, and I'm resisting the urge to sell all my furniture to buy a large amount of it. It's so soft I almost think it's cotton candy and I should taste it to see if it tastes as good as it looks. Is it just me that feels like that? Ooookay...awkward moment.
I am also working on another small, colorful project. But it is a secret, for someone for their special day. And they read this blog, so...
I promise you, it's not this. What are you knitting?