Tuesday, December 4, 2007

20 Days and Counting...

and I am 1 FO closer to being finished my Christmas knitting.
Pattern: the Moose Hat from Bea Ellis Knitwear (for my dad)
Yarn: Heilo in 5563 & 6031

Needles: Knit Picks Options US 3 & 5

Modifications: I think the only thing that I changed was to work the hat magic loop instead of on a small circ. Found it alot easier to control my tension with the colorwork using magic loop.

I've also been pretty busy finishing up some socks that have been laying around the house for a while. The ones on the left are for Angelina using leftover Lorna's Laces from from my MSS3 socks. The ones on the right are for my mom using Plymouth Sockotta in Lilac Bold Stripe, these were also my intro into Magic Loop. Love it!

Here is a glimpse at the next item on my Christmas knitting list:

A Montego Bay Scarf for my SIL using Sea Silk. This is the silkiest yarn that I have ever touched, because of this the knitting isn't going as quickly as I would like. I seem to be spending more time petting it then I do knitting with it, thank goodness this is a mindless knit.

And to show off what Angelina spent the afternoon today learning:

Some finger knitting...After about 5 minutes of showing her how to wrap the yarn around her fingers, she informed me that she was a big girl and she could do this all by herself. And she did...so far she has about 24" of a belt done, and is already to start knitting clothes for the cat;)