Tuesday, January 01, 2008

First Day of the New Year

What a wonderful way to begin a new year! Today was fabulous! I spent most of the day relaxing with my husband and puppy. There was knitting, a walk, and a cute movie.

We are settling into the new house. It takes time to adjust - and unpack! I found my camera and the cord - YEAH! So I have new pictures of knitted items that were completed recently but that I had not had a chance to photograph until today. So, yes, there has been knitting. Since this is primarily a knitting blog and all, thought I would share....

(as always click on any pic to enlarge)

Forest green hat
Forest green hatForest green hat

Yarn: MJ handdyed KnitPicks Palette
Needles: Addi Turbo, size 3 and 5 16 inch
Pattern: Basic Tam Pattern from Knitted Tams by Mary Rowe
Modifications: increased needle size, body 6 inches before decrease clockwise swirl decrease

I finally made a helmetliner for myself
I love it - it is so soft and very warm!

MJ Helmetliner
MJ Helmetliner

Yarn: Brooks Farm Four Play, Nantucket
Needles: Addi Turbo 16" sizes 6 & 8
Pattern: here

Just finished this yesterday at knit group.
We had a bonus meet since alot of us were off for the holiday.

Noro hat
Noro hat

Yarn: Noro Kureyon #95 1 skein
Needles: Addi Turbo 16" sizes 6 & 8
Pattern: my own
Cast on 92 stitches size 6 needle
2X2 ribbing 1 1/2 inches
change to size 8 needle and stockinette
knit 5 inches
knit 11 K2tog
knit 1 row plain
knit 10 K2tog
knit 1 row plain
etc until 7 stitches
break yarn pull yarn thru remaining stitches

I am currently obsessed with knitting this:

Noro-ish striped scarf
Noro-ish striped scarf

Noro-ish striped scarf

Yarn: Plymouth Boku # 4,7,3,11
Needles: size 8 Brittany
Pattern: cast on 35 stitches
1X1 ribbing

I got this yarn from Christy:

Christy Art yarn

Christy Art yarn

Very cool "Art" yarn she spun up.
Her description "It has big glass beads in it, curlicues of locks trapped in the plied yarn (which was plied around a core of crochet cotton in green), and coils, where I let the spun yarn ply loosely around the core of crochet cotton and then smushed it together."

So that about catches me up on knitterly things from Nov/Dec when the craziness of moving started. I am looking forward to the new year with eager anticipation of good things to come! Hope yours is joyful and peaceful and full of knitting! Enjoy!


Blogger Brie said...

LOVE the Noro hat!

8:13 PM  
Blogger kat said...

Glad you are getting settled in your new place, boy have you been getting a lot of knitting done!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great projects! You've been busy. :)

10:05 AM  
Blogger Kristie said...

LOVE the colors in that hat!

7:44 AM  

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