Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sick Knitting

For the past week, I've been suffering from a cold. Which is both good and bad. Bad in that I feel like crap and have no energy, and good in that since I had no energy to do housework, a good amount of knitting has gotten done. So, here's what I've been working on:
First, here we have a baby hat. My Cousin, Shelly, is pregnant with her second child, and is due to pop and second now. I had cast on-itis so I figured something cute and quick was just what was needed. The yarn is Vanna's Choice from Lion Brand in the color Dusty Green. The pattern is Cabled Baby Hats by Julie Hentz. The only thing I changed, was instead of having all of the cables twist the same direction, I alternated right twist and left twist cables.

On Saturday, October 4th (the day before I got sick) I went along with my Mom (btw-it was her 50th birthday! Happy birthday MOM!), my Aunt, and one of my sisters, went to Prairie Peddler Arts & Crafts Festival. I had a lot of fun, and ended up buying some fresh honey, some homemade soap, and the wool fiber pictured above. I've started spinning some already, but I'm still a beginner spinner and it shows. That doesn't stop me from having fun with it, though:)

Here we have Mom's Mittens that I'm knitting for her Christmas Gift. I think I've only done 3 or 4 rows since I lat posted about these, but progress is progress no matter how small. I love knitting these, but I can't be trying to watch anything interesting while working on them. The yarn is Knitpicks Essential in Grass and Black, and the pattern is NHM#7 from the book Selbuvotter.

More mittens! This is mitten #1 in the pair I'm knitting for my sister, Dawn. Another from the book Selbuvotter, this is pattern NHM#1. I am using Knitpicks Palette yarn in Blush and Ash.

And, Lastly, here we have sock#1 in the pair I'm knitting for Bleahy. Sock #2 has been started, but I'm still on the cuff.


yarnpiggy said...

Your mittens are gorgeous! Beautiful colourwork. :-)

Alyssa said...

love the mittens!