Knitting@roosterhillfarm.com

or what I do when I am not working or farming …

Holiday Knits

Posted by mobarger on Dec-24-2007

Not too many.

Dashing.

Reasonably Hip with the awesome bathroom shot.

Maine Mitts (yeah you’ve seen them before).

Hat for Beaner (Briar Rose pattern).

Recent Mitts – I mean knits

Posted by mobarger on Dec-17-2007

Working on a pair of Dashing for …someone .. for Christmas. I am not too experienced with cables yet and may be pulling these just a little too tight. We’ll see how the finished mitt looks, then judge for frogging and starting over.

I finished a pair of Maine Morning Mitts for …someone else… but am going to redo one of them. I guess my tape measure was working properly when I completed the first one and then stopped working when I was working on the second. The distance between cuff and thumb hole is off. Oops. Easily fixed. I am happy that the colored stripes worked out to match – I worked hard on that using just one skein.

The yarn for both is Patons SWS, a wool/soy blend. I like its Noro-ish morphing from color to color. The yarn has a nice halo and the colors are great. I picked the pink scheme to complement a hat I knit last month. I do have the tendency to poke the yarn with my needle instead of cleaning pulling it over as I knit. If this is not a single ply yarn, it is *very* loosely plied. I have it on good authority (hi Melodie!) that this yarn does pill.

The brown mitts are to accompany this hat, in progress. The hat is Reasonably Hip in the recent MagKnits. I still need to purchase some plastic mat to create the brim, so the hat is stalled and brimless until then. The yarn here is the workhorse Cascade 220. It’s one of the Heathers line and is a combination of purple and brown, depending on the light.

What is scarier?

Posted by mobarger on Nov-28-2007

What’s scarier – that my niece wants a fun fur scarf for Christmas, or that I _did not have to buy any supplies to make her one_ ?

Me? I am going with option #2.