Friday, February 15, 2013

More knitting - scarf, fingerless mitt, and new projects ...

Dear readers,

I've been in a two week class and haven't been posting as much as I'd like.  Here's what I've been up to:
 Another wonderful scarf from the Reversible Cable Pattern on Reversible Scarves on Ravelry - the scarf is a belated Christmas gift for my sister-in-law to be - she picked out the yarn color - Misti Alpaca in Falstaff.  It's going to look fantastic with jeans - unfortunately she and my brother live in small town adjacent to Sarasota, Florida (the rest of my family lives there). . . so she'll need a ski trip to wear it!  Todd, are you listening?
I also took a class on fingerless mitts - a simple class, really - but I learned to use Double-Pointed Needles (DPNs) - so easy - I'm glad I learned the technique.   J. and my co-workers call them my "homeless mitts" but they are good at typing on the computer.   These are a very soft merino wool in worsted weight.  I want to make a few different patterns for fingerless mitts -  which I have the pictures below - all linked to Fingerless Mitts on Ravelry.   I'm also a bit obsessed with legwarmers ...

All of these are from Ravelry - Yoga Socks:
 The Dude (J. likes this):

Tube Sock Legwarmers:
 Susie's Fingerless Mitts:
I couldn't make my tailored jacket - the pattern called for 3-4 yards of fabric and unfortunately I had 2.5. . . so I am going on to a few other projects that I will share this weekend. . . .

How is your knitting coming along?


  1. Ooh, beautiful scarf, and those Melody leggings look very cool - I may have to check those out. Those tube sock ones crack me up - I had socks like that in the 70's. Sorry about your tailored jacket, but you did inspire me to start my Craftsy class finally...before I went out of town for 4 days - gotta get back to that.

  2. Thanks for the complement! I know - the tube socks crack me up. I'm addicted to Barre class now . . .I have to get back to sewing very soon - I've slacked off in the last day or two!

  3. Sometimes we are needed to inspired. The above stuffs are so beautiful and I do agree with sister that this sort of things really inspire us to fulfill the remaining.