Posted by mtmom on December 31, 2008
Yeah! I finished “That Pair of Socks”, the finishing of which was the condition I set myself before I would pick back up the Kilt Hose that I set into snooze-mode a few months back.
I wanted to be done before the calendar clicked over, and — hurray! — I did it!
Uh. . . I actually can’t show photos yet. . . it’s sort of a secret. But they’re red. I hope to show them. . . sometime!
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Posted by mtmom on December 30, 2008
I haven’t heard back from the young recipient yet, but I’m eager to show you all how my work turned out.
Once I finished the knitting — designing the top-decreases was challenging and interesting — I added some embroidery to highlight the resultant star shape.
Here’s how the top looked when done. . . . . . and when tried on by slightly-older DD.
I even got it in the post a week before Christmas — hurray!!
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Posted by mtmom on December 18, 2008
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Posted by mtmom on December 14, 2008
What is your “Christmas knitting”?
For me, it’s this cap for my niece in San Antonio:
I keep hoping I’ve made it to the start of decreases, but that point still eludes me. The decision about how deep to make a cap always fills me with uncertainty, eventhough I make more caps than anything else!
The situation: I want her to turn up the brim now, and then turn it down when she’s bigger; the ribs are stretchy enough to fit a broad range of sizes. The one I made for DD is 4 3/4″ from cast-on to first-decrease, but she (1 year older than niece) doesn’t turn up the brim, so my current figuring is to make it about 4 1/2″ from where the ribbing changes.
What do you think?
Master Knitter has been my highest non-gift priority, and here’s the current state of the mittens (with kitty for scale) ;-] Thumbless and unblocked, but looking pretty good.
Several inches of snow blanket our ground this evening. The juncos always come out in force when a storm is brewing, and you can see their tracks in this photo of my most recent charity-cap. The yarn is Paton’s “Pooch”, a bulky wool-blend boucle. Nice results, but a bit hard to work with, especially if you need to see the individual stitches. This will be the to-be-turned-up brim. I plan the rest of the cap to be plain Aran-acrylic stockinette, so I increased 50% in the first round, from 48 to 72 stitches. Good deal — I’ve learned about a new-to-me yarn, and a local school-child will have a warmer winter!
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