Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Knitting

I finished knitting an earflap hat for my friend Tanya over the weekend.  She wrote the pattern and had asked members of our knitting guild to knit up samples.  I think she's got about 10+ hats so far!  Next up on my list of must-knit items is a pair of mittens for my co-worker Lori B.  She's travelling to NYC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, where her son's marching band will perform.  Lori asked for a pair of mittens that would keep her hands warm and show their school colors.  Here's the start of the mitten:
I haven't knit anything with a cable in it in quite some time.  I'm using Berroco Ultra Alpaca for the black cuff and Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Wool for the yellow mitt, knitting with size 4 double point needles.  I hope to have them finished by the end of the week.  Next up is the lemon yellow felted bag I have been commissioned to make for a repeat customer.  He's giving the bag to his sister in England for her birthday in December.  Time to get crankin'!!!


Courtney said...

Love the mitten with the school colors. Cables are fun to make, I think. One year for my birthday, I bought a silver cable needle necklace. It's on a long adjustable cord and while you wear it, you can use it to create the cable. Pretty cool. You knit fast!!

Suzanne said...

Thanks Courtney. I love the idea of the cable needle necklace -- very handy. I finished the first mitten yesterday and blocked it last night. Can't get Blogger to fetch pictures tonight -- arghh!