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'!!!

2 comments:

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!