Thursday, November 13, 2014

All the WIPs

I have a few WIPs that just need a little more attention to get finished, and I just can't seem to get going on them for one reason or another....

My Rikke Hat just needs a few more inches to be completed... and I ran out of yarn. So until I get back to my LYS (probably tonight) I will not be able to finish it.

I didn't notice this photo was blurry until I uploaded it and I don't feel like taking another one. It is my Buffy socks that I am absolutely loving. I just need to finish the toe and block. I will be getting to that ASAP.

My Super Stripes Socks have been a work-in-progress for a while. I only work on them when waiting... like at doctor's offices and such. I had a few appointments this week that involved a lot of waiting, so I had time to finish the first sock (I just need to graft the toe) and cast on for the second. I am making no efforts at all to match up the stripes. More fun that way.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Knit Grove Mittens

More Christmas knitting progress. This time I finished a pair of mittens for my sister. She picked out this pattern and I am glad she did. I have had this project in my favourites for a while now but have not gotten around to knitting it.

I am always weary about paying for a pattern before being able to see it. I like to look at the pattern and make sure that I can follow and complete it before I make an investment in it. Since these were for a present, I took the gamble and bought the pattern - and it payed off! It is very clearly written with step-by-step instructions and a clear chart for each mitten (right and left side). There are no line by line instructions so if you are not a fan of charts this is not the pattern for you.

Yarn: Berroco's Ultra Alpaca in Barley
Needle Size: US 6 94.0mm) DPNs
Pattern Source:  Grove by Jared Flood

I am now knitting a slouchy hat in the same yarn to match these mittens to complete this Christmas gift.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Rowan Afghan KAL Progress

I have finished knitting all my 'Candy' squares for my Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Afghan KAL and I have moved on to a new colour: Mallard:


Not only have I done the knitting part, but I have weaved in all the ends, washed and blocked every square!

I only have 23 blocks left to make and I will be able to join these beauties into a gorgeous afghan!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Knit Broken Rib Slouchy Hat

I made another slouchy hat for a Christmas present. This one is for the boyfriend. I love the pattern for this hat, and I made the same modification as I did for the last one (that is k1tbl, p1 throughout the pattern whenever it said k1,p1).

Graham 2:
Yarn: Berroco's Ultra Alpaca in Barley
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0 mm) & US 8 (5.0 mm) 16" circular needles
Pattern Source: Graham by Jennifer Adams (free Ravelry download)

I think know he is going to love it!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Blocking Party Part 2

I am continuing my Christmas gift knitting frenzy and I have managed to finish two more presents. I finished the knitting part anyways... now they are blocking alongside some more squares that I finished for my Rowan KAL afghan. I should have some pictures of the finished projects to show you soon.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Winter White Knit Cowl

My Christmas knitting projects have been jumping off the needles. Here is another one for my youngest sister who wanted a nice warm cowl for those freezing cold days in Montreal.

GAP-tastic Cowl:
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky in Winter White
Needle Size: US 13 (9mm) 29" circular needles
Pattern Source: GAP-tastic cowl by Jen Geigley (free Ravelry download)

I think I will have to make one of these for myself, it is so squishy and warm!