Friday, October 30, 2009

Hat for a friend in need

I have a friend going through chemo and because of the treatments he has lost his hair. So I made him a hat for winter to help keep him warm. I used WotA from Knit Picks that I had leftover from a potholder I made for my Mom. For the inside liner I used a merino wool from Miltons (something I picked up here in Portugal). The WotA was Bare and Winter Night and the Miltons a gold color. The pattern is David's Hat. I particularlu like this pattern and I am already dreaming up other color combinations and not just for guys either. I have some lovely merino in brown and several pinks that I think would make a lovely hat for someone. I also have some yellow and blue colors that would be nice. I will have to see what I can come up with. Guess you will see when I do.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Socks

I just finished a pair of socks for Christmas. I am making socks for my coworkers and family. This is the first pair. I used elements from differnt sock patterns. The heel is from the Sock Cocktail pattern from Knit Picks, the gusset from the Diamond waffle pattern from Knitty and the stitch pattern from the Hedgerow socks. I used Berroco Comfort Sock Yarn. I really like how they turned out.

I am working on the next pair of socks. I am using the Berry Season pattern from 2 At a Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.They are the pink ones. I am using Felici yarn from Knit Picks.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Knit and Learn

This is a blog about my adventures in knitting and what I learned from the experience. There will also be patterns and such available for download as I write them.