Touch of Nectar

{April 13, 2009}   What’s on the needles now?

I’ve been doing a lot of knitting in my spare time. Just a quick post to blab about what I’m up to now. All patterns found on Ravelry, of course!

Moon River Scarf  – turquoise blue malibrigo lace. This is going slowly, but will be lovely when it is done. This yarn is like a cloud. My first lace project. I had to start over twice, but now I’ve got it! Yarn Overs, you don’t scare me!

Seed Stitch Cardigan – for Maddy. In purple and pink Cascade quattro. Pink with purple edges. I didn’t bother doing gauge b/c I just made the biggest size. It will be a bit big on her, but she’s growing, so that is fine with me (and it gets me out of gauging! hah!) It is going very quickly, but it is a bit boring b/c it is mostly stockinette. I’m done with the back and mostly done with one front panel.

I also have a hat in the works. It is my own design of 2 by 2 ribbing with stockinette above. The yarn is Imagination sock yarn from Knit Picks, held double. I’m calling it my sweet pickles hat b/c of the very green colorway. So far I’m liking how it is turning out. I think I am going to get some double pointed needles to finish the top though. I seem to be making more hats (and getting more requests!) lately. Those will make it easier. Photos soon! 🙂


{April 13, 2009}   Knitting FOs – Alpaca!

Despite being super busy with One Pan Wonders this month, I managed to get a bit of knitting done. I had purchased some wonderful 100% alpaca yarn awhile back for another project, then changed my mind on the colors for that project. That one is better suited to fall or winter knitting anyway.

I used the tan yarn to make a simple rolled brim hat. It is just stockinette, but it is knit in the round, so it is super fast and easy. Just knit knit knit! I should have made it just a tad longer, but it is soft and warm and comfy. Great for running around town.

I used the rust/wine colored yarn (much more red than the photo) to make my friend Sarah some cabled arm warmers for her birthday. I had found the pattern on Ravelry and had made myself some out of Cascade 220 wool. Hers are much nicer. Softer and warmer. They will be great for hiking this year. She can wear a thin pair of gloves under them and be extra warm. They are knit flat, then seamed together, allowing space for a thumb hole. Easy!! I have a feeling I will be making more of these as gifts in the future.

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