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Archive for December, 2009

Back in October, I decided to take part in the Through the Loops Mystery Sock knit-along. I even enticed Alexis to knit it with me. But October became a bit tricky, and it became a two month sock.

Pattern: Mystery Sock ’09
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids in Dove
Needle: Size 2 dpns

I love the pattern on the leg, and how it follows down the foot…

…all the way to the toes.

These were for my poor aunt, who is finding the suddenly wintry Texas weather a bit hard to deal with.

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Homemade Christmas 3

And the final item in the Warm Hats for Cold Heads collection. My show piece, you might say…

Sometime in November I asked my sister that if I were hypothetically to make her a Christmas present, what would she like. She answered that she might hypothetically like the Aira beret I made for myself earlier in the year, but in a rich red. So that’s what I made her and she likes it quite a bit more than hypothetically. Which is rather a shame, because I kind of wanted to keep it for myself.

Pattern: Aira
Yarn: Berroco Comfort Sock in red
Needles: Sizes 1 and 2 dpns

The only modification I made was to go down from a size 4 needle to a size 2. I wanted to make it a little less slouchy and a little more cloche-like.

Works beautifully in the Berroco Comfort Sock, which is blessedly machine washable and easy-care for my extremely busy sister.

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Homemade Christmas 2

For my brother-in-law, who apparently steals my sister’s warm knitted fuzzy things. And he’s a minister!

Pattern: Another Hurricane hat
Yarn: Malabrigo scraps (seriously, must have only been about 70 yards!)
Needles: Size 7 dpns

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Homemade Christmas 1

From the Warm Hats for Cold Heads Collection, the first of three Hurricane hats I’ve made for friends. Well, the first and second, really. One skein made two hats. And then I just couldn’t stop making them…

Pattern: Hurricane hat
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia, sort of blueish-green (no tags)
Needles: Size 7 dpns

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The furry and the woolly

Cat tested:

Soft

Cat approved:

Mein knitting, ja?

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Dig those crazy stripes!

I am celebrating the first snow of the year by breaking in a new pair of warm and woolen stripey socks. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Pattern: Generic cuff-down, short row heel, 60 stitches
Yarn: ONline Supersocke 100 Circle Color
Needles: Size 2


Really…


quite…


groovy!

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31 Days of Crafting

Poor little blog – I have neglected you.

But I have been knitting. I am knitting. And, considering all gifts this year will be homemade, I imagine I will be knitting all the way through Christmas Eve. All of that conjugates to a whole lotta knitted items, and I’m going to try very hard to photograph them and post them here. You know, now, not three months later.

Let the knitting begin…

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