Monday, November 17, 2008

A Whole Lotta Knitting...

I had a 4 day weekend (mostly due to my whirlwind week with a concert, football game, hockey game and racing banquet) and boy was there a whole lotta knitting going on! I even have some almost FO's!

I knit my second Mini Felted Bag and can't decide if I'll keep #2 for me or give it as a gift (it was intended for a gift, but I'm really loving the colorway and had wanted to make one for myself, so we'll see).

SWStote_unFelted

Yarn is Patons SWS in the Natural Violet colorway. It just needs to be felted this week. As soon as it came off the needles, I cast on #3 using Patons Classic Wool Merino in the Rosewood colorway. Its about 90% done, but I forgot to photo it yesterday. I really love this pattern - its an excellent instant gratification knit. I'll be making more for sure...

Chan may be pleased to hear that I finally finished off my 2nd Booga Bag! This thing has been on my needles since January, intended to be for me... and cast aside over & over again, then eventually wound up buried in a pile of UFO's...

Booga2_unFelted

I was in a finish-it-up mode yesterday and finally decided to dig her out and do just that (she just needs to be felted). Yarn is Noro Kureyon in #178 colorway. This will most likely now become a Christmas gift for someone...

Back to the instant gratification theme, I cast on for a basic scarf with the Be Sweet Magic Ball that I had won in a friend's blog contest a bit over a year ago.

BeSweet_scarf

I cast on 140 stitches, size 13 needles and knit until I ran out of yarn (quite literally... I had about an inch and a half left after binding off). Knitting in this method gave it a neat curved shape, which is actually pretty cool. I'm not sure I know anyone on my list who would love these colors however, so this scarf will probably end up at the A Knitter's Garden holiday fair on December 6 & 7. The colors do seem quite fitting for a houndy, little red head...

BeSweet_scarf_Sophie BeSweet_scarf_SophieB

I also cast on for one of the Polar Knit Elf Hats in the child's size for a special little girl.

PolarKnit_elfhat

I'm not too far along just yet, but it should be a quick knit. My only complaint with the yarn so far is the amount of shedding! Boy does it make a mess.

So I'll be doing some felting this week... and more knitting, of course! The Christmas countdown has begun...

Yesterday was my lazy day at home... knitting and watching the final Nextel Cup race of the year. I'll finish catching up with blogging and pics later this week... until then...

Congratulations to Johnny Benson, Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson on their championships... it was great to see all 3 series come down to the last race this year!!!

5 comments:

Channon said...

Chan is happy to see that Booga. Now do some feltin', woman! (And I love the SWS violet colorway. Gotta' go shopping, methinks...)

Glad you were productive this weekend. One of us wasn't! ;)

Turtle said...

love the knit porn! Too weird on the polar yarn. I used the blue and orange and had no shedding??!! strange huh?

Bubblesknits said...

I love the colors in that first bag! I got most of my Christmas shopping done this weekend. Does that count?

Dianne said...

Sophie makes a lovely model!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Iam lovin your projects:)Hugs Darcy

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