Friday, February 27, 2009

Some knitting updates

pink baby blanket
Originally uploaded by mabhatter
This blanket was my longest running UFO, started in the fall of 2003 for a baby who is now in kindergarten. I finally finished it in January and sent it off to her cousin. It wasn't a difficult knit but I started it right after I began knitting and soon realized that I was over my head. With time and practice (and at least 15 start-overs!) it got a lot easier but also became a bit tedious. Needless to say, I won't be making another one anytime soon.

I also made a warm hat for my hubby who needed one for snowblowing and our new snowshoeing hobby. It had to cover his ears and be very soft. Some wonderful Berocco Peruvian wool fit the bill and he loves his hat.

I bought some Tencel yarn at the Common Ground Fair last fall and used it to make a scarf for an exchange this winter. It was slippery stuff and I had to experiment with different needle sizes to get the gauge I wanted but I was ultimately pleased with the result. I've got a few other projects currently underway: some socks, a star-shaped baby afghan and my Einstein coat. And the queue for future projects is very long. I've got enough projects to carry me well into the next decade. It's a good thing my stash is up to the task!

1 comment:

donni said...

Congrats on finishing the kindergarten blanket! :)

I saw the hat on Flickr and loved it!