November 26, 2012

A Few Things Finished

Although the week of Thanksgiving was a real doozy, I managed to make a bit of knitting progress.  I re-knit the neck band of the Amiga sweater, this time deciding to forego the button, and it turned out reasonably well.  I think it could stand a little more blocking on the neck band, but it will be a great go-to sweater for chilly afternoons.  I'm really not very excited about this pattern or the finished product, as I am drawn more to sweaters with nifty details, but it's done and ready to wear.  It was definitely a great first-sweater pattern for my knitting class, though.

Remember those ribbed socks that I was working on in my Surf Wagon colorway?  Well, they turned into the cutest pair of fingerless gloves!  Perfect for knitting around the house or wearing to run errands around town, these are just swell!  The pattern will be titled Urbanista and will hopefully be available by the end of this week.  Just want to add a larger size to what is already written.

And I made a great start on the Skully Hat for Honey, which I need to get finished for his mid-December birthday. I am mostly NOT following the relatively confusing instructions and have elected to re-order the chart provided with the pattern to add an extra inch since there are no ear flaps to this version.  My version will share some similarities to the original, but I think my Honey will like my custom-fit version much better.  He seems to love it so far.  Since it is knit in the round, it is a serious investment of time to just get around once, making sure that there is enough stretch despite the carry-overs between colors so it is taking a bit longer than I anticipated; but isn't that always the way it works out?

I also got the astounding news that Knit Picks has picked up a wrap pattern that I've been working on for a Fall 2013 special collection.  I can't go into details, but I am just thrilled!

And if you are in the mood for a giving the gift of yarn, even if it is a gift to yourself, stop by my Etsy shop today for free shipping on all international and domestic orders--today only.  Use coupon code FREESHIP12.

Happy knitting to all!

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