Thursday, February 26, 2009

Warm and Cozy

Magic Mitts.
Weavers Wool Mini Shawl
Pinwheel Pillow

My three latest projects. My hands were getting cold while working on the computer so I knit these fingerless mittens in one evening. Knit of Patons SWS, a wool and soy blend. I never could figure out how they could spin soy into yarn. Easy pattern called Magic Mitts.

The shawl is to keep my shoulders warm. This took a little longer to knit, but was not hard. I used four skeins of Bernat Cashmere, which by the way only has a teeny bit of cashmere and is mostly acrylic.

The Pinwheel pillow is a pattern from Knitscene magazine. I used a chunky brown acrylic from my stash. I did think about stuffing it with yarn, but I used polyester stuffing instead.
Three projects to make me more comfortable.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Red and Pink

Two cute baby sweaters, just the right colors for Valentine's Day. Both have a hood. The pink one I knit for a friend's new granddaughter in Virginia. Knit seamless from the top down in an acrylic wool blend. I hope to get it sent to her before she grows out of it.
The red one is knit seamless from the bottom up, from Amore yarn, soft and washable. The pattern from Lion Brand. Notice the wolf? It kind of reminded me of little red riding hood.