Saturday, January 31, 2009

Just Enough Ruffles

Here's another Malabrigo worsted project, a Just Enough Ruffles scarf.

This takes under two skeins of Malabrigo and results in a luxurious, warm scarf.

You do have to be prepared to knit across 600 stitches in stockinette and then bind off in purl, but it goes very quickly and it's completely worth every stitch.

Turquoise Fetching

You may think, dear reader, that I haven't been knitting anything at all since I haven't posted in two weeks. But you'd be wrong, my friend. I've been knitting like wildfire, and doing about a million other things (like this, for example - the first and last time you're likely to see me in a suit).

Here you see a pair of Fetching (Fetchings?) in some wonderfully soft turquoise Malabrigo worsted. This is actually the second time I've knit this pattern, but the first time was probably two years ago and I gave them away without taking a photo!

I did make some mods to the pattern. I knit an extra repeat of the cable both at the cuff and at the fingertips; I added a couple of rows before starting the thumb, after the thumb, and on the thumb (details on Ravelry) and I bound off in purl to give a little gartery goodness on the edges. I love them!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Quiet Hat

This is just a simple hat made from the leftover Malabrigo I used for the Target Wave mittens. The color is Frost Gray, and the merino wool feels like cashmere. Quiet and soft.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Twilight Mittens

Happy New Year! I'm just checking in quickly with a pair of mittens inspired by the movie Twilight. Fiona's a big fan of the books and I think she's seen the it three times now? I'm not sure, but I got dragged out of my cozy house one evening for one of the viewings, which is a testament to her persistence.

Did you see the mittens in the preview above? I will say, if you're a knitter, Twilight is worth seeing for the mittens and scarves, and of course if you liked the books you'll have to see the movie, right?

I read the books while I was down with the flu over the holidays - they have a strangely compelling hold once you start them. The writing isn't that great and I wanted to smack Bella through 90% of the 1600 pages I waded through, but there you go - I read them just the same. Those books are literary crack.

There are a couple of patterns for Bella's mittens out there; you can find the pattern I used for these here. The yarn is Cascade Eco-Wool - very soft.