Monday, April 21, 2008

scarves and gauntlets

I recently got a profile on Ravelry. I LOVE it!! So, I have been uploading most of my knits and finding other people's projects I like for inspiration.

I found two scarves I really liked and knit non stop to finish both within three days. I sprained my ankle badly a week ago so there's not much else I can do. (an excellent excuse for knitting)

One of the projects I found was the purl ridge moebius scarf by Cat Bordhi
Size 8 US circulars
Araucania Atacama 100% Alpaca

I have the book Knitting With Balls which I really like and after finding projects from other people's Not So Rugged Scarf I took a second look at that pattern and really liked the idea. I guess it's the simplicity of these scarves that are pleasing and calling me to knit. I won't even get to wear them until Fall arrives. Oh well. It's never too warm to knit.

I chose Kidsilk Haze and Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply both in brown instead of the recommended yarns.
size 8 circulars
I cast on 272 sts and started knitting away making up when I switched yarns.
I will probably do this project again for a friend or two. I love knitting stockinette or garter st lengthwise.

I made these gauntlets a couple weeks ago for Christopher as well.

Noro Silk Garden
sz 8 needle

I just started knitting a rectangle because I liked the yarn and then they turned into arm warmers. I had 42 sts wide going so I continued until they went up to the elbow, then sewed them together and left a thumb opening. eeeeasy

That's all for now.


sko_G knits said...

nice projects, and cute set of photos!!

Happily Knit said...

Very nice indeed! Great blog. I found you on rav when you favorited my mom's laptop bag. Isn't ravelry fantastic?

Happy knitting!

Zach said...

Came across your site after looking up ideas on for this universal yarn I have. Cool blog. I've only heard about the moebius scarves before, but maybe they are just what I need for this random skein of yarn that's burning a hole in my stash. Nice arm warmers, they look great!