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Friday, February 21, 2014

Cowl for a Friend

I knitted a cowl for a good friend back in October...  (I know, I know... it's now February of the new year, and my last post here was a year ago!  XD)

"Silkie" Cowl
Pattern:  "Silkie" by Gudrun Johnston - Purchased at Ravelry

Yarn: Quince and Co. Osprey in Delft 108

I started with provisional/chain cast-on to finish this snood with 3-needle bind-off. - If you don't know what I'm talking about here and really want to learn knitting, visit KnittingHelp.com :)
I'm a huge fan of the I-cord edge of this cowl (smooth, beautiful side edges!), and not having to use a cable needle to create this stitch pattern was a plus!  It was quick and the stitch pattern was not boring or too complex. :)

Oh, and I have another scarf in progress, and I won't be long before I post it here, I promise! :D

Friday, February 08, 2013

"Iced" Knit Jacket

I truly enjoyed knitting this jacket.
100% bulky wool yarn that warms you in chilly weather, simple (but very clever) construction, traditional design that never goes outdated.  - This IS knitting to me! :)

"Iced" Wool Jacket

Yarn I used:  Drops Eskimo

This one is going to my sister again. :D  I just know she will look great in it.  I heard that this winter's been very cold in Japan, and I just want her to stay warm. :)  What can I say... I love her. :D  She is always an adorable sister who looks up to me and listens to me more than she does our parents.  Even in her 40s now, I still see her as a little girl who just wanted to follow me no matter how much I shooed her, and she wanted to do everything I did. :D  I sometimes feel really guilty that I'm thousands of miles away when she needs me... maybe that's why I want to knit for her badly in winter. I hope she will wear this, take some time for herself, and go grub a good cup of coffee and relax. :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merino Knit Cardi

I finally finished up the cardi I started last year! :D

Arusha Jacket
Arusha Jacket
This is a jacket with a very comfortable ease.  If you want a snug jacket, I recommend going down on the size.  Using instruction for Small made a snug Medium, which is perfect for my younger sister!  I think it would look cute with the front open, tunic underneath it, a skirt, and boots! :)

The yarn I used is Mission Falls 1824 Wool in color Raisin.  This yarn has been discontinued, and it was a great deal for a cuddly soft superwash merino wool!  I love a good discount! :D