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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Keeping it warm

Kathleen's Cushy Cowl is a free pattern on Ravelry that was designed by our friend, Karin of Periwinkle Sheep. It's an easy pattern but it takes a good two or three inches of knitting before you can see the diamond pattern forming. And it can be made using any weight yarn with the appropriate needle size. 
 Kathleen's little handmade bows added a sweet touch to her finished slippers. She used a bulky weight yarn so they knitted up in a flash.
 She also made a lovely cowl and matching hat with some Periwinkle Sheep yarn. The cowl was a scarf pattern that Kathleen used the kitchener stitch to graft the ends together for an infinity scarf.
 Elaine added another pair of slippers to the inventory. These are the ones I showed you in progress last week. She was all set to knit a sweater when she realized she brought the wrong pattern with her. So she had a relaxing afternoon looking through my knitting books for inspiration for her next project.
Back to Kathleen's projects, she has a keyhole scarf in progress too. The straight garter stitch portion will be knitted to 17 inch length and then a tapered end which will fit through the narrow section.
 Barbara finished her Mistake Stitch cowl using two strands of worsted weight yarn to sub for a bulky weight yarn.
And she finished up her shawl and is running in the ends. It looked so good that it didn't even need blocking.
 Cinzia made a pair of mittens from a pattern and decided she didn't like the thumb placement so...
 She redesigned the pattern so that the thumb would sit slightly off to the side so there is a definite right and left mitten.
 My crazy Liberty Wool cowl is growing steadily. I change yarns every 4 rows using a slow changing color yarn. When I'm happy with the length I'll graft the ends together.
 Beth is cranking out another pair of Basic Cabled Mittens with that pretty purple yarn. 
 And Maureen's cowl has grown a bit since last week.
 Carole finished the ribbed border and worked in the ends on her cowl.
We'll be wrapping up this project soon and then it will be time to knit baby clothes. We are all looking forward to making some cute baby items for a change. It's good to switch up once in a while because you know my motto... if it's not fun, don't do it!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Warm stuff. Cozy stuff. Loving stuff, and fortunate the people who'll get to wear it.