Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mason-Dixon Warshcloth

Pattern: Ball Band Warshcloth from Mason-Dixon knitting

Peaches n Cream (cone of blue variegated I inherited from my mom)

Needles: US 7

Dates: March 2007

Comments: Not a bad pattern at all - I understand why so many people make these washcloths! It kept my interest without being too complicated, and was nice watching-Bunchkin knitting. The cloth tightened up nicely after it was knit. I'll admit I haven't actually used it on a dish yet, but I will, honest!

Owly Fingerless Mittens

Pattern: My own, but used Knitty's Fetching as a jumping-off point.

Rowan Wool Cotton - 1 skein

Needles: US 4

Date Completed: March 25, 2007

Comments: I made this fingerless mittens for my upstairs neighbor; she loves owls and the color orange. The yarn was leftover from a baby sweater I made for Bunchkin.

CO 56 stitches, rib pattern is k8, p2, k2, p2, doing the owl cable on the k8 portions. I used an afterthought thumb (no gusset) and the Elizabeth Zimmerman sewn bind-off.

These ended up taking a couple of weeks due to limited knitting time, but I'm very happy with how they turned out. And this yarn is really nice and soft. I can't wait to give to our neighbor!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Debbie Bliss Hooded Kaftan

Pattern: Hooded Kaftan by Debbie Bliss, size 6-12 months

Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton 4(?) skeins

Needles: US 3 and 5

Gauge: 22st/4"

Dates: ?? - March 9, 2007

Comments: I modified this pattern so most of it was knit in the round (I hate seams!). It got a little tricky when doing the final seaming, but I think it all went together correctly. I al
so decided to forgo the embroidery shown on the original.

This yarn was picked up on sale, and I loved it - very soft, not splitty, feels warm.