I’m a little behind with the knitting news, so you might need a nice cuppa nearby to make it through this post.
I already showed you the little pumpkin hat I (mostly) knit from Comfort Dk on the way out to PA, so I’ll pick up with the other two pumpkin hats. Both of these were made from Cascade 220 Heathers color # 9444 and a nice heathered green. I don’t have the ball band anymore as it’s leftovers from my first-ever felted purse, which was knit pre-blog.
The first one I cast on 80 stitches, size 8 Addis and just knit until the leaf part. It’s my favorite of the three.
The second hat I cast on 88 stitches (still size 8 Addis) and did a K7, P1 per Trina’s suggestion. Each purl channel ran right into the point of a leaf.
At this time, I expect all three hats to go to one family. One for the soon-coming baby, and one each for big brother and biggest sister. (both under 6) Don’t they make a cute family?
Besides the Pumpkin hats, I also finished a pair of fingerless mittens while on my travels. I used the Wristlets pattern by Kathy North. The pair of ’em used less than one ball of Lily Chin Park Avenue, a merino/alpaca mix. I like how easy her gusset thumb is to make; looks great, too.
The project I was working on when I left for the East was a Crofter’s Cowl, knit with the remainder of my MMalabrigo worsted in Amazones. As usual, I could not leave well enough alone, so if you look in my Ravelry projects, you will see this listed as a mostly Crofter’s Cowl. I improvised a ruffled bottom and did fewer total repeats than the pattern called for. I had neither the yarn nor the patience to knit two parts and graft them together!
Sorry I don’t have a better photograph. Every time I was with someone who could model the cowl, I didn’t have my camera!
Last in the FO line-up…..drum roll please….is the Star Doily Blanket version Deux. Cascade 220 in a beautiful teal (sorry no number at this moment) on size 9 Addi Lace 40 inch cable needle. Finished: late Sunday night, blocked yesterday. Sigh,still need weaving in done.
Color is bad in the finished pics, so to remind you pretty it really is….
And, I’m happy to say, no puckering at all in the center this time!
And, if you’ve made it this far, you shall be rewarded! Today is Grace’s birthday, and she is having a contest. So please, pop on over and wish her a happy one, and join the fun.