Thursday, December 27, 2007

winter knitting

hooray for completed projects - these all seemed to finish at the same time and boy does that make me smile!

first off the tams - i fell in love with knitty's three tams pattern
i made this one (version c) for me with local yukon alpaca and noro silkgarden (shade 226)

and a second one (a hybrid of version b + a) for willa - we've named it the bruise tam because the colours are all bruise-y shades Wink mmmmm mustard-y green and purple

and yes i've cast one another!

and my tomten for my friend's little boy is done- hoooray!! i actually completed knitting it in November but haven't been able to put the zipper in until now - i'm home for christmas so my mom sewed it in with her machine. i'm sooo pleased. the buttons are just a 'design element' -read: the top of the zipper was difficult to sew so it looked rather messy there so we sewed on the buttons to hide the machine stitches there ... plus i do think they are cute (knit with Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies - daffodil shade)

another gift i made was toque for Tom for Christmas - it is 100% baby alpaca and super soft and cozy

Sunday, December 16, 2007

what's on the needles

side2side detail
Originally uploaded by knit_north
here is the detail of the sweater i'm making for myself. the photo is in b+w because the details didn't show up otherwise. it is actually a lush deep navy.

what else?
- a toque for tom for christmas - done - it is soo soft annd warm
- a tam for me (yes more for me!) super cute fair-isle.