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The Forever Scarf

On the last day of this really, really interesting year I have a new scarf to wear. Sometimes its hard to appreciate little things like this, but on a day like today, I do. Its warm, its green, its Malabrigo – whats not to like?! Two years in the making, my Here and There Scarf…..

Pattern: Here and There Cables by Norah Gaughan; from Scarf Style
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Verdes (thanks Katie!); 3 skeins
Needles: Addi 24″ US7 (4.5mm)
Measurements: Approximately 72″ long and 7″ wide
Started: December 29, 2006
Finished: December 25, 2008
Other Details: I remember that I cut off one cable repeat to make it a bit narrower

Wishing you all a wonderful and joyous 2009!!!

Happy Holidays

I’m so lucky to know such wonderful people through the world of knitting. Wishing you all a very happy holiday season, from my family to yours!

Bunches of Soakers

One of the cloth diaper necessities I was responsible for with little Amelia’s birth, was getting some wool soakers knit up. I jumped right in, following some of Johanna’s advice. Scott even helped out too; he knit the chocolate brown soaker and most of the variegated “Florida Sunshine” one. Impressive? Yes.

Pattern: Trim Fit Soaker Pattern by Meghann Holcomb
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed in Mint green and light blue; O-Wool Classic in Evergreen and Cornflower; Ellae Rae Classic in Punch and Aqua; Donegal Tweed in a chocolate brown tweed; and lastly, leftover Cascade 220 that I dyed up in the Florida Sunshine colorway
Needles: Addi 16″ US4 and US5, and Clover US4 DPN’s
Measurements: Various sizes (3-12 month range)
Started: November 12, 2008
Finished: December 8, 2008
Other Details: I was attracted to this pattern because it looked really comfortable on the babies – and natural. I added about a 1/2″ to an 1″ to the waist length, and knit all of these soakers on a smaller needle. I really hope Amelia likes them!

Angora Fruit Cap

Angora is just the softest, fluffiest fiber out there. I love it – but there are few places you can really utilize it without breathing it in! Little bits of it here and there is where it works out best, especially on the toes and heads of little wee ones –

Pattern: Kids Fruit Cap by Ann Norling
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8 #9, and a small ball (maybe 10 yards) of leftover 100% french angora
Needles: Addi 16″ US7 (4.5mm) circular needle and Clover US7 DPN’s
Measurements: A 6-12 month size
Started: December 1, 2008
Finished: December 3, 2008
Other Details: I replaced the contrasting color with french angora – its super yummy now!

Sweet Little Knit

It was about 8 degrees for a high yesterday here in Boulder, Colorado – and there I was, outside attempting to take some pretty baby sweater pictures before the camera decided it didn’t want to work anymore…

Pattern: Tulips Cardigan by Lindsay Pekny
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, Tulips cardigan kit
Needles: Addi 24″/32″ circular US7 (4.5mm) and US6 DPN’s
Measurements: About a 21″ chest, 6-12 month size
Started: November 22, 2008
Finished: December 2, 2008
Other Details: I knew my gauge was a bit on the tight side, so I followed the 12-18 month size, and ended up with the 6-12 month size. If you do plan on knitting any of the larger sizes, make sure you add more stripe repeats (maybe repeat the pinks) at the bottom of the cardigan, and on the sleeves. Also, I did end up slipping the edge stitches, but I wouldn’t do this again. It makes it hard to pick up enough edge stitches – which is important since the edge will be too tight!