Saturday, November 14, 2009

Potpourri

Chris is away all weekend for work, which means I have tons of time to knit. This morning, I started this:

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(Potpourri mittens, from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2008. Yarn is Knitpicks Palette in Masala, Cream and Sky.)

I took that picture this afternoon. I have about twice as much done now. It's funny how quickly this is going considering how long it took me to knit a Christmas stocking with bulky yarn.

I'm loving the mittens, though I believe I should have chosen a lighter orange. Oh well. That's what happens when you order online. I will need to get a colour card next time I order from Knitpicks, because I plan on knitting more mittens this winter. Especially since I bought this last month (I think I forgot to mention it before):

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It's a lovely, lovely book and I want to knit thousands of mittens now.

I also have a FO to share:

Flora Hat (November)

Pattern: Flora, by Margaux Pena
Yarn: Susan Andrew Collection Warani (green + cream)
Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Modifications: I almost ran out of yarn at the end (I was using leftovers from my Fake Fake Isle hat.) So I skipped a couple of plain knit rows between the crown decrease rows.

The hat will go to my aunt, who is almost done with her treatments for breast cancer. I made her a Parrotfish hat a few months ago, but I wanted to give her something warmer for winter.

BTW, Robyn is going to be knitting all night long to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. I think it's a wonferful thing and I wanted to publicly thank her. I can't wait to read about it on your blog Robyn!

3 comments:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great projects Caroline!!

Thank you for the shout out! Our knit-a-thon went extremely well and I will blogging about it shortly!

Tara said...

Yay! Colorwork mittens! I can't wait to get mine started (no word on our KP order, I'm afrain).

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I am featuring this on my site next Monday! Come see yourself in the spotlight!
-Steph