Last Wednesday night I went to Knitting class determined to start a pair of mittens (Gauntlet Mittens from the book Speed Knitting) knit in the round, knitting in the round and double pointed needles scare the heck out of me though. But with the help of my teacher I got going and it wasn't so bad. I tried to make the thumb on my mitten, it turned out horribly (3 times!) so I decided to get the second mitten all the way done except for the thumb and hope to get some help in class with it tonight.
Lion Brand Yarn Tweed Stripes Orchid
With the confidence those mittens gave me (even though they aren't a success just yet) I decided to tackle a simple knit hat pattern I had gotten and started in my Knitting 101 class last winter. It was a breeze minus trying to work with the last few stitches at the top and I'm really happy with how I turned out, I couldn't believe I did it without really any help!
Cascade Lana Grande 6039
Last Friday me and Tami took a peek at Smiley's Yarn and decided we must have some. I woke up on Saturday determined to use up some of my yarn to make room for what was the come and I decided to make these fingerless mittens, based on Attic24's pattern. Well it didn't use up that much yarn (duh!) but they were still fun to make! I ended up using 3 of the Comfort DK colors I decided not to use for the African Flower Hexagon Motifs. I got my sister to model them for me!
Berroco Comfort DK
Thanks to everyone for the input on the yarn used for the Isar Scarf, I decided to rip it out and try my second choice of yarn, it worked up a lot faster and I ended up finishing it earlier this week. I've given it to my mom and sister who really liked the colors so I think I'll be making myself another one with different yarn sometime in the future.
Premier Deborah Norville Serenity Garden Yarn Sea (2 + a little skeins)
Last week I pulled out this scarf I had started knitting for my sister like last March, I decided it was time for it to be finished. And so I took care of that! It was just a simple garter stitch scarf that was made a little more interesting by the texture of the yarn.
Lion Brand Yarn Homespun Apple Green
After looking at patterns for several days trying to figure out what I could tackle next in Knitting class I decided to just go with this pattern I had been holding onto, at first I thought it was going to be too hard, but I think I can do it! Check out the From Norway With Love Winter Accessories pattern here, I'm starting with the hat but got enough yarn to do the entire set! It was a lot of fun heading over to my LYS and getting a little help choosing my yarn and having 3 different people give their opinion on colors and having a nice chat while they made my hanks into cakes!
I started the pattern last night and hope to get up to the color change on my own before class today, if I'm feeling brave I might just start myself and see what happens!
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
Since I'm progressing on my Knitting I thought it might be fun to check out some Knitting magazines, here are two current ones that looked fun, if you reading Knitting magazines what are your favorites?
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