Emily’s soccer trainer asked for a scarf.
In our club colors.
He said he is allergic to wool, so I had to hunt for a suitable non-animal-fiber yarn. I asked Amy Singer (of Knitty.com) via Twitter if she had any recommendations, since I know she’s the non-wool-yarn guru!
She suggested Berroco Comfort. It’s 50% superfine Nylon, and 50% superfine Acrylic. It’s very soft & squishy, and even with the weight of the scarf, seems like it won’t stretch too much.
I used the basics of the Hogwarts Scarf pattern.
And then knit & knit & knit. A lot of stockinette later:
I was happy it was finished! Scarves take forever.
I’ll be seeing my scarf out on the fields a lot this Spring!
Sick of these yet?
One in our soccer club colors.
Necessary for those early Spring tournaments!
My annual Knitting Retreat was this past weekend.
I started and finished 3 projects, along with working on a scarf-in-progress.
Just before the retreat, I finished yet another Bengals-themed Beer Mitt.
During the retreat, I started and finished 3 more.
Black & White:
I think this must be for an Ohio State fan:
And one for my Green Bay Packers fan coworker:
I’m getting a little burned out on these. Since football season is winding down, I think I may be just about done until next year!
Proof I’ve started the second sock!
I wanted to do something special with the edging on the baby blanket. Since the main pattern is very basic, I thought it needed a little something to finish it off.
My instincts said to make a ruffled edge.
So once I was on the last ball of yarn, and finished a section, I switched over to the darker color. I increased into every stitch, doubling the stitch count.
[And then I cursed myself for the next 3 rows for taking what was already a ton of stitches and doubling them!]
On the next to last row, I increased 1 of ever 4 stitches again, then bound off.
It made a pretty cute little ruffle.
Pattern: Fuss Free Baby Blanket by Louise Tilbrook
Yarn: Rowan Handknit DK Cotton
Needles: US 7, Knit Picks Harmony and Denise Interchangeables
Started: November 25, 2013
Finished: December 30, 2013
These things are popular.
Got the stadium in the background!
This is the Men’s size. It’s a little tall for cans, but will be fine for bottles. I may adjust the pattern next time so it’s not quite so tall.
Yay, NaBloPoMo is over. I think this will be my last one.
Spending my birthday watching my kids play soccer, decorating, and a little knitting.
4 of my 6 strands of tree lights didn’t light this year. So we had to venture out on Black Friday to buy more.
Got 8 strands just in case!
Let there be light.
Tomorrow we swap out the decorations for Christmas.
Turkeys done. Pork loin done. Cranberry-apple relish done. Bread for stuffing cubed, and onions & celery chopped. House is clean. Cat and kids are clean. Just furniture arranging, table setting, green bean making, and stuffing making for tomorrow.