Sunday, March 26, 2006

#49 - Booga Bag

Made for: Katie, because she hooked me up with a free computer when my motherboard died after I'd spent $150 on a new hard drive just two weeks proir. Love the hook up.

Pattern: Booga Bag

Yarn: Noro Kureyon, color #52

Purchased at: Abbott Yarn Shoppe, Beverly, Mass

Notes: Fun. Easy. Quick. Lovely!

Date: March 2006

#48 - Art Yarns Socks

Made for: ME!

Pattern: Sorta based on Wendy's Toe Up Sock Pattern, but from the ankle up is out of Mafia's mind.

Yarn: Art Yarns Supermerino, color #114

Purchased at: Loop

Notes: Fun, easy. Pooling was a super huge pain in the ass, but I coaxed it onto the sole of the foot, so I'm pretty happy with them.

Date: March 2006

#47 - Chunky Cabled Sweater

Made for: Little Man, Knitting Olympics, the Turtle Knit Along.

Pattern: Chunky Cabled Sweater from Zoe Mellor's Adorable Knits for Tots

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Merino Aran, color ___

Purchased at: A Good Yarn

Notes: Read all about the nightmare that was this pattern here. In the end though ... Little Man looks absolutely adorable in it, and I want him to wear it every day.

Date: March 2006

#46 - Two Afghan Blocks

Made for: MIT Relay Team, Knitting Olympics, Afghans for Afghans.

Pattern: I made up the cabled one, and I swiped the "Twisted Basket" stitch pattern from Traditional Knitting Patterns.

Yarn: Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool

Purchased at: A.C. Moore, $5 for 465 yards, yo.

Notes: Fun. Fun. Fun. It makes me want to try the Great American Aran Afghan. Whoah...

Date: January 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

#45 - Barker's Mittens

Made for: Barker, Wifey's BFF who lives in Minneapolis (brrr!)

Pattern: Fingerless Cabled Mittens by the very talented Alison Green Will (adaptations also by AGW)

Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft

Purchased at: Three Bags Full

Notes: I started this project in early December in the Last Minute Christmas Gifts workshop by Alison Green Will at Three Bags Full. Originally meant for Wifey, I quickly realized it was not meant to be. Wifey scofffed at the chosen color, which I picked to match her current favorite brown coat, with an eye toward her blue ski-style jacket, and most of all because Winter '04-'05 was all about PINK. Little did I realize that Pink was so-last-year. I was knitterly wounded, but I perservered, thinking that she'd eventually come around. I mean seriously ... these are merino and cashmere! However, when I reached the thumbs, I realized these little mitts where too small for her sailor hands. Once I realized these knitted beauties were not meant for Wifey, I happily changed course and poured all my love into each Barker stitch. Speaking of stitches, Alison taught me to cable without a cable needle, and I had plenty of practice on these puppies. I love that technique. Hooray for workshops!

Date: January 2006