First I'll show you some ribs. Hat ribs that is :)Here is my youngest who has kindly consented to model the hat I made for my oldest, who is away at graduate school. He bought a new jacket last weekend and needed a new hat. I made this one up really easily using odds and ends of yarn and Fig and Plum's Cashmere Ribbed Hat pattern. This is not a cashmere hat, but I really love how it worked up. I love the way the crown was designed.Would you believe I used seven double pointed needles?
I can really see myself making more of these knit in the round hats.
Next up, the ripple...a knitted ripple baby afghan:
I love this pattern, Knitted Ripple by Meredith Montross, and I love the yarn I used. The Bernat Softee Baby couldn't be any softer. It is a light weight blanket, but it's still quite cozy. This is not the first one I have made. Actually it's my fourth, if you consider the one I finished that my mother had started before she passed away. I have put that one away for my first grandchild, not in any hurry by the way. I think my mother would have liked that :)
I have a few other things on the needles. A prayer shawl to carry around with me as a waiting room project that's made with a new( to me) yarn. More on that later. I'm also knitting up more squares for this years Pine Street Inn's Knit-a-thon, which is called Purls for a Purpose. Once again our church is knitting them as a group. You may remember me knitting them last year. Sure seems like yesterday.
Last, but not least I have an update about the tiny socks that I knit for my sister's birthday. She loved them :) I was happy. She asked me if I would knit some adult sized socks for her. She heard from an "old timer" (her word) who told her that socks knitted from mohair never wear out. She will send me some 100% mohair , enough for a pair of socks for her and me :) She's proceesing the fiber now and getting it ready to spin. She said it takes many soakings and washings to get all the mud out. Sounds like yucky work. I'm feeling very lucky to get to knit the socks for her and get such a lovely bonus. I'll be sure and keep you updated :)
Well, this was a wordy post. See what happens when I've been quiet for a while ;)
Happy Knitting everyone :)