Dec 08 2009

November Wrap-up

Published by at 9:08 pm under monthly wrap-up

November’s a strange month for blogging about knitting: Lots of knitting happens that has to stay secret, at least for a few more weeks. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t have things to share:

First off, the HOLLY & IVY SCARF & WRAP:
Holly & Ivy Scarf
which I’m so happy with. I’ve been wearing the scarf everywhere, and the wrap I have tucked away ready to wear to a wedding at the end of December. Now I just have to figure out what else I’m wearing with it! Project write-up here, and available on Rav or my Patterns page.

Jaywalker Socks
My love of Lorna’s Laces grows stronger with every pair I make. No stash is safe. Project write-up here.

And new to these pages, my ATACAMA MITTS:
Dragon Scale Gauntlets
Pattern: Dragon Scale Gauntlets, by Annemarie Pearson
Yarn: Araucania Atacama, colorway 503
Needles: US5/3.75 mm
Notes: These are to match a cowl I finished all the way back in July. I knit the first one, put them down, picked them back up after Thanksgiving and decided I didn’t like how long it was. So back it went, and I knit them much shorter. Modifications: I only knit two repeats, and then compressed all the decreases into the next repeat, and then went directly into the thumb. It’s a great quick pattern, easily adjusted for fit, and goes extremely well with the cowl. I am thinking about doing a headband to match and make a full set, as I still have a pretty decent chunk of yarn left.

And now we’re on to December. I’ve started my last of the year’s socks, and the Christmas presents are proceeding very well. I’m hoping to end the year on a high note!

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