Edited: I’m a bit apprehensive about the mug cozies – should they be 6 items or 1 set of six? I’m playing it safe and counting them as one…
The finished knits are flying off the needles here – I swear, give me a contest, and I’ll rise to the occasion. (My spinning wheel has been shooting me dirty looks; I need to pay her some serious attention soon. Good think Margene has declared January NaSpiMoMo. I don’t usually go for the Na—Mo things, but this one I need.)
Anyway, here are my knit-gift numbers
17, 18, and 19 (assuming, of course, that the mug cozies count as 11-16, which I say they do…) 12, 13, and 14.
(Please forgive the reluctant model; she is camera shy, and was thrilled when I told her I was photographing the hat, not her, and that she didn’t even have to look at the lens. See, doesn’t she look thrilled?)
This next one was a surprise project to me. I started it late last night on a whim, and it turned out to be downright addictive. I do think that stranded knitting in worsted-weight yarns is much easier than in fingering weight!
Size 5 (3.75mm) needles
The yarns I used for this project are a bit of this and that. The white is Cascade 220 wool, and the patterning is done in a mix of my own handspun (my first attempt at Navajo plying, it’s the blue/green/red) and some teeny balls of Plymouth Boku left over from the Squirrel Girls’ neck warmers. I used judicial spit-splicing to make the colors flow.
Not necessarily last, and certainly not least…
This pattern called for a worsted weight yarn, and a bit more yardage than I had. I made it work anyway; with the larger gauge, I did fewer repeats (ended with only 60 st. where I was supposed to increase to 70) and I didn’t do the knitted ties for the corners.
You can expect one last post late tonight – hope you all are anticipating a wonderful start to the New Year!