Archive for January, 2015

Colour Experiment

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

I’ve got a friend who will soon be the father of twins. I’m knitting up a pair of fraternal sweaters using the brightly coloured yarn I have in my stash.

It’s a top down raglan cardigan with brown as the contrast colour. The stripes will start with gold on one sweater, and the other will start with blue.

As usual I’m working without a real pattern, just a general idea. Working in stripes not only keeps things interesting, it also chunks the work into manageable sections…..i can sit down and knit a stripe or two, and in a few days it is half done! I’m not sure what size they will end up, but the good thing about knitting for a baby is that babies grow.

New Year, New Mittens

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

After sewing up the Trellis sweater last night, I cast on for a pair of mittens to knit out the old year, and knit in the new.

They’re Fox and Geese, knit in grey and maroon (school colours) for a friend who is in town for the holidays. The first mitten was knit in 2014 and I cast on for the second one after the ball had dropped to ring in 2015.

It was a stormy day today, perfect to stay in and knit. It has been a relaxing start to the year.

Baby Trellis

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

All it needs is some buttons.

I’m pretty sure it needs plain wooden buttons. The sweater is Trellis, knit in worsted weight acrylic from my Michael’s shopping spree. It is the 18 month size, knit in one piece whenever possible (fronts and back together until the arm separation, and the arms in the round rather than flat)

I sewed it together during our new year’s eve party.

Here are our candles….we light a candle and make a wish on new years eve.

Best wishes for 2015!