Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Olympic Hat

I whipped up a red hat to match my red olympic mitts.

That's it, no more red!! Canada and Norway tonight for hockey! Go Canada Go!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I think it's safe to post this today. I finished a pair of cottage socks for both my mom and her husband. The pattern is a freebie on Lion Brand's website. I did use a smaller needles size for mom's. I had made a pair for myself using the needles the pattern called for but they are a bit loose. I really like how mom's turned out.
I did the "New Cottage Socks" pattern for Dennis. I just felt they were a little more masculine.
I put a little puffy paint on the bottom of mom's

And Dennis'

The colour is Cranberry. It's a beautiful shade of red. Happy Valentine's day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Knitting for and During the Olympics!

I'm allergic to the fleece lining the official Canadian Olympic mittens so I knit myself some I could wear. They are deadly cute. I'm hoping I'll have enough to knit a matching hat. The yarn is Lion's Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick and the pattern is Wool-Ease Mittens that's linked on Ravelry.
During the Olympics I'll be working on the Reversible Cable and Eyelet Scarf from Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders which I got for Christmas. I love these one skein books because I so often see a beautiful skein of yarn and buy it but then it's often a challenge to find a pattern to really show it off. I know have 4 one skein books!

Granny Tan gave me 3 balls of this Cashmerino Aran. It's so beautiful and this pattern is really highlighting its beauty. And it matches other accessories I have, a neck gaiter, a hat, fingerless mitts, and 2 headbands so I'm all set to mix and match! The colour of this is so pretty and it's not fuzzy so I'll be able to wear it into the spring!

For those of you on Ravelry, I updated and added a bunch of projects on there.

Let the Games begin!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cottage Socks

I just finished these and they rock!!!

It's Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. The pattern is a freebie on their site. I'm making more of these for all the peeps in my life. I slip mine on, curl up with a hot chocolate and feel very cozy.