Monday, December 5, 2005

Plus One

The Holiday Knitting tally is now 10 of don't ask!

For afflicted friends, I'm thinking pink. Here's a scarf for the Cause in Gedifra Carioca, a plain chemo cap in Berroco Chinchilla, and Jenna Wilson's Shedir in Queensland Collection Llama Seta.

Scarf for the Cause   Chemo cap and Shedir

Then there's the inevitable glittery scarf in Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair and Trellis...

Moonlight scarf   Gift bag and Wine Cozy x2

... and containers for the thing contained: a gift bag inspired by the Purl book, Last-Minute Knitted Gifts in Lion Brand Microspun and two of Wine Cozy by Jennifer Carter in Red Heart. I don't ordinarily like swirly pooling, but it somehow seems appropriate here.

DH somewhat grumpily (and entirely accurately) observed that there's been a lot of knitting activity, but no knit goods coming his way AND we have the thermostat at 62 F (16.7 C). Hm... well, there's that nice, soft, gray-with-white-and-blue-flecks Rowan Felted Tweed in colorway 132 Charcoal sitting in stash. [Fondly resigned sigh] Make that tally 10 of don't ask plus one.

6 comments:

ArcticFox said...

Hi there, hope you don't mind me stopping by...

I am in awe of your handicraft skills!!

I shall promptly be passing your details on to my mum.... she's a knit-a-holic!! She knits samples for Rowan in her spare time!!

FoX

Isela said...

Beautiful knits all of them. I love the hats, the scarves, very pretty everything.

Erica said...

Everything is so beautiful! The wine bags are especially cool -- the swirling is a nice touch. I'm a little jealous that DH wants you to knit for him. I've offered, and my husband says things like, "It's not that I don't like your knitting, I just don't want anything knitted."

Brianne said...

The gift bag looks great! Glad to see one in "person". I just cast on for one last night. My sister is coming into town for an early Christmas and we're having to do small but great gifts that won't require an extra suitcase for the flight home. I thought it was perfect because I'll put a wonderful candle inside and it'll be a gift within a gift!

Ina said...

Erica, my DH wants handknits because I made them - for him, they quantify affection. He actually prefers to wear store bought. [Fondly resigned sigh]

K. said...

Hi thanks for the comment on my post about the blue cabled scarf. The yarn is actually Arucania Nature wool. I'll admit that I thought it would knit up scratchy but it's really soft! Here's their website so you can check it out: www.arucaniayarns.com. Cool blog btw! :)