Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hats and Mittens and Mittens and Hats

Finally finished the hat and mittens sets for the boys. The hat is based on this pattern, only changes really being that I used Shetland Chunky Tweeds on 6mm needles. Cast on 54 sts, knit til it measures 10" roughly, k2tog around once, knit one row, k2 tog around once again, knit one row again, k2tog around last time, draw yarn through remaining stitches and fasten off. I did the k2tog thing every second row because I found it looked better with the chunky yarn.

FYI, new Socks That Rock colors are up! Between that and The Sweet Sheep adding new yarns and colors my head is spinning. I love this and this and this and this! Plus many more. (Had to whittle my wishlist back on The Sweet Sheep. But there's free shipping on orders over $80!) Can't wait til after Christmas when I can get to some serious sock knitting. I've also got my eye on a few patterns as well. Not just sock patterns, either. Also, Knittin' Mom has her pattern for Lobster Pot Socks up for sale now, too. Go check it out. Cabley socks - what more could you ask for?! (Gonna get me that pattern - some of the Cherry Tree Hill I have wishlisted on The Sweet Sheep would go well with them, I think.)

Been working today mostly on some stuff for the store. We got in a couple of new yarns that haven't sold yet. I thought if I made at least a scarf of each it might move it some. That way people get an idea of what it looks like knit up. We have this book, and it does have some nice patterns in it. We have this one, too, but there isn't much yardage per ball, so even a small project takes a lot. We only sold this stuff once so far. It was for someone who made a hat and scarf set for the school raffle draw at a cost of over $40. And it's just acrylic (but soft acrylic). Pictures to follow in a couple of days!

Oh, yes. Anyone interested in the Newfoundland Mittens pattern for adult size, pop on over to Maggiknits and Spins. If you ask her she will e-mail it to you. I found the pattern on-line, but it was only for child size 2-5.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Charity said...

Those are great FO's, and great looking kids! :0)

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

Those boys will have the warmest hands and heads in town - They look adorable! (I can imagine that 3 rows of K2tog would have been impossible with chunky yarn - nice job!)

9:20 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Your boys are so cute with their new hat/mittens sets! Good job!

4:56 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Thanks for all of you positive comments on the shop.
Glad you like the yarns

7:01 PM  
Blogger Tina in Wonderland said...

Your boys look so cute in their jammies and winter gear! Bet they can't wait for some snow!!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Gorgeous sets - the boys look so cute and happy with them!

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Cute hat and mitten sets! I bet they are snuggly warm too.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Your boys look so cute in their new hats & mitts. And they will be so nice and warm this winter. Let me know if any day but Wed. next week is ok for you in MB.

10:22 AM  

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