Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Whole Lotta Knittin' Goin' On

These days my WIPs are woolly -- or, at least, yarny.

First, a pair of neck warmers for my neighbours, J & E.  J's my handyman, after a fashion.  Considering how hard he worked on my frozen kitchen pipes earlier this month...well, they're both good to me, is all.  So J's warmer is blue; his wife, E's, warmer is crimson.  Pattern: Herringbone Neck Warmer designed  by Breean Elyse Miller -- a free Ravelry download.  Yarn: Sirdar Big Softie, a nearly equal blend of wool (51%) and acrylic (49%), very loosely spun -- rather like pencil roving, actually.  Except that I find working with 15 mm. needles rather awkward, these have been fun to knit.  I really like the stitch pattern!  Each will be finished with buttons I bought at The Shop.

Herringbone Neck Warmer
for neighbour 

Next, a hat for my son's girlfriend, C.  I've finished the body, and am working on the ribbed cuff now.

Swirly Slouch Hat for
son's girlfriend
Pattern: Swirly Slouch Hat designed by my boss, Lori, and available for purchase at The Shop or on Ravelry.  Yarn: Marble DK (100% acrylic) from James C. Brett in colour-way MT 20.

Third, I'm almost half-finished a simple scarf in a glitzy cotton blend studded with sequins.  It's purely decorative, for a friend who loves both turquoise and sparkle:

Filatura Di Crosa 'Cristallo' in Colour #9 - Turquoise

Alas, no other photo of it at present.  Maybe later.

And on the fabric front, I finished this annual Christmas tradition for my son:

Annual Christmas Boxer Shorts

Fabric: "Comma News" from Moda -- rather fitting for a Digital Media student, don't you think?

Linking this post up with WIP Wednesday over at The Needle and Thread Network...see you there!


Judy Warner said...

Glad to see you are keeping busy, Margaret!

elle said...

Great shorts! You are surely making progress. :)

Dolores said...

Love the colours of the neck warmers. I think it's a wonderful tradition to make your son some boxers. My eldest son's birthday is Jan. 2nd and he gets a new Tolkein calendar every year. I almost forgot it this year.