Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter Knitting

I have several knitting projects in the works. There's nothing like snuggling under a quilt with a warm mug of tea, a knitting project, and a romantic comedy. It's what you'll find me doing most weekend nights... I'm such a party girl. :-)

My best friend is expecting her first baby and requested a baby blanket in green - because they have enough willpower to not find out what they're having! I chose Debbie Bliss's Cabled Baby Blanket from her Simply Baby book, one of my favorites.

The yarn is decadent - Rowan Pure Wool, an aran weight. Incredibly soft and squishy, the 100% wool marking on the label is hardly believable. Using size 9 circular needles is making this project go relatively quickly - I'm almost 1/4 of the way there.

Also on the needles are a pair of socks out of novelty yarn received as a Christmas gift. The yarn is called Flat Feet by Conjoined Creations. The gist is you unravel the scarf to knit socks. The crinkly yarn makes an interesting texture on the knit sock. Using size 3 4" sock needles, this project is moving a little slower than I'd like. But, hey, what's the rush?

In sewing news, I am catching up on the Designer Mystery Block of the Month from the Fat Quarter Shop, sewing up the November block. Yes, three months behind. Sigh.

I'm determined to finish the December and January blocks before the February one arrives in the next week or so. Wish me luck!


  1. Love your cable baby blanket! You should sell some on etsy.

  2. Thank you, Kate. That's so sweet of you. But, at this rate, I would post one on Etsy every other year. It's taking FOR-EV-ER! :-)