24 February 2007

Some finished items.

Do you remember a while back, when I mentioned intarsia knitting? Well, this is the first intarsia square.
I'm knitting the Mod on Mod Afghan, from Yarn Play by Lisa Shobhana Mason. I have some other squares finished by now, but haven't taken pictures of them yet. There are five yarn colors in this afghan. I'm using 4 - Mission Falls 1824 Cotton colors, and 1 - Wool in the Woods Cotton color (which is the varigated color you see in these pictures).
I love this afghan! There are 4 square patterns. The afghan consists of these 4 squares, in 5 rows. There are 5 colors of yarn, and each square has a different color combination. The squares knit up fast - they are 39 stitches wide and about 72 (I think) rows long. The intarsia keeps the stockinette interesting. I love using the cotton yarn, too. I can't wait to see all the squares put together!

Maybe 10 years ago, I bought this bedding set. Blue comforter, green flat sheet & pillow sham, purple fitted sheet and pillow sham. I love these three colors together.

I recently won this yarn from Pippi Knee Socks. The colors she put together for me almost exactly match my bed set (which means that I love them!). It took me a while to realize this. In fact, this is how much I knit before I realized the colors matched:

This is a Moebius scarf. It's my own pattern of knitting & purling.
Last Saturday, I happened to catch the Knitty Gritty episode that featured Cat Bordhi. I loved the lace pattern she showed for a scarf. So I ripped this scarf out (frogging a Moebius is not fun!), re-wound the yarn, & Sunday, cast on for the lace scarf. As I'm writing this, I am about 8 rows shy of finishing the scarf. So I'll have the FO picture in my next post. It's so pretty - I just love it, and can't wait to wear it!
A month or so ago, I signed up to knit chemo caps for kids with cancer. The kids love the eyelash yarn. This is a picture of the first hat I finished. I mailed all of the hats today & didn't get a picture of them. :-(
I ended up finishing 5 hats, my Mom did one, & two of the Nutty Knitters each did one - for a total of 8 hats.
The hats are a quick knit. Keeping in mind that they're for kids with cancer makes them knit up even faster. :-)

A local radio station is collecting Preemie hats for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State Children's Hospital this month (February must be hat month!), so some of the Nutty Knitters & I knit some of those as well. We made 8 Preemie hats. I made 2 and two other women made the rest. I dropped them off today. They will be going here. I forgot to take pictures of these, too.
I think that's about all I have for today. It's still below freezing here. And the forecast is for more snow tomorrow. Hopefully, it'll be a little bit, and won't cause any problems with the morning commute on Monday.
MAKE it a great day!


Lucia said...

You've been quite productive! I'm making those hats too (almost finished hat #6 -- I'm going to mail them on Monday, getting them in under the wire, I hope). I love your color choices.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so happy you like the yarn, I had fear that you wouldn't... It is always tough trying to pick something out for someone else.

& Beautiful hats! I haven't started mine yet.. I'm such a terrible slacker!

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