As the title states, there has actually been (quite a bit of) knitting at Chez Mistry. The only problem is the lack of blogging, which I’m going to try and remedy now. Most of the knitting these last few months has been small things that I can pick use to keep my hands busy. Things that are finished in days or a couple weeks at the most.
I think I’ll split the FO’s across a few posts so that it doesn’t get too confusing and overloaded with pictures.
First up we have a my lovely, cosy hat:
Yarn: My first ever handspun, Orange Merino & some handpun purple Polwarth, spun by Diane.
Pattern: Brioche Hat by Wendy Easton
from Weekend Knitting
Needles: 5mm for rim and 4mm for main hat body
Notes/Modifications: No major changes to the pattern, just not knit to the length specified. I have a small head! Also, this was the first time I’ve used the tubular cast on and bind off and I think it’s absolutely perfect for socks! All my socks are going to use either of these methods. Actually, anything that has a 1×1 rib is going to use these methods. Love them. What I need now is some ear-muffs. I still find that no matter how warm the hat, my ears are still cold. Maybe a head band of some sort might work… hmm…
Next we have a couple of scarves knit for a friend.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Pure Silk, dyed by me in Red tones x 2
Pattern: Morning Surf by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Needles: 4.5mm Knit Picks Options
Notes/Modifications: Cast on less sts and I used garter stitch between the pattern rows. I couldn’t be bothered with the whole knit a purl row between, because I’m lazy. This made for great TV knitting.
Yarn: Recycled Sari Silk
Pattern: Plain Garter Stitch
Needles: 5.5mm Knit Picks Options
I made a scarf for a friend a while ago and just recently she requested another one exactly the same, but shorter in length. She wears the current one all the time, but she wanted one for work. I made her this one and the one above so that she had something for work and something for the evening if she wants.. She loves them both! It’s a lovely way to start the holiday season.
I think that’s it for today, but there’s plenty more to blog about, so I’ll be back in the next couple of days with more knitting. 🙂 Hope you’re all enjoying your weekends, me dears.