Thursday, December 20, 2012

My one knitted holiday gift is in the books! Go me!

I wish I had the determination (and skill to knit faster!) to make more knitted goodies to give a gifts this time of year but, I just dont have it in me. Maybe next year? Hmm, we'll see... 

But, I am in adore with my daughter's teacher so, it was easy to knit something up for her for a gift. 

This was an on the fly, fast knit. I improvised the pattern using one hank of chunky Malabrigo in the colorway "stonechat". 

Cast on 36 and K1 P1 for the entire length, knit flat. Sounds boring, I know, but I wanted something that didnt require much brain power. I seamed it up after a soak, stretch, and dry and voila!, fini!

I hope all your holiday knitting is ready to cast off and weave in the ends by this time! I have been itching to cast something else on since I finished this up today... I have some fabulous pink yarn that was gifted to me about a year ago that is just begging to be a cute hat for my daughter. 

I'll keep you posted! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday

My current work-in-progress is made of Malabrigo chunky in "stonechat". I was going to knit it up in seed stitch but got lazy - k1 p1 instead for the entire hank and seaming to make it a "necklace-like" cowl for my daughter's teacher. It's turning out to be very squooshy!

I think she'll like it! Since the weather has gotten so much more cold, I've noticed she has two grey scarves she switches between. This should be a nice, more colorful change, without being overly bright.