Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Some Knitting

I had better plans of getting all the things I knitted for Christmas photographed, but oops I missed quite a few.  Okay a lot. But I hope I'll be able to back track and get them photographed at some point.  Here are a few things I've been working on.

I am binding off my Ice Skating Cape. The pattern is by Cosette Cornelius-Bates and it is in the book "My Grandmother's Knitting".  This cape was originally made by a knitter for her daughter at last minute so she could have something to wear to an ice skating party in the 1960s. How fun is that. I would love to go to an ice skating party.   I think this will be so much fun to wear in the fall with my boots all the way up to Easter.  I am using Juniper Moon Sabine yarn. It is a mixture of llama, merino and cotton. I really love the color and the feel of it.  I was so upset when I first starting knitting it because the yarn was tied together about every 10 yards. I hate when yarn it tied!!!! It would have taken forever for me to spit slice all the joins... sigh. But the next skein was much better.

I made the hat below as a custom order for a customer at the farm. It is a reversible hat. I don't make too many of them for sale at the farm, but I really do enjoy knitting them. The customer was very happy with the fit and the hat so that made me very happy.  I used a combination of different alpaca yarns. They were all natural undyed.



I really enjoyed making this Norby hat. I have had it in my Ravelry favorites for a while and I was really glad to get it on my needles. I used yarn from my parents alpaca Mychrona.  Her yarn was spun into a fingerling weight and it was perfect for this project. I gave this hat to my sister for Christmas.



I saw the pattern for this Jasmin head wrap in a book and I thought it would be perfect for my sister.  I had some pretty Juniper Moon Sabine yarn (llama, merino and cotton blend) and thought it would be perfect.  I really really really enjoyed making this head wrap it is a fun pattern, but next time I'll modify it to a scarf instead of a head wrap.


I made another reversible hat in a child size. I used all alpaca yarn for this hat. It is 100% baby alpaca undyed.

I have so many more fun knits now I just have to track them down :)

Oh and I also sewed up a bunch of little toy alpacas and used yarn from my parents alpacas for their hair and tails.


Happy New Year to all the yarn alongers!!!!!

5 comments:

Debbie said...

So pretty andee, such special pieces and gifts!

Deanna said...

Love all your knitting projects. What a talent you have!!

Angela said...

Great hats! Love that Norby pattern . And adorable giraffes, too!

Brian King said...

Very nice work!

karen said...

Happy new year! Love your cape and the hats!! I was never a hat wearer but now in my "old" age I don't mind the warmth at all :)