Sunday, December 27, 2009

Need a beanie?

Apparently Kevin's friends do. Every time I finish one, another friend asks for one. Kevin's pretty proud of the fact that they all want knitted beanies by his mommy. :-)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Marlene's Mitts

Marlene asked for a pair of mitts to match her scarf and she wanted the same pattern that I made Kathy. I cut the pattern down by 1/3 because Marlene has very small hands. She says they fit perfectly. YAY!!!

Surprise for Kathy

I had this beautiful yarn made from 100% baby alpaca but I wasn't sure what to do with it. I then realized that it was the absolute perfect color for a gift for Kathy. I love the way they came out. Merry Christmas Kathy!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Mom, Disneyland ate my hat"

Kevin put his hat in the front ride-pouch while riding Indiana Jones and forgot to get it out when the ride was over. He loved that hat and asked for a replacement.

His friend Laura liked Breezy's yellow hat so much that she asked for it's fraternal twin in black.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas for Janet

I finished these over Labor Day weekend but I think that Janet reads my blog so I couldn't post until I knew she'd opened them. She LOVED this pattern and I nonchalantly asked her what colors she'd do them in if she knitted them. I also knew she'd not have time between then and Christmas so they're a gift from me. Months later I decided she might want a matching hat so here's the set.

She lives in Tennessee so I also sent this neck warmer as part of her Christmas gift. It came out a bit longer than I wanted after it was blocked but I'm hoping that just keeps her warmer during the winter.

She opened it all this morning and says she may not take the mitts off for weeks. Now THAT'S knitting appreciation. :-)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Breezy's Yellow Hat

Kevin's friend Breezy requested a yellow lacy hat. I rarely knit with yellow but there's something happy about knitting with that color.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Crystal's Kitty Ear Hat

Kevin’s friend Crystal wanted the same hat as Kevin but instead of the top tassel she wanted kitty ears. I improvised the ears and think it came out pretty decent.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Scarf for me

I've probably knit easily one hundred of scarves. Out of all those scarves I have never knit one for myself but our weather doesn't tend to lend itself much to scarves.

After I knit Marlene's red one I fell in love with the color and decided that I needed one in red also. I had to decide on what kind of yarn but there was no hesitation in my yarn choice, Malabrigo in Ravelry Red. The color in the finished photo is not correct but the picture of it on my table is very close to the color. What a pleasure to have around my neck. I might even make myself another scarf someday.