Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January Mystery Knit Revealed

FINALLY I can show what one of the mystery knits for January was. We had two for January, this adorable little beaded bag and some beautiful mittens. I opted out of the mittens but I'm so pleased with this bag. When I'm out and don't want my purse it'll be big enough for my keys, cell, and some cash.

Right now we're doing a mystery that will be complete in time for Valentine's Day and we'll start the February KAL in just a few short days. I've already finished the February one and I loved everything about it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ugly dishcloths

I've been in a Yahoo knitting group for many years with a wonderful group of women. Every now and again we have some sort of swap. We decided that we should do a Valentine themed dishcloth swap. My partner is my dear friend Karen. I don't think Karen reads my blog so I'm writing about it now even though she won't see these for another couple of weeks. The thing about Karen is that she won't use gifted dishcloths because she says they're too pretty. I want my dishcloths to be used so I made them ugly on purpose. I purled, yarn overed, and made random cables and bobbles. I think these are the funnest dishcloths I've ever made.

Please note that they are red for Valentine's Day. I believe I kept to the theme. I can't wait to hear what she says when she sees them.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mystery Knitting

My friend Heather and I started a Ravelry group. We do one or more mystery KAL's per month using 220 yards or less. It's been so much fun so far. The only problem is that I finish something and can't post anything about it until the group has the final clue. I've got January's and February's all finished yet here I sit and wait. Two more weeks and I can show January.

If you want to join the group and are a member of Ravelry, click here.

My DH never asks me to knit anything so I was very surprised when he offered a chemo cap to a friend of his whose wife just found out she had breast cancer. Apparently he's quite proud of my knitting.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Nathan sporting his new hat.

Crystal sent me a picture of Nathan wearing his hat with his dreds tucked in. Considering I made the hat up as I went along, I think it came out great.

If you look really close you can see Crystal wearing her snood in matching yarn.

Thanks for the great picture Crystal!!