Saturday, December 11, 2010

I'm On A Roll With Hats

This is our first year of having The Hallmark Channel in our home, so we've been enjoying some the Christmas fare on TV.  I like, or I need to knit while watching TV and/or movies.

For whatever reason I've been on a roll with knitting hats.  The Snowtracks Cap was a freebie from The Daily Knitter site and Red Heart yarns.  If you don't know about this site, please check it out.  I've found some real gems here.

As soon as I saw those cables, I knew that I had to knit it.  I love cables.  This pattern is easy.

The particulars:  Red Heart yarn from my stash in Winter White
Size 7 needle (right-hand); size 5 needle (left-hand) used in the Magic Loop style.

About 4 days of leisure knitting. 

Snowtracks Cap

Snowtracks Cap

Close-up of the Cables    

It fits!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Little Bit More of Christmas Knitting

Here's some more dishcloths that I've done for Christmas.

Purled Red Heart with Knitted Border

Red heart-the wrong side
My favorite dishcloth pattern in Holiday Print cotton yarn

Green heart with Crochet border

Dishcloth Trio
The heart dishcloth patterns were found in Love to Knit Dishcloths

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A Little Bit of Christmas Knitting

I usually don't try to knit gifts for Christmas giving.  I let that ship sail many years ago, I can do without the added pressure. However, a friend from church asked that I knit a couple of dishcloths for her to give as presents.  She had purchased the Christmas green cotton yarn and she said selected a heart pattern.  She had originally wanted the cloth to be done in variegated Christmas colors of red, green & white, however, picture cloths don't usually show up in variegated yarns, so I had suggested using a solid color.

Then, I had a brain storm.  I decided to try my hand at crocheting an edge on the dishcloth with the variegated Christmas yarn.  I like the way it turned out, if I do say so myself.

The particulars:  Size 6 needles.  Sugar & Cream cotton yarns.

Pattern:  Love to Knit Dishcloths  (the seed stitch heart)    

I also knitted a cap for my future son-in-law.  My DD says that he would really like something as long as it is knitted in Camo colors.

I aim to please

My DD says that he's gonna like it!

The particulars:  Red Heart Super Saver yarn.  Size 7 needles done on the magic loop.
Pattern:  free from Lion Brand.


Hopscotch Cardi x 3!