Thursday, November 5, 2009

Knitty Updates

Life has been very busy lately with only one month left in the semester. Here are a few of my latest projects that have helped me keep my sanity.

This scarf is Rosalie's School Scarf by Nancy Fry. It is based on a scarf worn by Rosalie Hale during the lunchroom scene in Twilight. It has been a very fun knit and I have four feet knit with another foot to go. I've decided that this scarf will be mine and I might have a skein of yarn leftover to make another scarf. I'm using Caron Simply Soft in Off-White single stranded on US 7 needles.

I tried my first beret! This pattern is Spring Beret by Natalie Larson. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease, which was probably too thick for this pattern but the hat is sooooo warm. I'd like to try making another one with some cotton yarn to get the slouchy effect I was going for. This is another knit that I'm going to keep for me! I really need to focus on Christmas knitting as I still have a lot left to accomplish between now and the holidays.

Finally, a knit that was a gift. I made this scarf as a late birthday present for my cousin. It was my first experience with Caron Simply Soft Eco, which has recycle plastic bottles in the yarn, and I was surprised to find that it was enjoyable to knit with. This pattern is Branching Out by Susan Pierce Lawrence and can be found at This was my first non-sock lace project and I am now completely addicted to lace! In fact, I just placed an order with KnitPicks and bought yarn (lace and fingering weights) for more lacy scarves.

By the way, my cousin loved her scarf and I had quite a few family members place orders for this Christmas. I'm already knitting dishcloths for everyone this year and am debating whether I can fit in a couple more scarves between now and then, not to mention a pair of socks for my youngest cousin who fell in love with my Sugary Sweet socks. I'm thinking about sticking with the dishcloths for this Christmas and taking some patterns with me during Christmas and letting family members "place orders" for next year. What do you think?

As always, thanks for looking and happy crafting! It will probably be a while before I post again as the semester is drawing to an end but I'm hoping to get a lot of knitting done over Thanksgiving break.