Thursday, December 2, 2010

The List...Again

I'm knitting through my list like a madwoman! I am so excited to give these things away! (My absolute favorite part is when I see these people I love wearing the things I love to make.) It makes it all worth the time and hand cramps I get when I work on my "speed-knitting" skills. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this season because of the need to GIVE. It just makes me feel so good inside.

Here are some of my in-progress works:
These are the Ringwood Gloves, pre-dyed. They are now purple! (See below.)
Ringwood Gloves, dyed purple!
This is going to be a triangular scarf, it is the Baktus pattern. Super easy and amazingly cushy, simple, and just...ahhh. Relief.
Duffers, curled around my ping shoes! ADORABLE. I will felt them with all the other slippers I'm making! I modified the pattern to knit these in the round, and SEAMLESS!!! YAY. Much better, I say!
Gray Duffers. Love them!
I guess now I can do a pattern review for the Ringwood Gloves, Duffers, and Baktus (even though I'm not completely done with that one!)

Ringwood Gloves:
Really good pattern. I've made 3 pairs now, and they all look GREAT. The pattern is very easy to follow. I would recommend knitting them! I will probably knit this pattern AGAIN even! I used sock yarn all three times, twice using Sensations Kashmira, once with Knit Picks Gloss. I believe the needle size was a 3. Possibly a 4, but I think a 3. This pattern would be really good for a knitter with a couple of other projects under his/her belt--I wouldn't use this for a first project. Still, it is awesome!
These slippers are SO CUTE. I love the pattern. It's FREE, it's easy, and it's FREE. I don't particularly love seaming (it's just one more tedious step after all the knitting is done!) so I decided to make a seamless version because of it. I think I like my version better--it stretches a little more (or maybe I was just more relaxed--I don't know.) For the yellow slippers, I used a figure 8 cast on, which worked WONDERFULLY! I would definitely recommend using a really long circular needle (magic loop). It makes everything go smoother (in my opinion).
Baktus Scarf:
I can already tell that this is going to be an amazing scarf! I am so excited to get it done, wrapped, and given away! I purchased a yarn scale from Knit Picks, which is an EXCELLENT investment. Probably one of the best purchases I've made all year!

Anyway--I think that is enough talk--now for a little action! Happy Knitting!