Saturday, October 29, 2011

More Knitting

 I have been knitting like crazy lately trying to get some projects done for Christmas and Molly's birthday in December.  This hat that I'm wearing is Hermione's Cable and Eyelet hat from the third movie I believe.  I found the pattern here.  I had the whole thing done and then realized there was no way it was going to fit the first time.  I had to go up to a size 7 needle and redid it from the start!  This hat took me about a week and a half to do.  Cables are so simple but look so gorgeous don't they?  My ponytail is pulling it a bit weird in the photo but it sits great in real life.
 This hat is done in Griffindor colors for a friend's son at our karate school.  This one is done from the top down instead of the bottom so you can try it on while knitting to make sure the fit is perfect.  It starts with Judy's Magic Cast-On and used the same pattern I used in the hat I made for Jeff.  I like the way it turned out a lot.
This is my very first pair of mittens and my first time doing stripes, these got done before the hat.  I think they turned out really well and I got to make them nice and narrow for the boy they are going to be worn by.  
Now all I have left is his Griffindor scarf and Molly's Griffindor scarf and I'm done with red and yellow for a bit.  I have really enjoyed working on these projects but I'm quite ready to be finished.  Next week I start a class on how to make socks!  I can't wait for that!  Jeff went and looked at spinning wheels this week, we are hoping to get one when we get our tax return then I can do some fun homespun projects.  What are you guys working on now that the weather is turning cooler?  Any Christmas projects started up yet?


  1. ahhh I need to learn to knit better, I can make basic stuff and trying to make armwarmers but the only way i know how is it knit a square big enough to go around the arm and stitch it together leaving a hole for the thumb >.<; I don't know how to read patterns yet. The spinningwheel sounds awesome! I wanna do that too in the future. Are you still sewing or taking classes???

  2. I need to learn how to knit! I've always wanted to and I'm starting to raise fiber animals for carding and spinning my own yarn. I hope in the next year to take knitting on seriously.

    This year we're working on a homemade Christmas. Robes, bags, ornaments and maybe a quilt or two. :)


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