Sunday, December 2, 2012
Happy Sunday!! Here we are, the first weekend of December almost done and I am bracing myself for the speed with which this month will fly by. On top of all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I am dealing with huge changes in my job, which of course brings me huge stress. I am trying to keep telling myself to just breathe, and in between panic attacks (not real ones!), I will read and knit--so hey, I may have no problem getting all that holiday knitting finished after all! :)
First off, I have a finished object to show off-- a Christmas gift for someone in my family who may or may not read my blog-- This is my all time favorite mitt pattern, it works up so nicely and the fingering weight yarn and lace work make it looks so dainty! The pattern? Short n Sweet Fingerless Mitts by Anne Sahakian. The pattern is well written, easy to follow, and has one of the nicest thumb gussets I have encountered. For all the details, visit my pattern page, which I have marked for public viewing. If you are related to me, don't go peeking any further!
Now I am starting to work on the hats for my 3 sons. I spent a lot of time searching patterns to find ones which match their very specific and different hat preferences!
For Sam, I am trying the Windschief Pattern by Stephen West... Kepanie! Are you standing by to hold my hand through this one!! Sam likes his hats a little bit on the tight/fitted side, so I think this will suit him well. I am using a Madeline Tosh, which I am totally in love with. I started it this morning, so there is a ways to go still! The rib pattern is a twisted rib which looks very cool...
For the other boys, I needed a drapier, softer yarn, so I went for an Alpaca. This is my first time every using Alpaca and I am anxious to start--it is so soft!
For Andrew, he is getting a green hat, using the Bend Hat pattern. He lives in a very hipster urban area of Seattle and I think this cabled hat will fit his style perfectly!
For Austen, I am knitting a soft blue, which will make his already over the top twinkly blue eyes pop even more! He likes his hats looser, but not too loose, so I found this pattern which I hope will prove to be loose enough! It is the Graham pattern--nice huh?!
For now, I am signing and will try to get around to visit all of you!
*~*~*~ *Happy Knitting~*~*~*