Friday, October 23, 2009

Owls and Gloves

My good friend ML's daughter stopped by with these cuties!

Not only are these Owl Cupcakes the sweetest things in the world but they are also the sweetest as in good to eat!
Thanks AL!!!

I finished the gloves for them.
This is ML modeling hers.

AL modeling hers. Yes these are the hands that made those great cupcakes.

The pattern is from a great book Not Just Socks by Sandi Rosner and they're made out of Colinette Jitterbug. I just love this yarn for gloves because it knits up beautifully,the fit is great all the time and it wears well after months of use and washing.

This is my First Born modeling the fiished Almeara Gloves by Jared Flood.

I made them out of Cascade Yarns 220 Tweed a yarn I love to work with but I didn't love making them. They are warm and will be great on very cold days but I will not make another pair anytime soon.

I made another pair of Raspberry Mitts by Krista A. from Tidewater Knits for a coworker's daughter. I used Bernat Satin and good acrylic yarn.
NO that's not an oxymoron.
There are some very good acrylic yarns out there.

I'm working on yet another pair of gloves! These are another pair of these Blackthorns I made a while ago.

They are from Knitting New Mittens & Gloves by Robin Melanson a great book for anyone who loves to make mitts and gloves.
I'm making them out of Noro Kureyon and will not be putting on the little vest.
I love this pattern because it has great shaping that gives the glove a more fitted look.

I picked up some goodies at my LYS stix-n-stitches.

Those are 4" needles to make fingers on my gloves. They are made by Hiya Hiya and made it so much easier working on fingers. The book is Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor. I love learning the history of fair isle and there are tons of designs. Thanks Sunday for suggesting it!
I also got my Interweave Knit Holiday Gifts and it's filled with great projects.
Maybe I'll start making something other than gloves! NOT!!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

On the way to keep others warm!

Part of empty nest is going through a life time of Things. I went to the attic to check out how many things I had and I found this.

She is so sweet!

I have no idea how she got in the attic but she is home now.

On their way to a new home.

The school I teach in is 6 years old. In the summer the air often doesn't work but in the winter it works great! The classrooms get very cold and I made these for a coworker.
The pattern is Raspberry Mitts which is a free pattern by Tidewater Knits.

This scarf is for the son of a new friend who feels like an old friend.
He started an upscale NYC high school and will be doing a great deal of walking in the city on cold days.

I hope this keeps him warm.

My family is blessed to have the L family as friends.
This scarf is for Papa JL who wears a scarf at all times.

JL has multiple sclerosis but doesn't let it hold him down. He holds a full time job and whenever you talk to him he has a smile on his face and is inspirational.

To find out more or learn how you can help here are a couple of websites.
National MS Society
MS Association of America

The gloves I'm making Mama ML and Daughter/College Freshmen AL are ready for the last fitting.

I've started the second Almeara Glove which already is better than the first. I will have to make another pair so they both match.