Noro Cardigan…

After a long respite from posting, here is my latest finished object…My apologies for the poor pictures.

I’ve had this yarn for some time, but struggled to pick a project for it. I’d wanted Noro yarn for so long because of the gorgeous colorways… This is Noro Furisode, and as seems to be a common complaint, it had more knots than I would have liked and the joins were drastic color changes. However, the pattern I picked was pretty tolerant of that, so I didn’t worry too much about it… The pattern is Iced by Carol Feller:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/iced. I think it would be a bit nicer with the yarn specified by Carol, but I’m still pleased with the end result. The pattern is lovely – I will make this one again!

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A very quick knit…

Last week I made a CRAZY thick and warm sweater (0-456 Knitted Sweater on Ravelry – creative name! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/0-456-knitted-sweatet)… We ran out of firewood for the year (and the road is really too muddy to get more right now) so we’re just using oil heat, which doesn’t quite keep the home warm… so when I’m really cold, I can don this!IMG_0716

Crazy Warm Hoodie…

After making mittens last week, my littlest one promptly asked for a hooded sweater made from the same yarn. I’ve made many of these over the years, so I played around a little bit with the stitch pattern. You can’t do much with a super bulky variegated yarn like this one, though – most patterns get lost in the mix…

A quick, very warm knit! Perfect for a cold spring…

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A little detail of the way the ‘pattern’ (just 2 knit rows, 1 purl row, repeated):

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Adding a few pictures now that the littlest is awake…

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Knitting is rather difficult today…

So, this is happening…

“What’s this on your lap?” asks Blu.

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“Oh, never mind – doesn’t matter. There’s room.”

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Makes knitting rather difficult, don’t you think?

The story behind this is that we had a duck get very severely injured, so she’s inside with a wet dressing and a bandage on her head. We have cats and a dog – not a good mix with a duck. She has to be in the ‘dog free’ room, which happens to be my office, where two cats reside… and they aren’t about to give up their lap time!

You can see my knitting bag off to the right, neglected… *sniff*  Maybe later!

My Little One’s MUST HAVE Mittens

Good morning!

Over the weekend I finished my lovely purple socks (which I love!) and my littlest one found a ball of yarn and told me he MUST HAVE mittens (he has several pairs of gloves and mittens already). Really? *haha*

So, here they are… now he wants a whole bodysuit! (ummm, maybe not, dear…). The colorway is a bit strange – it looks dirty in spots (at least to me). But given their purpose and who they are for, they’ll be dirty soon enough anyway!

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