Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last of the Year 2009 Knits

Some last minute "hits" and "misses" to post before the old year ends and a new knitting year begins.

Pattern: Mitt Envy
Size 1 needles
Yarn: Overdyed Superwash Sock yarn from Little Dog Designs
Result: Hit and Miss. These came out fine, just too small so they're going to my girls.

Pattern: Palindrome Reversible Scarf
Needles: Not sure anymore, maybe a 8
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Black
Mods: Did cables further apart
Result: MISS! Please don't ask me why I kept knitting a whole scarf when I knew the yarn was mis-behaving from the very beginning. It was undoubtably my worst experience with Caron Simply Soft. I think my hope was that maybe after a wash (and perhaps a shaving) that I could make it look decent because while I was knitting it up, it looked ragged, shaggy, basically like a beat up old scarf. There was no saving this. It literally went Bye-Bye in the trash.

Pattern: Fetching
Size 5 needles
Yarn: Dream In Color Classy
Result: MISS
I over-dyed these a dark blue as a present for my Aunt for Christmas and let's just say, they don't look absolutely "ugly" now, but they weren't up to my standards for a gift. I'll still use them around the house. (The picture is them pre-dyed. I should've left well enough alone - not all experiments turn out okay but you won't know until you try right?!)
There's actually another pair of purple Fetchings that made my "MISS" pile too but I can't seem to find them. They came out rather LARGE for some reason. Oh well. Onward!

Pattern: Sock It To Me Chevron Scarf
Yarn: Socks That Rock Silkie - Walking on the Wild Tide Colorway
Size 7 needles
Mods: Didn't do two ends and graft together, just knit from start to finish.
Result: HIT! I love it! My girls love it. The gals in my knitting group love it! I wish the colors would represent better on camera. At times though, I wasn't sure I totally loved them - this almost turned into a pair of socks - but now.....Love. And guess who gets it??.....

Pattern: Jacoby Mitts
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock - Solis Colorway
Size 1 needle
Result: Hit! These are so easy and fun, even I couldn't mess them up too bad. I made these for my Mom, but the girls both "loved" them again...sigh...I'll probably make Mom's pair soon since I have yarn left over.

Pattern: Ribbed Cap
Yarn: Bernat Camo Yarn
Size 6 needles
Result: Hit! And a surprise one at that! I made two hats recently, (sometimes you just need an easy, fast knit) and I was one for two. The Big Guy loved this one, claimed it as his before it was even off the needles. I used a 100 st cast on so I mainly used the hat pattern for the decreases. (Because I need help with things like that!) My tendency for perfection makes me want the ribbing to look right at the top no matter what number cast on I'm using. The other hat will probably go to charity as it came out a bit on the large side. (Check Gauge??? Me???) It was made from a yarn I bought online and it looked nothing like the little picture they had in the catalog. (Bernat Jacquards in Blue). Not bad, just not what I expected.

I think that's it with updates of my projects, if not I'll be back to edit some day. Right now I have a cat laying on my legs so I'm going to relax with my family, enjoy celebrating making it through another year, and keep hope and good thoughts for the upcoming one for everybody. Happy 2010!

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Bubblesknits said...

Ooh! I think I need to try that Chevron Scarf. And the Mitt Envy. :-) Hope you have a great New Year!

knittinwolf said...

Look at all those! Hope your new year is filled with many wonderful blessings and feeling wonderful! Love you lots!

Debbie said...

You have been very busy....I like the chevron scarf and mitt envy. I know you aren't happy with the fetching, but they are adorable!

So, 2010, the year of sweater knitting for you, and mitt knitting for me, right??? :-)

Happy New Year!

Anna said...

Those Jacoby mitts rock!

The year was a dismal one for me knitting-wise. Only one project. :( Ah, well.

Wishing you all the best in 2010.

Diary of an Eccentric

Hesper said...

I want to start knitting all of your those projects!!!
They are beautiful!
To answer your question(that you asked on my blog) I have not yet to join Raverly,but it is something that I have been thinking about doing.......
Happy New Year,Dawn!!
And Happy Knitting!

Nat Red Knits said...

Everything turned out darn cute... I was cracking up over your Hit and Miss comments. You and I share a similar tenacity when it comes to finishing something even when we don't enjoy the process!

Esme said...

These are great-I may send you my unfinished projects

The knitting markers arrived today. thank you.

Esme said...

The knit markers arrived. Thank you so much.