Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day - Happy Happy

Happy Valentines Day dear blog readers!

We had a little celebration at our house Sunday since Tiffany
has to work today. Tiffany got me these beautiful flowers.

I am thankfully done with both sets of Bella's mittens.

Classic Elite Duchess Yarn - which is bulky
Size 8 needles
2 and a little bit more skeins of yarn per pair.
This is a free pattern on Ravelry.

Blue for me, Fuschia for Tiffany.
I will make more of these for Christmas presents - just
not now. Tiffany is modeling

The yarn was so nice (read thru the lines - pricey!) so what do
you do with leftovers ?

Why make a cowl of course!

Cast on 90 stitches on size 8
Simple slip stitch pattern - that I carry around in my head.
This is pre-blocking - it is even nicer now.

I am almost done with Jarrod Flood's Wayfarer scarf!
It is a really fun knit. Can't wait to show you.

Tiffany finished up the scarf she made for her friend, Felicia.
Fuzzy yarn she got at JoAnn's. I wasn't sure about the fringe,

but I think it really added a nice touch.

She has started (and probably finished by now) a scarf
for her friend Kim.
It is a K2, P1 pattern.

She is using some Extra Super Chunky yarn I got at Pam's years
ago to make a sweater --but that's not going to happen. I'm thankful
she is using it up. It looks sooo very nice and is soft and squishy.

Size 13 needle, 15 stitches.

She was telling the boys last night that she can now:
cast on,
bind off,
add new yarn,
and make a simple pattern

I was impressed! She really picks up quickly!!

Ruth got the new Jarrod Flood kerchief pattern and whipped this
up this weekend. This is pre-blocking. She used
Louisa Harding's Grace wool/silk blend yarn.

Martha has been busy, also.

This is a hat she made for her daughter EmmaLouise
hat pattern from Boutique Knits,
called the Sideways Grande Hat. She did not know the exact shade of red
of EL's coat, so bought the different colorways It
is Misti Alpaca hand painted chunky.

The scarf is the Jojoland Swirl Shawl. She made the scarf but did not
use the yarn called for, so it is just the pattern. Made it out of
Opus 1 Merino. It was on sale, so it doesn't match the color exactly,
but is very soft and nice. They are for Emmalouise for their gift
giving time.

This other scarf is for her sonTom and he was crazy for the colors. She was
going to make it for her husband Mark, but Tom won her over. It is Noro sock yarn,
and she's making the gentleman's scarf from one of the Knit gift books.

till next week......Happy Knitting!

1 comment:

martha said...

Tiffany is getting to be quite a little knitter! Impressive!