I hate being cold. I hate seeing my loved ones get cold. I guess
this might be why I love knitting so much! When I started dreaming up a
design for a hat and convertible mitts to function as the ultimate warm
accesories, I decided to zero in on the parts of me that get coldest,
fastest, when I am out and about in the winter months: my ears, and my
fingers. Using that a a starting point, I worked up a design for a
dapper, plaid hat and mitts that would harness the intese softmness and
warmth of Suri Dream and concentrate it exactly where it will be needed: lining the earflaps and mitten tops of our Into The Woods hat and mitts!
You may have thought I was kidding when I showed you my first treasure from Cowl Girls by Cathy Carron.
But, clearly, I could not resist! I love the hand-painted colors in Wool of the Andes Bulky – Beach Front.
This one has twelve more inches of K2, P2 ribbing. Just the ticket for Chinese dinner out with friends tonight. Pass the veggie Moo Shu!
The first step to fixing a knitting mistake is preventing a knitting mistake in the first place. This first video shows you how to count stitches and rows in stockinette, reverse stockinette, and garter stitch fabric. That way, if you set your knitting down, or lose your place, you can just count your stitches and rows to figure out where you were in the pattern.
The moment Cowl Girls by Cathy Carron landed on my desk, I was ready to drop everything and start knitting! What a variety of designs! Where to start?
Alison and I also made a pair of Sasquatch from the fun new pattern by Nina!