Saturday, June 24, 2006

FOs to go

Cream Jumper or chocolate chip vanilla ice cream as JS described it is finally an FO! I've enjoyed knitting the Drops Design although it is a little vague in some parts and could get an inexperienced knitter into a knot especially where the ribbing and raglan joins. It is so easy to go wrong at the decreases which could result in disjointed ribbing at the yoke.

Pattern: Drops Design 70-21

Yarn: Cleckheaton Country 8 ply Naturals
100% pure wool superwash
Skein: 14.5 x 50 gm x 105 yds (86m)
Needles: 3 mm & 4 mm

JS seems more excited over the ear warmers and mittens. He describes them as 'cool'. They were easy to make and I will probably make more as I expect them to be misplaced quite soon! I hadn't a clue how the ear warmers work out with the helmet when I saw the pattern initially. more info here Such a simple design and yet will keep the ears so warm.

Pattern: Bike helmet ear warmers

Yarn: Cleckheaton Country 8 ply
100% pure wool superwash
Skein: 2 x 50 gm x 95 m
Needles: 4 mm

Pattern:Voodoo wrist warmers

Yarn: Cleckheaton Country 8 ply
100% pure wool superwash
Skein: 1 x 50 gm x 95 m
Needles: 4 mm

My first lot of sock yarn arrived thanks to Mona and with the 2 Opals from her stash I am going to be 'socking' away for some time!


opportunityknits said...

I just started a sock in the car this morning. Can't wait to see which yarn you'll start with. I have something similar to the top left but in different colours, I think.

opportunityknits said...

haha, got so entranced by the sock yarns that I forgot to say that your FOs look very light and fluffy. I have a pair of wrist warmers in the same cleckheaton yarn country yarn - would you believe I use it in the office when the air-conditioning is trying to freeze me?

Lois said...

nice sock yarns u have there! enjoy them.

Ruth said...

wow, you did a terrific job on your jumper!! and i agree with the wrist warmers/ear warmers... i like the color and they are indeed very "cool". =)

Dove Knits said...

What a great sweater! And the ear flaps are so clever!

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