At the Christmas party this year we did our usual small gift exchange and I managed to knit and sew some fun things.
Made from Needful Yarn's Joy in two colorways, a la Brooklyn Tweed's Noro striped scarf.
Made from one of the same yarns as Maggie's scarf, using the Maine Morning mitts pattern from Clara Parkes' The Knitter's Book of Yarn.
I have another pair of mitts done that will be going to Amy when we see her. They're made out of the leftovers from Maggie's scarf so there's a lot more pink and purple in them.
I loved this pattern... so simple and very economical yarn usage.
Then I did one sewing item. Only one, but it was wild!
Sally's Disc Golf Bag:
Made from scraps of assorted tapestry and brocade fabrics. I did two outside pockets and a water bottle pocket, and a zipped flap (it's not a great zipper, but I was informed that disc bags are never actually zipped closed). The strap is a guitar strap bought with clips attached and just fastened onto D rings I sewed on the sides.
It was a major hit!
Finally, on our way home from visiting my folks in Key West we stopped by DH's Aunt and Uncle in North Carolina. She is a big time, serious UNC Tar Heels fan... so I made her Tar Heel socks:
I did some Christmas knitting for myself too...
From the Winter'07/Spring '08 Knitscene. Made out of Colinette's Lasso in Frangipani and Giotto in Magenta.
I rarely like the projects in that magazine (just not my style), but this drop stitch scarf was too cool. And I had been lusting after these yarns, not buying them because I was totally clueless about what to make out of them (I will buy when I'm only a little clueless, but not when totally).
I'm not going to make it as wide as the scarf in the magazine. In fact I'm pretty much ready to bind off and start dropping down. (I promised the Tuesday night knitting group that I'd wait to do that next Tuesday. So I'll post an FO photo next week.)
I'd better be ready to cast off because this is what's left of the Giotto (the smaller yardage of the two)...
By the way... all yarns here were purchased at the best yarn store ever (well my local favorite anyway) Rocktown Yarns