Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a {very} belated happy new year!

Hi! I had no intention of taking such a long blogging break and now I have a major backlog of things I want to share. We had a lovely Christmas spent with family. There was a small flurry of last minute knitting on my part to make my hubby a pair of Fuzzy Feet. Fuzzy Feet
I love how quick these are. I knit the second one in a single day! However, now that we have a front loading washing machine, I've been unable to felt them to a perfect fit. I used Peace Fleece worsted in the Ancient Fern color. I don't felt things very often so if anyone has any tips to get them more felted I would appreciate it.

The next thing I finished was my Avery scarf. I have to admit I'm a tiny bit disappointed in this one. I should have known the yarn I used (Queensland Kathmandu Aran Tweed) would totally mask the stitch pattern. It's still a great scarf in a nice charcoal grey and I will wear it lots!
Avery infinity scarf

And just last week I cast on for a new project, Henslowe. I've been wanting to use this Lorna's Laces sock yarn that I won from Yarn Tootin' a while back. I just love the muted grays, browns and aquas together! I don't have a great history of finishing the shawls that I start but I have high hopes for this one, it starts off with some nice soothing garter stitch.
Henslowe shawl

Can you believe it? A whole post on knitting! :)
I hope your year is off to a great start too!


knottygnome said...

i like the tweedy scarf!

i don't have a ton of experience with felting but i'm guessing you could hand felt it if the machine isn't working for you. that'd be a lot of physical labor though. wear gloves and use a sink plunger. i did it once and i hope to never have to do it again.

Andria said...

I have everything for Henslowe all set to knit- now I just have to make the time to start!

juicyknits said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Maryse said...

It's beautiful to see your latest knitting chef d'oeuvre! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Meredith said...

Very nice! That shawl will be lovely.