It is the day before Thanksgiving and I have completed my Aran Jacket.
I joined the shoulders and attached the sleeves using a three-needle bind-off.
I picked up stitches around the neck and knit a neckband.
I used 8.5 skeins of Elsa Wool Cormo woolen-spun worsted weight in the medium grey colorway and U.S. size 8 (5mm) needles.
A number of you asked where my buddy L-B got the knitting tote I showed in my blog a couple of posts ago. I asked, and here is the response:
It came from one of those companies like Tupperware and Longaberger where you order from a rep’s catalog. The one my coworker had was called Thirty-One.
I checked and found a website for Thirty-One here: http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/
I recently received a review copy of this book:
This is One + One: Hats: 30 Projects from Just Two Skeins by Iris Schreier. It contains 30 patterns for a range of very cute hats by 20 different designers, each of which take only 2 skeins of yarns. The hats use a variety of techniques — they range from simple knit/purl combos, to lace, to texture, to colorwork.
A few of my favorites:
“Bobble Hat,” designed by Laurie Kimmelsteil, combines simple colorwork with texture.
“Slip Stitch Hat” by Lynn M. Wilson is knit from a luxury cashmere blend and uses slip stitches to form the pretty colorwork design.
“Chevron Fair Isle Hat” by Heather Walpole teams a variegated yarn with a solid in a pretty slouchy style.
Hats are great quick knits and make great gifts. You can whip up a few holiday gifts from the patterns in this book and warm some deserving heads.
Who would like my review copy?
To be entered into the drawing to receive my copy, please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am Eastern time on Sunday, November 25, 2012. I’ll draw a comment an random to receive the booklet.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates. I think Lucy is thankful for sunny spots in which to nap.
She does have the cutest little feet, doesn’t she?