Monday, December 25, 2006


I am sliding down the slippery slope of sock knitting addiction. Witness!

Pattern: Hedera from

Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit colortweed

Notes: Fun! I love the laciness, and it looks great with a striped yarn IMHO.

Christmas Blog-o-rama!

After long months stashed in the closet, the gifts I made for Christmas can finally come out! Wait, that's not quite what I meant.

This year's theme: Toasty Heads and Necks. Previous years, I made cookies and helped add to that winter weight. This year, I'm getting us all out of the house and into the weather with some warm hats and scarves.

I have an obsession with Noro Silk Garden and found its perfect use: Entrelac. What a fun technique, and with the color changes in the yarn, I never got bored. In fact, I couldn't stop until I ran out of Noro.

Three different scarves, using the Entrelac technique.

Yarn: 3 skeins Noro Silk Garden

Needles: US #8 Bamboo straight needles

Pattern notes: Cast on 18 stitches, and use 6 stitches per triangle.

More Noro! Now I find myself with single skeins of Noro Kureyon, and found a great pattern for beanies. This was a great quick knit, and a wonderful way to show off the beautiful colors in this yarn.

Pattern was based on Kureyon Skull Cap

Yarn: 1 skein of Noro Kureyon

Needles: US #9 and #10 circulars and #10 dpns

Notes: I did this pattern in the round rather than knit flat. I also did not want to do the crocheted edge, so I increased the number of rows in the straight stretch from 11 to 18.

Two-Movie Hat

Pattern: Two Movie Hat

Yarn: Encore Plymouth, one 100g skein each of grey, brown, and charcoal

Needles: #6 circulars and #6 dpns

Notes: This was a bit loose for an adult head. For the boy's pattern, I modified the pattern as follows: Use US #4 needles, and cast on 76 stitches. On row 8, increase by one more than the pattern says. Knit straight for slightly more than 5 inches. Skip rows 31 and 32.

Mom's hat and scarf

My So Called Scarf and Marsan Watchcap

Yarn: 1 skein of Schaefer Marjaana in Jane Addams color

Notes: I really loved My So Called Scarf! What a great way to show off a variegated yarn! This is a closeup of the stitch pattern:

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Fluffy stuff

Okay, so the beating on my bloggy door is no longer ignorable. I'm afraid there is no knitting fit to post, so instead I give another Wonky travelogue.

On Saturday we went snowshoeing on Moscow Mountain. We hiked up to one of the peaks, and following are my pics of the trip.

This is the road that winds its way up the slope.

More height, more snow!

If you look out the horizon, beyond the stretch of heaven that hovers below the peak, you can make out the peaks of the Blue Mountains.

To the right is the peak of the range, but let's just pretend this was as high as we could go.

My breath lay white on the tips of my hair like the snow and frost on this lonely pine.