Jill's Knitting World

November 28, 2009

The fog is beginning to lift. . . .

Filed under: knitting — by Jill @ 5:46 pm

I haven’t felt like myself since we returned from our October trip to Tampa, Florida. I don’t know why, but I just haven’t seemed able to pick up the threads and continue from the point I dropped them as we were leaving the house for the airport. Life is slowly coming back into focus now.

I finished the Mountain Colors Bearfoot socks in the Bitterroot Rainbow colorway.

Mountain Colors Bearfoot Bitterroot Rainbow socks

My husband seems pleased with not only the fit, but the colorway, as well. Surprising, as I always think of him as preferring more subdued colorways. It’s nice to be surprised. . .sometimes.

I finished the Sivia Harding shawl while we were in Tampa, but I have no photos, as of right now. I need to find a suitable space around here to block it properly. I’ve been wearing it around the house in its unblocked stage and have found it to be extremely comfortable and warm.

Kazillions of knitters have already knit the “We Call Them Pirates” hat, but two color knitting has always scared me. It seemed too complex for my meager skills, but I finally took the plunge with this hat.

I couldn’t decide whether to strand or wind the carried yarn as I knit, but then decided to play it safe and wrap it every two stitches. The finished hat is thick, and so, should be very warm. The main hat is knit using Dalegarn Falk in black and white, but for the lining I used a cotton yarn from Regia so it wouldn’t be too itchy over the ears. This makes for a triple thickness over the ears and should keep them very warm.

I presented the hat to my grandson at Thanksgiving. He seemed to like it fine. I’ll have to ask his mother at Christmas whether he’s actually worn it or not.

Currently, I’m working on yet another pair of socks, but also a pair of fingerless mitts. Photos to follow the final stitches on both.



  1. i want that hat only as a scarf or something! πŸ™‚ i look ridiculous in hats, but scarves, i can work with πŸ˜‰ and i adore skulls! it looks like you did a wonderful job! πŸ™‚

    Comment by miranda — December 1, 2009 @ 1:17 am |Reply

    • oooh! i could totally use the fingerless gloves/mitts, or even regular gloves/mitts…in the skull pattern! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Comment by miranda — December 1, 2009 @ 1:18 am |Reply

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