17 January 2011

some more knitting (and the giveaway winner)

Hi friends! I thought I'd share some more of my recent knitting with you all today. This might be the last finished knitting work that you see here for a while since my current project (the socks) is taking for.ever. These are two relatively quick projects that I had been saving in my ravelry queue for quite some time and that I finally completed in the last couple weeks.  Coincidentally, they were both knitted with some Jamieson's yarn that my mom gave me (which I think a friend gave her).  The first project was the Dandy Neckerchief, which I've pretty much been wearing nonstop since I finished it a few weeks ago.  This pattern was much easier to follow than I had expected and I really enjoyed working on it.  I'm not 100% sure how you're supposed to wear this, but I'm going with the bandit look.  Feel free to share any styling suggestions :) {details on ravelry, here}.

The second project that I completed in the first week of the new year were the Bella's Mittens.  This was another project that shocked me in how fast they came together.  I got a little scared off by the magic loop cast on, but ended up just knitting the entire mitten on double pointed needles and it was fine.  Despite the bulky wool I used for these, I think they're still more of a fall/early spring mitten.  I tried wearing them out last weekend after I finished them and my fingers were freezing after a two block walk.  Oh well, I'm excited to wear them when it's not insanely freezing out.  {details on ravelry, here}

And...without further ado, the winner of the More Last Minute Knitted Gifts giveaway is Julie! The random number generator picked number 1!  (Julie, please send me your address).  Thanks to all of you for commenting, I wish I had a copy to send to each and every one of you.  Stay tuned, though, I'll be having another book giveaway in a couple of weeks...


  1. Oh, yay yay yay yay!!! I can't say it enough!! I am jumping all over the place, and I am alone at home, no one with which I can share the news!!
    Thank you Julia!! I am sending you my address right now.
    Thanks again!

  2. They both turned out great! I've always liked that mit pattern.