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Molly's Needles

My adventures in knitting... and a few other things thrown in for fun.

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Location: Massachusetts, United States

I got back into knitting because of the Harry Potter scarves and sweaters. Although I knit other items, replicating HP-wear remains my first love.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

2005 Finished Objects

Yup, it's that time again. Cleaning out the FO List to make room for next year's goodies.

Spiral Rib Socks

Sam's Socks

Both of the above were knit from Cascade 220 on US4 needles. From the famous Universal Sock Pattern.

Lacy Prairie Shawl knit in Lana d'Oro Green on US9 needles. From Cheryl Oberle's book, Folk Shawls.

Pink 'n Purple Socks knit in Cascade 220 Superwash on US4 needles. From the Universal Sock Pattern.

Hourglass Sweater knit in Plymouth Galway Colorneps Hunter on US7. From Last-Minute Knitted Gifts.

Os and Vs Circle Shawl knit in Nature Spun Fingering Butterfly Blue on US5 needles.

Cat's Paw Square Shawl knit in Knit Picks Palette Mist on US5 needles.

Both of the above shawls are from Martha Waterman's book, Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls.

Pygmy Puffs! knit in Berroco Plush, multiple colors on US4 needles. These were my own pattern.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Happy Holidays

Here's hoping everyone has had/is having a wonderful holiday, whichever you may celebrate!

The frantic pace of finishing gifts in time for Christmas is past. Everything was delivered and appreciated. Best of all, almost everything fit! A little trouble with my dad's socks, but I blame that on the fact that I had to guess a bit on sizing, since I couldn't ask him about it, right? Anyway, he's sending them back with his measurements so I can rework them correctly.

I made a bunch of hats for various people this year. All from the book "Last Minute Knitted Gifts"- the Kim's Hat pattern. It's very adaptable and really looks great. I may use some bits of yarn and make myself one in a bunch of fun and funky stripes.

Now that the hols are over I'll be settling down to some no-stress knitting. I may do up a few more hats and such to tuck away against next year, break out some of my lace yarn for shawls and figure out what to do with the gorgeous handspun I got from my mother. It's a soft turquoise tweed that she got in Ireland from a local couple living in the Dingle (which is the area my mother's family is from). That's in County Kerry, in case any of you are curious. :) I'm not sure what I have for yardage, as there are no tags, but I e-mailed the shopkeeper and am hoping for some information. My mother said she was told that 2 skeins would make a sweater. There were only 3 in the colorway left, so she grabbed all of them. That much yarn leads to a great many possibilities and I will certainly wait until I have found the right project for it.

Here's to a wonderful New Year for you all. May your needles be busy and your projects keep you happy and warm!