Saturday, April 27, 2013

Recent Knitted Projects

I wanted to knit a hooded cowl in wool for my friend, Salai, who goes out and feeds her animals during the –35 degree (yes, minus 35 degrees) weather of Alamosa in the winter. I bought the yarn in Harlingen, TX while shopping with Paula and Jean.  Here’s what I came up with. She liked it!

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Salai and I have birthdays a day apart, so we usually meet in July and give each other gifts.  Since I won’t be in this area this summer Salai surprised me with a ball winder for my birthday gift.  She also brought over a swift I asked her to buy for me through her connections. 


I was so excited I ended up balling up 14 hanks of yarn.  Now I’m ready for a few new projects.
I ordered some yarn from Jimmy Beans Wool for a project for another friend.  When the yarn arrived I was surprised to see the package actually was imprinted with a pattern for a scarf!  What a great marketing idea.  I’ll definitely be ordering from them again.

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Here’s the yarn I received….isn’t it beautiful?  I love the colorway.  Hay, Merlene, this is the start of your shrug.


I also finished another project from yarn I bought with Paula and Jean in Harlingen.  It’s a shawl but with wristlets so the shawl stays on your shoulders. Thanks, Paula, for suggesting the addition of the red yarn periodically.  I like the effect. This one is for me. It’s warm but easy to drive in or use the computer.  Using all knit stitch it is a fast project … I knitted while watching TV at night.

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  1. Wow love that new yarn. You've been busy. I finished my hooded cowl also and used it right away in SD. Glad I made it in wool. Happy knitting my friend!

  2. Wow that yarn is so beautiful, reminds me of the color of trouts in the sun.... good job on the cowl, looks amazing, you're so talented!


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