Monday, October 29, 2012

Secret Knitting

Just because I haven't blogged about knitting, doesn't mean my needles have been idle. There's been some secret knitting happening that finally can be revealed!

A shower gift:

That's the Owlie Sleep Sack. Fun to knit! I also made a modified Umbilical Cord Hat that I didn't take a photo of.

 And a Pumpkin Hat for a great-nephew:

Both are cuties!

This is such a sweet hat to knit and gift during this time of year. Check out the hats knit by a blogger buddy.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ready For the Blizzards!

Remember way back--when I was knitting the Howard Cowl? I was never in a rush to finish it because it was such a mild winter in the northeast.

I wore my heavy winter coat only a couple of times. Fingerless gloves were enough and I don't think I ever put on my snowboots.

This cowl is meant for blizzards and temperatures that hover around 0. Never happened.

Then Spring appeared and all thoughts of a cold winter were shoved back into the ziploc bag and placed into the bottom of the UFO bag.

Between yesterday's "serious cold" and me finishing a few gift projects, the time was right to finally finish the cowl. There were only a few more stitches and the bind-off left to do.

It felt as if I was binding-off eleven-billion stitches!

It took four and a half innings of the Yankee game -- and it's done!

Fits fine.  Not that I'm wishing for blizzards and freezing temperatures.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Serious Cold

Just heard on the weather report that "serious cold" is coming our way this evening and tomorrow.

Bring it on--I'm ready!

I have chicken veggie soup
and yarn to keep me warm.