Monday, November 29, 2010

I have no FOs to show

So I'll show you a bunch of WIPs instead. (And again, I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures.) Let's start with a hat that I actually made years ago, when the middle child was two or three. It's in perfectly good shape, but it's not nearly warm enough for the frickin' cold weather that we've been having lately. So I came up with the perfect solution, I'll knit a lining for the hat! A double wool hat should be warm enough, even for our -20C weather.
Next we have a pair of mittens for me. I'm making these with Noro Silk Garden. The mitten part is too big, and I made the thumb too short, but let's call those design elements, shall we?
And finally, I'm making myself a pair of thick socks. I have a finished sock around here somewhere, but I have no idea whatsoever where it is, so here's a photo of the inprogress-sock. ;) (Hah, I completely forgot that I told you about these socks already. XD I'd forget my head if it wasn't securely fastened on my shoulders..)
I do have a coat and bag that I've sewn, but I want better photos of those, so you'll have to wait a while to see them. :)


  1. Lapaset ON ihanan väriset.
    Tuplavillapipo on kyllä tosi lämmin. Itselläni on sellainen ja sitä voi käyttää vasta kun mittari menee alle -10 asteen, muuten tulee liian kuuma.

  2. I'd love to knit a pair of thick socks for my hubby. Are you using 100% wool, or is there some worsted weight sock yarn I haven't discovered yet?

  3. Mhii - no juujuu, onon. :) Mä luunen että tästä piposta tulee kans tosi lämmin, päällinen on muistaakseni sandnesin smartia, ja toi vuori on nyt sitten novitan woolia. Eiköhän pienen pää tarkene. :)

    Dorothy- the yarn I'm using for the socks is 75% wool, 25% nylon, I don't do 100% wool for socks. :) It's a domestic brand that you can't get on the other side of the pond. It's not the softest yarn, I'd never use it for next to the skin stuff, but I don't mind using it when I want warm, thick socks. I can send you a skein, if you want to try it out. :)