Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A New Toy and Mitten Progress

My new Knit Kit arrived in the mail today! I'm so excited to take it with me on my trip next month. With a whole day in and out of airports... I am going to need a lot of knitting.

My orange alpaca mittens are coming along nicely. One is done except for the thumb and the other is just getting started. It's so much harder knitting that second mitten. Back to work!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Back to Knitting

It's been a long time since my last post. The weather here in Fairbanks was extraordinary! We had a hot June, a cold July, and an unpredictable August. Now it is time to get back to yarn things as the first leaves turn golden and the temperatures drop.

My hands were not been idle this summer, I finished my first sweater and made more hats, scarves, and mittens than I should count. My favorites have been from the special issue of Knitscene Accessories 2012. So far I've made the God's Eye Mitts by Alexis Winslow, the Inishbofin Cowl by Heidi Todd Kozar, and I'm working on the Doe River Mittens by Alisson Haas. I am going to be ready for this winter if it's the last thing I do! :-)