Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Boyfriend (Husband) Scarf it is: the "Boyfriend Scarf" from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I substituted the recommended yarn (Classic Elite Forbidden) with Debblie Bliss Superchunky Cashmerino in Chocolate. The pattern was a bit tedious (I've decided no more scarves in the near future), but I do love the way it turned out. The really nice part about it is that it is a waffle knit, so the two sides are different, but harmonious.


I'm even tempted to say that I like the "wrong side" better.


I'll be making this post viewable after Christmas so it's a suprise for my husband.

Black and blue

I whipped up this hat for my brother-in-law's holiday gift, and I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. It's only my second attempt to a design with color, and I had a lot of fun doing it. It also went fast because I used Debbie Bliss's chunky cashmerino. Almost all of my gifts this year are knit in this wool because I don't want to worry about anything being too itchy for the recipient. I found that the cashmerino looks nicer in stockinette than the rib stitch section, where it looks a bit loose. Overall, I enjoyed this yarn--it knits like butter.


Here's my hubby, modeling the hat for me. Hmmmm...he looks good in it--look at how it brings out his eyes. I think I'll have to make one for him too.