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Archive for December, 2010

Purple wristwarmers

I’m in a purple mood lately… I also wanted something wearable to work (my pink wristwarmers are getting a bit frayed and the colour doesn’t fit with everything).

I learned how to knit an afterthought thumb with this pattern. But didn’t enjoy it… I also thought the pattern was a bit weird because the arm really flares out after the wrist. Worn on bare arms they look like superhero gloves! 😛 But they look nice worn over vest or hoodie sleeves like in the photo.

These were knitted with the same yarn as the hat and scarf my mom made me last year (she gave me the rest!). Purple acrylic yarn.

 

Purple wristwarmers

Purple wristwarmers (notice the purple nail polish! Purple mood :D)

The pattern is Silmu Arms by Marianne Heikkonen. It’s available for download on Ravelry.

 

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Double-knit hat

I made this last year (I don’t know why I didn’t post it at the time…). I wanted a really warm hat for winter. The wind here tends to find its way through knitted stitches easily. So I tried double-knitting. Double-knitting is a method where you knit two strands at a time (usually one with your left and one with your right hand) to make a double, reversible fabric. It’s a bit hard to get the tension right when double-knitting (for me, at least, because I’m not used to knitting with my left hand), that’s why one side looks a bit funky.

I knitted it in acrylic yarn, in burnt orange and brown mix. The orange yarn is the same I used for Bella’s mittens.

Reversible hat

Both sides of the reversible hat

The pattern is “Not-your-grandma’s-double-knit Hat” by Jenanne Hassler over at Knitty.

 

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Bella’s mittens

I needed a pair of mittens and really liked the pattern worn by Bella in the movie Twilight. I love doing cables and these mittens are long so they cover the arms high up and protect from any snow that could trickle in (I remember very well the burn of snow on my wrists when I was little, playing outside!).

They are in burnt orange acrylic yarn, the same I used for my hat. I’m working on a flannel lining to make them even warmer (especially against the wind).

Bella's mittens

Bella's mittens

The pattern is available on Subliminal Rabbit’s blog. I had a bit of a hard time counting the pattern’s rows, but at least, both my mittens are done with the same mistakes, and so are the same length! 🙂

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Autumn Neck Warmer

This is a neck warmer I knitted for my sister-in-law’s birthday in November.

Neck Warmer

Neck Warmer

The pattern is “Café au Laine” Available for free at The AntiCraft!

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This is a project I picked for a sewing class to master my fear of bias tape. It’s a car organizer that hangs on the head rest of the passenger seat, and can be hung either on the front or the back of the seat.

The bias tape wasn’t so bad when sewn in a straight line, but I still need to work on the curving!

Car Organizer

Car Organizer

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