Garter Stitch ScarfOne Garter Stitch Scarf, straight from the pages of the Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework, Copyright 1979. Not that I knit it back then...more like 2003ish/2004. It's the only one around to photograph as its twin is, hopefully, somewhere in Seattle enjoying the cool evenings and the nightlife with Tim. It's been so long that I don't know what yarn it was made from, something tweedy in a green with lots of speckled tidbits of colored fluff and sometimes some bits of oh, grass and twigs...anyone familiar with it? I do know I used US 4 needles and went through 1.5 balls of whatever "tweedy" yarn it was.
Striped BeaniesThis little trio was my first stint at hat making. No, I did not knit them in the round. I used my very first pair of straight bamboo US2s and Lorna's Laces Sock yarn in (from front to back) pinstripe, layette, and safari. For (from front to back) my nephew, niece, and Andy. It was tons of fun to figure out the beanie pattern. I based it on an Ice Breaker hat that Tim brought home from one of his many Santa Cruz excursions. Unfortunately he went off to New York before I finished "deconstructing" it (in my head as he would have KILLED me had I come near to it with anything sharp or pointy), so I kinda just guessed as I went along.
Here's one of the hats "in action." Andy wearing his on the trip up Half Dome in Yosemite.
Striped Beanie, the Last
Last of the "hat" series. This one in "camouflage" for my older brother.
This ends our sojourn into the pre-blogging finished objects gallery. Join us next time for some cutting and pasting of a couple Blogged about finished objects. But soon, oh so very soon, some never before seen pictures of an FO, promise.