Pattern: Beaded Muffatee pattern from Windy Valley Musk Ox
Yarn:Stitches purchase quivit luxury blend
Notions: About 400 seed beads.
Time: A couple of days. I started the day before Thanksgiving and finished on the day after Thanksgiving. This was a very quick knit made even quicker because I could not put down the yummy yarn. The most painful part was stringing the beads before I started knitting each glovelet--and even that was not too bad since it meant I got to play with the yummy yarn some more.
The best part of this project is that my SIL LOVES them. She wears them whenever she uses the computer to keep her hands warm and fingers nimble.
Chenille "you're a doctor" Scarf
Pattern: Diagonal Garter Stitch Scarf from one of my favorite Boston area shops
Yarn: Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Chamonix in Black Orchid
Time: 4 days. Once I made plans to visit Boston for D's Massachusetts Bar swearing in ceremony, I realized that I would see my friend J (who just finished her PhD) on her birthday. Clearly, it was time to knit the scarf for her out of the yarn I bought last fall in anticipation of knitting her a "Your PhD is finished!" scarf. I knit really fast on this one--through a couple of work meetings early in the week and through the long bar ceremony.
In the interest of full disclosure--the photo is of me wearing the identical scarf I knit for my former fabulous programmer's wife to congratulate her on finishing her PhD last December. I cleverly forgot to take a picture of the newest scarf.
I recovered from the small socks and other gifts by doing some serious knitting for myself during the past two weeks. The gray seed stitch jacket has a back; it looks a lot like the sleeves, only wider. I'm mostly finished with my first Spey Valley sock for the KOTR knit along--love those all day seminars for work. And I think I knit most of a striped Sockotta sock while standing in line at the post office before Christmas--too many things to mail requiring customs forms and the like. This weekend, I'll be knitting a Red Scarf when I'm not making the last batch of caramel of the season or dreaming up canapes for the neighborhood New Years Eve gathering.