Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter 'Selfies'

Hi! Hope all is well with everyone! Sorry for the delay on the knitting update! 
My selfish knits are on their way....I have already been wearing my mitts for the past couple weeks, and had finished my hat for the -20 weather. I am anxious to get the chunky, blue infinite scarf done-it's going to be so cosy! I'm doing the scarf in the brioche stitch, which I love-it creates a thick, warm, stretchy fabric.
The hat took forever...I knitted it in 1x1 ribbing on size 3's...and then towards the end realized I wasn't going to have enough of the MC to finish with, so I decided to use the left over yarn from the mitts, and I actually really like the outcome a lot. 
{A side note}: When I was in the yarn shop searching for the fibers and colors I wanted, I almost went with a rose-pink for the scarf...I'm glad I took my time and chose the blue....but I still kinda wish I had a pink infinite scarf....maybe next year?? I'm so attracted to the color pink. It seems the older I get though, the less likely I am to take a bold color choice regarding my wardrobe. Is that normal? 

In case you're interested here is the free pattern for the infinite scarf, (or as they call it: 'wrap/cowl') I'm knitting my scarf on size 7's rather than 9's. 
If you have a Ravelry account, here is the free pattern for the mitts. I chose to knit mine in the classic and lovely garter stitch. 

For those of you who are curious about the large stuffie that I still have in the works...I haven't forgotten about it. It's just taken the back burner for the time being. Priorities-making sure I survive my second winter in Canada. :P