Monday, February 02, 2009

We Finally Got Snow!!!

.....and unfortunately a lot of ice too. In fact, I really should be outside trying to get the remaining ice off the driveway since they are predicting more snow tonight. I do love snow, but am not fond of the ice at all. Driving daughter got her first experience in driving in the winter mix, and her dad says she did really well. They had a great time while they were off from school. Patricia the "snow woman" is wearing a hand knit Merino scarf and has choc chunks for eyes and a mouth... what more could a snow person ask for. It was so much fun to see them playing in the snow. DD is not thrilled about making time up at the end of the year though.

And I have actually done a little knitting. I designed and knit a new pair of socks.

this pair is named Lauren and is available at my Ravelry store and soon at The Loopy Ewe. Knit in Araucania Ranco Solid in color 102. Lots of cable(y) goodness.

I am also making the girls each a pair of Thrummed Mittens. My first time for this. I bought some lovely roving from Poppy Flower Fibers . The colors are gorgeous and really much too pretty to be hidden inside mittens, but I am not a spinner ...yet, so this lovely BFL roving is reduced to be used for thrums. It sure is time consuming making all the thrums.

The mittens look so funny because they are so fluffy and fat from the roving, but they are so soft inside and will be incredibly warm. I was originally going to use Cashmerino for the mitten but went with some Heirloom 8 ply. I think it will hold up better.

I think that is all I have to share today. I hope everyone is having a lovely new year so far.

Oh and I ordered some square knitting needles, I will let you know how I like those when they arrive.


Beth N said...

The snowwoman looks very happy in her attire. I know she would want that beautiful pair of socks if she only had feet. I just recently ran across a thrummed mitten pattern so I knew what you were talking about. The mittens look beautiful too.

Brenda said...

Enjoy the snow! Great pair of socks, and those thrummed mitts look perfect for the weather.

Daniele said...

Great work on the snow woman!

The new socks are wonderful, as usual! Also, the thrummed mittens are coming out great!

Yay - Monica's knitting again!!!

SusanB-knits said...

Glad to see you back!
Enjoy all the snowy goodness. I don't like all that snow as much as I did when I was a kid. Now I want to be warm.
I like the new sock pattern. I will have to get it and make a pair for my granddaughter, Lauren.

Carol said...

Glad to see you back.
Thrummed mitts??? What are they?

Esoteric Knitter said...

oohh great new pattern!

Karen said...

Your girls did a great job building Patricia.
Love the socks, I need to work on mine some more.
If you have any leftovers, I wouldn't mind another pair of mittens!

Sandytoo said...

Glad to see you back, Monica! The socks are amazing, as usual. Enjoy the snow!


Caroline said...

Yay, nice to see you back. I love your socks, as usual.

Allison said...

Yeah - you're back! Loves the socks. I've yet to try a thrummed mitten but I'm thinking of making some fair isle gloves - is that close?

Missy said...

I love to color of those socks and the pattern is just beautiful

Shannan said...

It's good to see you posting again! Your new socks look great!