Valentine’s Day 2007 found me sick as a dog. Chocolate and candy was wasted on me on that day (though I’ve since made up for it . And although knitting continued throughout, blogging did not. So it’s time for a little catch-up.
This time last year my stash yarn choices for Valentine’s dishcloths consisted of white and ecru. Thankfully, things are more colorful now.
Bored and ill on Valentine’s Day, I whipped this mug cozy up in under an hour. The yarn is some leftover Bernat Softee Chunky in color Carnival (of which I still have plenty left – perhaps a pair or four?). The pattern is from the Winter Knits Kit book, but this specific pattern is also available online for free.
It seems a bit slippy to me in use, but perhaps it would be less so in an appropriate wool. Incidentally, the mug it’s wrapped around is heart-shaped. Neat, eh?
I’ll end this entry with an emergency knit. A couple years ago I knit Mom a scarf for Christmas. Sadly, it went missing in early January and with winter temperatures finally starting to kick in, she needed a replacement ASAP. Mom is a no-frills type of person so I used the same basic ribbed keyhole scarf pattern as the first in another neutral (but not boring – for my own sake as much as hers) yarn. Her only request was that it be “longer.” Every time I showed her my progress she’d say “maybe a bit longer.” Little did I know she meant nearly two feet longer. Two feet in ribbing – one of my most hated things. But thanks to combined knitting, I kept my sanity and finally got it done.
Pattern: Windy City Scarf from Stitch ‘N Bitch
Yarn: Artful Yarns Candy in Toffee, 4-5 balls
Needles: Red Heart Starters 7″ straight needles, size 7
Finished Size: 5″ x 60″