Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013 to everyone!  I hope your holidays were fun and restful.  I got a couple of things to show you guys so, let's jump right in:

 First up is the Martha Cowl that I made for my bud, Gretchen.  I used Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool in Maple Tweed.  This is one of my favorite crochet patterns of all time.  Unfortunately, the designer has pulled the pattern from Ravelry and it hasn't been up for almost three years.  Major bummer if any of you crocheters missed out...

 Hopefully, you can see the flower that I sewed on.  I think the Maple Tweed doesn't help the flower to stand out but the cowl did need something so I just left it as it.

 Then I whipped up these fingerless mitts for my friend, René using the pattern from Creative Yarn's blog.  I used Knit Picks Telemark in the Caution colorway.  I really liked the double moss stitch pattern; it was a fun knit.

 Then I got a crafty, little gift from my long-time Ravelry buddy, Denise.  What a nice surprise while opening mail.  So gorgeous!

 This is just a little peak at what I am working on.  This is project number one for the brown bag knit-a-long over at the Just One More Row Podcast group.  This will be a hat for Angelo.  I'm planning on knitting the biggest size - just in case.  The yarn is Manos del Uruguay Maxima that I picked up from my local yarn shop.  The pattern is Aviatrix and it's free on Ravelry!

Lastly, I made another Cyber Zombie.  One of my French students had a hankering for a zombie so, I had to make her one.  She is definitely crochet-worthy.

Next time I post, I hope to show you a few more finished objects and share some New Year's resolutions.  


  1. Hey there - happy new year to you too! That cowl is great, and I love Fishermen's wool! I hope your bud liked it as much as you did.

    And that's a great photo of the snowflake. It's all about the beads. :)

  2. Happy New Year Nicole, so lovely to see your name on my blog feed again, especially with photos. That Martha Cowl looks lusciously warm. I love your fingerless mitts too, especially the colour.
    I love orange but it is hard to find wearable shades that are not too fluorescent. I like the bright, cheerfulness of orange but also the earthy and sunset tones. Your mitts are a beautiful, totally wearable shade. Do you find it hard to source any particular colours?
    Did you get that last bit of spinning done before the New Year?
    I trust you had a fun and magical Christmas with your little ones and a happy New Year celebration. May 2013 bring lots of yarny goodness your way.

  3. I wear the handwarmers constantly! I put them on my blog yesterday! I also just sent the pattern to one of my co-workers who was admiring them the other day. She has been knitting mainly socks, but I think she's looking to branch out!

    Thanks again for the awesome gifts!!