Thursday, December 11, 2008

There is Knitting

Believe it or not, there is knitting happening at Willow's Cottage. In fact, there are even Finished Objects!

I knitted this horse shoe lace scarf from the 2 oz of alpaca/merino blend fiber I bought at the Weavers and Spinners Guild Open House. I spun it DK weight and although I thought about dyeing the fiber, I left it the natural color. I love the grey with silver highlights.



This stocking cap is made from Simply Soft 100% acrylic. Blue, brown and white. I chose acrylic because it's washable and indestructible. It is going in a package to Uganda as a Christmas gift for the young man we have sponsored for several years. We are including a little photo album so he can save our pictures, a set of good quality bed sheets so he will be comfortable in his school dorm bed, some money for a new set of school uniforms and letters to encourage him and remind him that his photo lives on the front of our frigerator and that we are thinking of him and praying for him.



For the knitters among us, I will show a close up of the slip stitch I used for the pattern just above the hat's hem.

To say that life at Willow's Cottage has been busy would be an understatement. I hope to post my Fave Fives later this afternoon.

12 comments:

Jules said...

You are so clever!!! I agree - the grey is beautiful!!!

Knitting Linguist said...

The knitting looks great! I love that undyed wool... :)

Yolanda said...

Thanks for stopping by willow and have a wonderful weekend.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful work Willow. You are amazing...

Dorothy said...

That scarf is just gorgeous, Willow! I like the hat too but the scarf is so beautiful!

M.Kate said...

Hello Willow, I can imagine you being super busy during this time. Those knitting are just beautiful..I did dabbled in knitting a very long time ago, failed miserably hehe..OH, thanks for sponsoring someone in Uganda, you are just so kind and superb. Terima kasih :D

Marg said...

Oh, that tuke is a keeper, colors and all. I love your stuff.
Charles and Charlotte are kicking up a real storm today.
They know something is in the happenings.

Monica said...

That scarf is just beautiful. And I love that shade of blue on the hat.

Melanie said...

Hi Willow- beautiful scarf. I'm sure the hat will be appreciated. I have a little something for you on my blog as this post is full of what Christmas is about and what the rest of the year should be about. :-)

Alison Boon said...

beautiful work.

Mama Mia said...

LOVE the scarf! Can you email me the pattern or something, I'd like to make it for Tim's Grandma.

Kathie said...

Beautiful! Love the natural color scarf.