Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Knitting in Winter

Here's the topic for week #2 of the Hot Cocoa Swap:

Now that we're in the thick of 'Winter'... has your knitting changed to match the season? Are you moving on from dishcloths, and tank tops to afghans, hats and mittens? Has your yarn changed from silk or cotton to wool, superwash or heavier cottons?

My knitting always tends to be a bit seasonal. It's not particularly comfortable to knit with hot wooly things in the middle of the summer, and I tend to want to do that in the winter...

However, I try to look ahead a little in my knitting. I'll probably slow down on the winter-related items soon. I don't want to get started on winter stuff if it starts getting too late to use it this year...

What am I currently knitting? I just finished this adorable felted bag for a swap partner (you make a bag and fill it with goodies for your partner), it's from the Vogue "On The Go" Felting book I received from my SP11 partner (thanks!). It's meant to be done in four different colors. But my partner really likes green so I thought I'd do it with two greens. I may make this again -- it's very cute and easy. And what's on the needles? [Not including old UFOs*].... the grown-up version of the Harry Potter baby hat I keep promising to Tommy (better get it done while the weather is still cold) and some quick wristlets/fingerless gloves for another swap package.

*UFO - unfinished object


Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Love the bag! I'm sure your swap partner will adore it!

Heather said...

Thanks so much! It was a cute quick pattern.

Anonymous said...

Great bag! It's in my personal project queue, and it's such an easy knit. Now that I see it in action, maybe I'll actually feel motivated to follow through. Thanks for the quick-knit inspiration!

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