Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cashmerino Gaiters

I wanted a quick and easy take-along-in-your-purse type project that wasn't a washcloth.  Don't get me wrong, I do want to keep my stash of washcloths in good working order for all those emergency presents, but I wanted to do something else for a little while.  I had a whole bag of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in the undesignated stash, so I decided to make the super-simple Four Way Gaiter from One Skein Wonders.  There are at least 5 different people I am planning to make them for, maybe more.  The first one only took a couple solid hours of knitting time.  I did have to check my gauge and modify the pattern since it was written for dk weight yarn, but it came out super soft and comfortable.  I cast on 58 stitches on the one I made for me and I will probably do the same for the other girl one.  I cast on 62 stitches on the one I just started and will likely stay at that for all the guy ones.  

I spent last night tucking in ends on the baby blanket I made for my friend Brandi.  Since we are supposed to have lunch this week I'd like to give it back to her to keep this time.  (I gave it to her at the shower but took it away again to finish).  Anyway, I just love the texture of it, so I'll be posting pictures soon!  And I hope to get a picture of her wiggleworm in the blanket after she's born.  I always ask people for pictures of their kids in or with whatever I made, but I rarely seem to get them.  Oh well.  It would just be fun to have them and keep them in an album.  I usually also ask for pictures of the people I make afghans for with their afghans.  I get those more often, but lots of times its because I am standing there to insist.  

Ok, I should be getting ready for work and another lovely 100+ degree day.

1 comment:

Brandi said...

You will no doubt be receiving a picture of our sweet LG in your blanket. I can't wait to see her wrapped up in it and playing on it for years to come. :)