Another FO - Scarf for sister-in-law

This is a scarf made from Tonalita, from Trendsetter Yarns 52% wool, 48% acrylic.

The pattern came free with the purchase of the yarn. I think I made more curlycues than what the pattern required, but I liked them.

The scarf was made for my Sis-in-law mainly because I didn't get her bathrobe done in time for Christmas. I thought this might tide her over until I am finished with it. She loved it!!!

This is the label of the Tonalita yarn but the ball of yarn here is a different colorway from the one used for the scarf above.

I have started a Chemo Cap for the Caps for a Cure project. Free pattern here. I need to make at least 1 per month and I would like to make more items for charity. The Berroco Chinchilla yarn is wonderfully soft and when my mother had lost her hair to cancer treatments, the Chinchilla was wonderful against her bald head. The drawback is that it is Dry Clean Only due to it being 100% Rayon. In the Caps for a Cure project, they prefer them to be machine washable but I can tell you my mother didn't mind dryclean only when it came to comfort on her head. (I wonder if the Dryel that is on the market would work?) I am knitting this on Size 8 Knitpicks Harmony, 16" circ.

First FO's for 2008

I've been working on the bibs for a little while, I always have one in my project bag. The sweater and booties were kind of last minute and the whole package is for a very special woman.
I cast-on with a picot edge to one of the bibs and I like the effect. Of course, they are all done in cotton so that they are easily washed. The sweater and booties are made from Sirdar's Snuggly Bubbly and is washable as well.


View from my kitchen window.
I love it out here!
We actually had snow in middle Tennessee on New Year's Day. It didn't stay around for long but we probably got about 1/4".

I'm almost done with the baby gift package. I still have to seam the sweater but otherwise I will package it up and it'll be ready to go. I'll take a picture of the complete package and add it later.

The lace scarf, design from the book One Skein Wonders. Given to Wanda for Christmas 2007.
Yarn used is Zephyr, 50% silk, 50% wool. It's not perfect but she loved it.

Ignoring the fact that they both look as if they've been goosed, this is Wanda wearing the scarf on New Years Eve. She received lots of compliments.