Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ah....The Sights And Sounds Of Fall....

As I sit here listening to the North wind knocking at my door in my favorite season of the year, I am reminded of one of my favorite book series, Harry Potter.  I enjoy the sites and sounds of fall and the beginning of school and the relief that weather changing from heat to cool fall weather brings.  The books remind me of this time of year and bring back fond memories of discussing the books with friends and then watching as the movies brought the books to life. This book series helped me when I was recovering from a bad infection and it was a wonderful escape.  I think I devoured them faster than I think I have ever read a book series.  So when one of my friends at work asked me to knit a scarf for her son to wear at Halloween, I couldn't help but say yes.

So below is a picture of the scarf that I finished last night.  It was a fun project and made me want to sit in front of the fire and read the books again with a hot steaming cup chocolate.  

I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Wool in Hollyberry and Semolina.  I used size US 8 needles.

So now I am off to knit the next project....ah the holiday knitting frenzy ;)

100 points for Gryffindor!

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Bit Of Fun for Little Halloween Costumes

Ah, the fall has finally arrived to North Texas this week and it has been a wonderful relief.  I have been busy knitting especially since the holidays are going to be soon upon us, but I have not blogged in a little while and for that I apologize.  However, you should see a few projects starting with this post.  

A couple of weeks ago I finished this project for one of my friends at work.  We were looking at patterns and a picture came up of a minion hat and she asked me if I would make one for her nephew.  They are planning for him to wear it at Halloween.  It looked like a fun project so I said of course.

This project was intriguing, because it used not only knitting but also some crochet.  I haven't crocheted in a while so it was fun to try and remember how again.  I used some lovely yarn I found online from Knit Picks.  

I used their Brava Worsted Yarn in Canary, Black, Cobblestone Heather and White.  It is an acrylic yarn knitted on size US 8 needles. 

I am now off to knit the next costume know Halloween is upon us!