Knits for the menPosted: July 13, 2011
I’ve been busy knitting knits for my men. They all have something new and warm and woolly now.
The first beanie was too big for hubby so eldest son happily claimed it…
So the next day I set about knitting another beanie which would hopefully fit hubby. Again another Wooly Wormhead pattern but this time in Icelandic Lopi mmmm, snuggly warm.
Youngest son then decided he would quite like a scarf and as it was his birthday last weekend I couldn’t refuse. I didn’t have any black aran weight yarn in my stash so I ordered 5 balls of Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran in coal from the Woolbaa that night and sent hubby to collect it the next day as he works near there. I decided to use Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s one-row handspun scarf pattern because it’s reversible and I really like it.
He gets the “moon tan” from me, I tried several times to take photo’s in different areas and they all had that, I’m a stranger to daylight look. Any tips Damian? The scarf was completed 2 days after his birthday and he’s very happy with it because it’s not itchy. The grass looks that vivid because it’s just rained.
I’m now occupied with secret gift knitting and will be for a few weeks so there will be no sneaky peeks until they are with the recipients. However, on Friday I’m going with some of the Richmond Knitters to Bendigo wool and sheep fayre so I hall have heaps to show and tell after that. It will be my first time and I am giddy beyond belief. There will be sheep and fibre and yarn and all manner of woolly stuff, I believe camelids too but… meh! The men are a tad worried that I might come back with a sheep or three but as vivid as the grass looks after rain I think perhaps it is insufficient to sustain even one sheep. Perhaps we could move before next year’s Bendigo though.