Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hoodie - Whole

Happy to report that the hoodie is complete. Methinks it came out rather well. And yet, we wonder what the nephew will think...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Knit fit for a Nephew

Over the past year or so, the Pilgrim has created a number of knits for the L-S O's adorable neice, the eight-year-old Princess Mary. Mary is more precisely a Pink Princess. Absolutely anything is fine by long as it's pink. And so, she has been the happy recipient of an exceedingly soft and fuzzy pink scarf with fringe, and a lovely pink, green and white striped cotton tank dress knit entirely in stockinette with pink garter stitch trim - very Lilly Pulitzer! What joy to create little things for such an adorable little one!

But, one doesn't want to neglect her older brother, the 13-year-old Matthew, now does one? It's just not so easy, though, to find a project or pattern that feels a right fit for a young, newly teen boy.

Enter the new book, Son of Stitch 'N Bitch - another little Christmas gift from the L-S O. How pleased was I to find the knit hoodie featured on the far-left side of the cover, below:

And in close-up here:

Perfectly suited, it seems, for an active 13-year-old, don't you agree?

Although the Pilgrim certainly approves of the brown version in the book, for Matthew I have chosen a largely gray (surprise) and blue scheme. And despite the fact that my gauge was wrong and I had to rip it out once and start anew, so far I think it's coming out rather well.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

And a little magic of my own

Resuming the big bind-off parade, one mustn't neglect one's own version of the "magic scarf." This one the Pilgrim knit just for himself. Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, knit long-ways. 400 stitches of pure garter love.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Scarf Magic

The Pilgrim received an inquiry as to how he got the stockinette to lay so flat. Indeed, the scarf is not stockinette, but single k1 p1 rib throughout. I have chosen not to block it, so it remains smushed together to resemble stockinette, yet lays impeccably flat.

I love this scarf. The L-SO has taken to calling it "The Magic Scarf" because, he says, due to its coloration it miraculously goes with literally everything.

Herewith, another view:

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Year - New Gear

With a tip of the Pilgrim hat, I bid each and every one of you a fond Happy New Year! Yes, after several weeks of hiatus and hibernation, we are back, and many thanks to those of you who have written to inquire of our wellbeing. Your kind words of encouragement are appreciated immensely.

And so, without further ado, let the bind-off parade begin.

Object 1: Above. Striped Scarf (with special nod to Jared). Noro Silk Garden, alternating stripes in similar colorways. The perfect stocking stuffer to feed the Long-Suffering Other's ongoing stripe fixation. And I am extremely happy to report that he L-O-V-E-S it. As he himself put it, it's his FAVORITE SCARF EVER.

But wait, there's more...

Tiger Stripe Socks for the L-SO. Stripey socks of any sort make for happy, if Long-Suffering, feet.

And what, you may ask, did the L-SO surprise me with?

Happy hands...