Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Scarfin' It Down

I'm lovin' the fact that Momcat has taken to knitting in such a big way.  We may have to change the name of the blog to The Crafty Cat soon!

Here are the scarves she completed since taking the beginners' knitting class a couple of months ago.  The first one, with the most mistakes, belongs to Momcat. All the others are gifts and were made from the "Ribbed for Her Pleasure" pattern out of the Stitch 'n Bitch book.  The first two pictures were posted on the blog before.

(Momcat's first ever knitting project.)

(Daughter-in-law Niki's scarf. She picked out the yarn herself. Strawberry Smoothie.)

(Basic heather gray scarf)

(Neck warmer made from Kaffe Fasset yarn.)

(Kim's scarf. She loves it with her black coat.)

Momcat has a little bit of arthritis in her right hand. I think it's from years of doing cross-stitch and needlepoint. Knitting for several hours a day really made it flare up. There are several varieties of therapeutic gloves on the market so that's a purchase that needs to be made. If any of you own a particular pair that you recommend I'd love to hear from you.

In the meantime, we'll head to the sewing machine for awhile to give that hand a rest.



Pat said...

I love ALL those scarves!

Jen said...

Wow, I learn something new all the time. I didn't know Kaffe did yarn too. I'm finally getting used to his fabrics.

Infinity Quilter said...

Your scarves turned out great! Love the bright colors. I didn't know Kaffe did yarn either. It's probably better that way. ;0)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The scarves are beautiful! Love the colors.

Jennifer said...

I like Kaffe's yarn a lot more than his fabric! Hope you can find some good gloves that work!