Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Things

Back to knitting!! I've actually been pretty busy on the knitting front, just not on the getting pictures from hubby front. However, he did get them to me yesterday, so I will try to catch up, but I will do it in small doses. First are the two helmetliners that I did for our Marine and his buddy, Ben.
I made Alex the black one, which is being modeled by my youngest son, Eric.
This was made from Shepherd's Wool, made right here in northern Michigan at Stonehedge Fiber Mill.This yarn was just simply "Yummy."
It was just buttery soft, and it worked up like a dream. It is 100% wool, which is required by our military. I am trying to think of something to make for me out of it. I made Ben's out of Cascade 220.
It is being modeled by my son Greg. I wanted to see how the two compared. The Cascade is a great yarn, but the Shepherd's Wool won handsdown for softness.
They both turned out great and the pattern was different than anything I've ever done, but not hard at all. It is a very well written pattern. Check out my Ravelry notebook for all the details.
The blue scarf was a quick gift for a friend at church. I had some leftover yarn from this... A beautiful flower motif scarf that I made for Anna for Christmas.
It was crocheted and quick to make. It looks longer than it is. Anyway, back to the blue scarf....sorry. I used the leftover Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky and size 17 needles. Turned out nice and long, enough to wrap around several times. I made her a dishcloth too, but don't seem to have that picture yet. I'll share when I do. I guess that's it for now, I have lots more to share, but I don't want to bore you all in one post. As usual, thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and I hope you visit again soon.


Tea said...

Suzanne, it's so good hear from you! Those helmet liners are wonderful, and I'm sure they are greatly appreciated. (Keeping your son in my prayers & will pray for Ben, too. What would we do if not for prayer and the Word.)

I need to try some Shepherd's Wool yarn..very nice.

I LOVE the flower scarf, it's SO pretty. You've been very, very busy. Take care. :)

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

I like the helmet liners and the crocheted scarf. The colors on the scarf are really nice!

Rebecca Jo said...

LOVE IT ALL!!!! The scarf is beautiful too! And for me, you can NEVER get a scarf too long!!! its great!

Love all the head wraps too... a must need with all this weather!

Lindsay Hicks said...

Hi Aunt Suzie!

I was just wonderiing if you got the pictures via email? I sent them when our computer was having trouble and I'm not sure if they ever got through or not.
Let me know! :)

Lindsay Hicks said...

We are praying for Alex!!!!
Proverbs 3:5