Sunday, January 11, 2009

First knits of the new year

As the clocked counted down to midnight I knew I could get it done. I could feel it - the last knit of the year was about to be finished! They counted down to New Year.... 10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3..2....1 Happy New Year! And I just wasn't quite done... so this is officially my first knit of 2009 - finished about 12:05 am

Noro Two Row Scarf

Noro Two Row Scarf by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed fame
Yarn: Noro Kureyon in colors 195 and 157
Needles: Size US 7 Addi Turbos

I know I know - it's a fad knit and everyone is making one - but I had the yarn and I just cast on!

I love it!! The ribbing makes it squishy and awesome.

Noro Two Row Scarf

Noro Two Row Scarf

Noro Two Row Scarf

Noro Two Row Scarf

My second knit of the year was the "One Day Beret". I knit this in one day - on New Years Day!

One Day Beret

One Day Beret by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: My first handspun spun on my friend Nicol's wheel
Needles: Size US 9 Addi Turbos

I decided that I needed to actually knit with my handspun this year. So far I've really just been spinning it and then petting it once a while as it sits in a basket. Well my basket is overflowing! So I started with the first skein of handspun I ever made and knit this hat!

I love the increases at the top...

One Day Beret

I have really cool stuff to show you - more handspun and *gasp* crochet! Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

Wow they both look great. What a great start to the new year. Crochet??? Yikes, that is on my learn to do list for 2009.

Lisette M said...

I love the scarf and it is the first time I see it. The beret is pretty cute too. Can't wait to see your crochet project.

Anonymous said...

Those look beautiful! I knit one of those Noro scarves last year and love it. Ithink it was Yarn Harlot that was saying how even htough everyone makes one, they all look different and fabulous. Good job and congrats on a prolific start to 2009!

Stacey said...

Looks like you and Sarah have similar first FO's!!! Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

The scarf and the hat are both great!!
Go you for knitting with your handspun!!

Pheelya said...

Love the colors you chose for the scarf!!

mrspao said...

The scarf and hat look so cute on you!

jillian said...

Close enough to midnight!

Scarf and hat are lovely.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What a lovely hat and scarf! You always make such pretty things. Can't wait to see the (looking over shoulder to make sure no one is listening...and lowering my voice) Crochet! Happy 2009 to you...and may all your handspun find itself knitted! :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Love that pic of you modeling the scarf! You have such a fun, happy expression on your face!

Both the scarf and the hat look fabulous. It's nice to knit with your own handspun isn't it?

cici said...

awesome FO' are starting the year off great!

Zonda said...

Ohh..just love the colors in that scarf! Neat hat too!

maitai said...

the noro scarf is so gorgeous! do you carry the yarn up the side? i tend to hate knitting stripes because of this.

Ruth's Place said...

Late to the party, but had to say I love the scarf. The yarn in the hat is awesome, as are the top decreases.

I'm hanging out to knit with my handspun, but must finish some projects first...