Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Feeling Cozy

The thing about fall is that it's the beginning of the cozy weather!  Light a candle or if you are really lucky and have a fireplace light a fire.  The leaves are on the ground and it's the perfect weather for hats, scarves and mitts!   Here at Knits by the Sea we have a great class that we just added to our schedule coming up.  Learn to make a Smocked Hat!  This design is by our lovely local teacher Faye and she will show you how to make this neat hat in only 3 hours!  It's made with bulky wool so it knits up very quickly.  The hat pictured here is knit with Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky wool and alpaca blend.

Feeling the chill myself I have decided to cast on my first pair of Fiddlehead Mittens.  These have been very popular on Ravelry and there are tons of photos with all different variations of colours.  It is amazing to see how endless the options are.  These lovely mittens also have a liner knit into them which is great to add extra warmth and avoid your hands catching on all the little yarns inside.  Would love to hear from anyone else that has done these mittens before and see pictures!

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