"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Hawaii Knit FO's

I have two FO's to share today. First, we have the simple lace cowl/neck warmer.

Purple Stacked Eyelet Cowl

Pattern: Stacked Eyelet Cowl by Ami Madison
Size: One size fits most

Yarn: Jojoland Melody Superwash
Content: 100% Superwash Wool

Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 5.

Cast on: November 24, 2011
Bound off: December 8, 2011 in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Comments: It only uses one 50g ball of yarn. I used fingering weight, though the pattern calls for sport weight.

I did make one change in the pattern. I added 6 rows of garter stitch at the beginning and end so the edges don't curl.

A super easy pattern that would be great for a beginning lace knitter. 


Next, we have the fingerless mitts that I made for my Dad for Christmas.

Fingerless Mitts for Dad With Deer

Pattern:  Jeff's Mitts by Lorraine Ehrlinger
Size: Mens

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Content: 100% Superwash Wool

Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 5.

Cast on: November 28, 2011
Bound off: December 12, 2011

Comments: I really like this pattern. It's well written. It has a nice thumb gusset.

The cuff is done in 2x2 rib.

The mitts are kind of plain, so I decided to duplicate stitch deer on the back of each mitt. The chart can be found on KnitPerfect.com

Not the best embroidery job I've done, but I think Dad will be happy with it.


Didn't go to Rathdrum Knitalong yesterday or Yarnies today because I'm still sick. I think the worst is over. I definitely feel much better now than I did this morning. Now it's just an annoying cough.

Yarnies has been permanently cancelled at CDA Yarn and Fiber. In other words, we won't be meeting there any more, at the owners request. We'll figure out a new meeting place and resume our weekly get-togethers after the holidays are over.

I was pretty angry when I was given the news today. Her reason was that she can't get any work done because we want to visit with her while we're there. I've never heard of a yarn shop owner who felt 'bothered' by a knitting group that meets at her shop and spends money before. It is rather insulting. I will abide by her wishes. It's her shop. I am very disappointed, though.

Well, I've got laundry to take care of, so until next time

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. I'm glad you like the mitt pattern. I based it on my favorite mitten pattern.

  2. What a handsome deer! I'm sure your dad will love the mitts. =) Love the color of the cowl!

  3. Love the deer on the mitts, nice touch! Sorry to hear about your meeting place, that happened once at my LYS, but I think it was because the group meeting was taking up all the parking spaces, so people coming to shop couldn't get in.