This morning it was cold enough to wear a coat (though it had warmed up by noon.) Every year at this time I seem to go through an accessory period. First of all, I’ve started some mittens.
These are the Herringbone mittens (PDF file link.) The colors are actually more subtle – the purple is a heathered lavender, not electric purple… silly camera. I’m using lamb’s pride worsted for the contrast color and cascade 220 for the main color. I love lamb’s pride, while I wouldn’t want a scarf from it, I think it’s a lovely mitten yarn. So soft and fuzzy!
Other accessory projects in my queue:
Gretel, knit in Moda Dea Silk n wool left over from my chanson en crochet.
Squirrely Swedish Mittens – in knitpicks sock yarn. So cute!
Silk Garden Beanie – because I have one lonely skein to use up!
Maine Morning Mitts – Because I need short fingerless gloves, all mine are long.
La Gran Mittens – because they look fluffy and wonderful! I want to make mine striped.
Grace Lace Beret – I have lots of this yarn.
Instant Gratification Scarf – in manos? I have an extra skein of the one I made Gem with…. I also might get some malabrigo aquarella.
Scrappy lengthwise scarf – because I have a lot of leftovers.
Luxe neck warmer – because I bought the coat below, and now I need something to fit inside the neck when it gets cold.
Finally, I’ve swatched for a new knit, peterson from Rowan 42 in Elann Highland chunky.
The photo from the mag is awful (what is up with the styling?) so I never would have given it a second thought without ravelry! Go here to see it looking pretty.
I was not able to get 14 st/ 4 in, so I’m knitting a larger size – that’s ok, since I have 1300 yards of this yarn. No chance I will run out. The color I’m unsure of – is it teal? Purple? Turple? I think it will work for a vest, and I really want to use up stash right now. Guess I’ll try it and see!
12 thoughts on “Getting ready for the cold”
Great coat — can I ask who is the designer/maker, or where you got it?
Love that Peterson cardi! I’m off to queue it right now! Thanks for showing it!
What a great coat.
It was below freezing here this morning, I was glad to be wearing a luxe neck warmer until the sun warmed things up a bit again.
I so get it when you call that swatch Turple!!
My coat has a neck like that and I never did figure what to knit for under it last year – i went in the mitten direction – was thinking a cowl in a lighter sock yarn – I’ll wait to see how your plan works out and maybe be inspired? The herringbone mitts look lovely and i can’t wait to see the rowan – your knits are always so lovely, enjoy! thea
I love that yarn and am looking forward to seeing the completed project. I really like your choice of winter accessories. Thanks for introducing me to them, I’ve picked three of those to work on also.
What’s your experience knitting with Lamb’s Pride Worsted? I ended up buying 3 balls yesterday at a LYS for a second Talia from Knitty. Does it shed as much as people say?
I’m also working on Gretel too, except it took me a long time to get past tubular cast-on, and I’m still not sure if I’m doing it correctly.
P.S. That coat is so Audrey Hepburn! I love her style. =)
Uh oh, 2 more items queued on Ravelfy thanks to you list! It never ends. :p
Gaaah! I’m afraid to click on those links! Your mittens look lovely so far, and I’m psyched to try my first fair isle project!
Love the colors on the mittens!
I would have never taken a second look at that Rowan sweater/vest either but you are right, the folks on Ravelry did it proud. Makes me want to take a second look at it. And you will love the Luxe neckwarmers–they are so easy to knit and wonderful to wear. I made about a dozen last year for Christmas presents out of all kinds of yarns. And the Squirrel Mittens are a delight. Thanks for adding to my Ravelry queue!
I knitted Petersburg, and I love it 🙂 If I were to reknit it though I’d change the holes for the belt and add loops instead, the holes don’t look good 😛
That’s my photo of Petersburg on Ravelry that you linked to … thanks so much for the compliment! I love the Cocoon yarn, and get a lot of wear out of this piece. I look forward to seeing how yours turns out.