Thursday, February 7, 2013

More Knitting

     It appears that I cannot get too far away from "Acorn to Oak" and a couple of Cheryl's projects. Since the blog party I have made four of the hand towels and just adore using them.
     I really "fell in love" with the Snuggle Sack Cheryl published which is a variation of Teresa Cole's  "Owlie Sleep Sack" on Ravelry. Doing my own variation: one of the Ravelry participants added three seed stitch rows to control the roll down of the stockinette stitch - so, I followed along with that option and added my own cables (instead of the Owlie kind) that I used in neck warmers a few years ago. It is a simple 3/3 (slip three on cable needle, knit three, then knit from cable) cable with k2, p2 on sides making a 12 stitch pattern for a beginning of 96 stitches (actually CO 97, with one bind off when joining in the round). 
     Since I leave Saturday for 12 days of fun in the sun with my sister and her husband, knitting can help during the flight layovers.
     My dear long-time friend, Judy, has another granddaughter on the way, scheduled for delivery on February 22nd, in Fairbanks, Alaska. This will make such a beautiful gift for newborn Ava.
     Unfinished... I am excited to make a matching cap, too.

Cascade 220 Superwash Quatro


The 3/3 cable variation, detail.


Two more inches and I begin the decrease.

6 comments:

Leslie said...

Well, that's a lovely piece of knitting. Great color and I really like the top edge.

Michelle said...

We're making a 12-hour round trip in our car over the weekend; I'm looking forward to the knitting time, too!

teri said...

I love this pattern, Karen, and the beautiful scarlet color as well. Perfect choice!

I thought of you while watching a recent episode of Top Chef, as they were in Alaska and cooking freshly-caught salmon.

Debbie said...

Have a wonderful holiday! Your knitting is beautiful.

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! I'm so flattered!

That's so cool how many towels you've made and that you're enjoying them so much.

I LOVE your snuggle sack! It's so cute!

Anne said...

Hello, my Dear! This is wonderful! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" party...it was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
So nice to "meet" you!
Hugs,
Anne