Monday, April 27, 2009

Mo Mohair

I am about 1/4 of the way done on the front of the mohair monster. It's moving much faster now, and I still do enjoy knitting it. The mohair is really drying my hands though.

The thing that kills it for me is having to sit with a chart to knit. I can't stare off into space then check my knitting and decide it looks okay, or needs x number of rows more (or less). I have to sit and watch, I know the pattern, but I forget to count sometimes and I know it's better for me to keep track with my chart. Oh, well.

Did I tell you that my mom wants one of these, too?

No photos, I'm too tired. Besides, last post I gave you an awesome go watch that again if you need to have a visual.

P.S. I bought my plane tickets for Sock Summit! Are you going?

Friday, April 17, 2009


Mo Rocca getting his lovely non-itchy sweater, and a quick shot of him with his mittens on!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Mittens for Mo

Mo Rocca that is. Well, this all started a few weeks ago, Mo Rocca mentioned his dislike of handknit sweaters..."They're itchy." Well, some of the knitters from Ravelry took note and the next week (I think), Mo issued a retraction. Norah Gaughan planned and coordinated a sweater that was knit and assembled by 4 fabulous knitters around the country. Read more about the sweater for Mo here on the WBEZ blog.

Franklin Habit was there and gave Mo a copy of his book It Itches.

Mo's mittens, Lamb's Pride Bulky #10 needles. Very simple, very quick. Just the thing when you make up your mind and buy yarn on Thursday, and need to have them finished by the next Thursday, and you're really busy with kids on spring break.

P.S. Mo is a knitter now. He knit himself a hat.