Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tag team knitting....

A few months ago I had re-taught my MIL to knit. After her first scarf I brought her 2 skeins of this yarn, cast on the stitches for her and went on vacation. She asked what it was for, I told her she was knitting a scarf for a Christmas present for her daughter. After one phone call with a question about the stitches, she had it done when I returned. Sadly, she can't knit any longer due to her hands.

Close up of the garter. She knits such even stitches...she really likes chunky weight yarns.
Garter scarf
Isn't the colors here just awesome....looks like Noro huh...

This picture can kinda give it away....it doesn't look too wooly does it?
Garter scarf

Enter me, um..like just last week. Mom, where's Sis's scarf? "In the box ready to be shipped to her...eeeek! She forgot I was planning on knitting a hat for her. So out of the box it comes and off I go to hopefully find another matching skein.

As you can see I did.
Side view of both
I really love this color combination! Wish it was mine.. Sister in law is highly allergic to wool, so whenever I knit for her I'm always looking for a nice substitute. I really didn't mind knitting with it. It is a 2 ply and you know how sometimes those 2 plys can mess with you. It is pretty soft too, especially knit up.

View from the top
Look at the top of that hat! Love how perfectly the colors stripe and sigh...just how the decreases look. Heck, they should look good, I had to do them 3 times! Totally my fault, but the pattern doesn't have stitch counts for the decreases, I so depend on stitchcountdecreases...yeah my crutch I know ;)

I'm really happy how the patterning still showed. I was afraid it would be lost in the striping of the yarn, but I think it just enhances it. Those big cabley like stitches are just saying "bam!" can you see me now!
Chunky Dean Street Hat
Chunky Dean Street Hat
Serenity Chunky Weight in Dark Forest
US 9 & 10 Circulars
Started December 7, 2009
Finished December 11, 2009

Here's the matching combo which is off in the mail on Monday.
All set
DD is so patient...LOL...I think she really enjoys modeling for me......well sometimes...

14 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

That's an awesome set! Sad about your MiL's hands. My mom is in the same situation. But she can still crochet at least.

Dee said...

That is an AWESOME hat. Good job on the knitting!

DPUTiger said...

Holy smokes, that yarn AND hat are just awesome! Very nicely done. "Team Z" Tag-Team for the win!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

What a gorgeous set!! And that last picture of DD, she looks fantastic! A model indeed!!

Sorry to hear about your MIL's hands...such a great scarf she knit!

MsKnottyKnits said...

That really turned out great, Z! The colors look really nice on DD, though I'm sure she doesn't want to hear that. ;-)

Cya Thursday?

My place? Spriters?

pat said...

LOVE this set - I just went and queued the hat!

Karen said...

What a great set. I love how you both teamed up to make it!! And yes, your MIL is a natural at knitting - such even work for a beginner!

Mag said...

Really excellent hat and scarf. What a great gift! (I saw the profile pic at first and I thought it was you for a minute!)

Monique said...

Nice!

Julie said...

What a pretty set and how nice that it was knit by both you and your MIL. Your SIL is very lucky!

Bezzie said...

Love them!!! That hat is amazing!

weezalana said...

What a fab set! Totally diggin' the way it striped up!

Lynn said...

What a great set!!!!! Glad you were able to find matching yarn.

Carol said...

Very nice....love the colors....