Monday, December 11, 2006

Alex and his hat

I finished the hat for Alex in early November, I think, but didn't get it to him until late November. Now, in the middle of December I am finally posting pictures. Hurray!

This was the hat I knit three times. It was knit from Colinette Graffiti in Blue Parrot. I don't remember what the needle gauge was.

Today I started knitting my first pair of socks for Miss Fi. I was lucky enough to get the Fig and Plum colorway from Yarntini in 100% superwash merino.

It is absolutely lovely. It is so springy and pinchable. The colors are perfect. And she sent me a yummy little pot of Chocotini lip balm as a gift. Thank you Jessie!

Last but not least, I took this picture a few weeks ago.

It was such a beautiful morning and I wanted to share it with everyone. If you squint your eyes and tilt your head just so, you may be able to make out the partially snow covered mountains on the horizon. I wish you could actually see them.

Off I go to work on those socks!

p.s. I received an email back from the chocolatier Michel Cluizel. Here is the full text.

After asking the Cluizel family, the assured that prior to working with a plantation, they request a written engagement that their plantation is not using "children, who are subject to slave labor conditions".
We try to get all the necessary guarantees that human rights are respected.
Thank you for your concern.


Villapallo said...

Thanks for visiting in my knit-blog. You too have wonderful knits:-)

Pikku- Kettu said...

That's such a cute little hat! And some pretty awesome scenery.

Good luck with those socks! :)

Judy said...

Hello there :-)
Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind offer of a swop for the pattern from Knitpicks. A swop should be fair so what would you like?
Are you a spinner? Would you like something a bit different? How about welsh blackface /tussah silk top? I also have some spun BFL laceweight yarn that I could send you, or dye it first to your favourite colour. I could spin you a mystery yarn in your favourite colours. Secret parcel...
Maybe you like Addi needles and they are expensive in the US, they are cheaper here!
Just a few ideas to get you thinking what you would like.

The Spindling Scot said...

Hi Craftydabbler :-)
Yes I am still on for the swop if you are? I did send an email to you with a piccie of a robin's egg to confirm your colour choice. I will most likely dye on Tuesday if that is the colour.