Thursday, October 11, 2012

for here, to go

Hi there, Ocotober!
SO nice to see you!

I have a couple of things on the needles which I am super happy to be knitting.
My here project, meaning the one that is mostly staying at home, is "devotion".  (Love that.)
A short sleeve pullover to throw over t-shirts.  Mostly stockinette with a little cable detail at the top of the front and back.
It's out of the Classic Elite Yarns book, "The road not taken".  (Love that, too.)  There are some really great patterns in this book.  A little bit of color work, cables, sweaters, vests, mittens and a hat.  Love all of the natural colors they used. 
My "to go" project, which will just hang out in my car, are these adorable mitini mitts. 
Okay, the packaging is so darn clever.  I LOVE IT!  SO creative, vintage, old time pattern like.  Almost too cute to even break open to knit.  Almost.
They are out of Blue Sky's Royal Petite yarn and pattern collection which includes seven accessories.  All super easy to travel with.
And the yarn is super yummy to boot.  100% Royal Alpaca.    
Love a little project like this.  I thought the "kit" would make a great gift for knitty friends, too.  

Have a beautiful weekend!

15 comments:

Danette said...

Lovely projects! Will look forward to seeing them finished.

Bonnie said...

I just finished knitting Blue Sky's Baby cable hat out of the yarn. It's absolutely delicious!.

sapphireblue said...

They are going to look wonderful.

It's nice to have a stay home project and one to go. I have a sweater I am finishing, but it's too big to carry around. I have a neck warmer to carry around.

Maria said...

I really like 'devotion'...perfect for layering. :)
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Suzanne said...

Lovely to see your photos and hear your voice, Leslie. xo

opportunityknits said...

Those mitts are cute, and the packaging is so pretty!

Anita said...

Hi Leslie,
With so many nice shades of yarn and great patterns around....it's no wonder us knitters can't put our knitting needles down! lol
Cheers, Anita.

From All Stitched Up said...

Your projects are always well picked. You do so well with classic elite yarn and patterns.I just saw the blue sky alpaca kits they are very sweet.

Tani@Tagana Rose said...

All your projects look very gorgeous!

Eileen said...

Love your projects and their names.... Good to see you on the blog again.

Maureen said...

Hi Leslie! LOVE both projects - am so happy to see you knitting again! Too many projects...never enough time! Enjoy!!!

Lori ann said...

oooh, i'm so happy you shared these, i'm off to buy the mitts immediatly! and the sweater is adorable too!

Elizabeth Soule said...

Really like the devotion sweater. You always have such great taste in patterns!

Kristyn Knits said...

I always want to knit what you're making. If I had your skills, I'd be such a copy cat. Love "devotion". It's just your style. I love how you pick perfect projects for yourself. xoxo

riotyarn said...

Looks like a fun knitting book. This time of the year is the best time for knitting :)