Friday, February 27, 2015

Off the Needles

A couple of projects were finished this week, and both were fun in different ways.  When I saw the pattern for Music Mitt, I knew just the person who needed them.  We have a very talented person in our choir who is an accomplished pianist and composer, and she is always complaining about cold hands.  Here is my solution:



She loved them and told me she can even play the piano with them on . That was good news!

This yarn is called Jester and was really fun to work with as it always kept you guessing as about when the next pom pom would show up. The pattern is called Mistake Rib and looks the same on both sides which is a great stitch pattern for a scarf.  I chose to keep the pom poms on one side for ease in wearing.  I needed two skeins, and it appears as if the color sequence on the pom poms is slightly different.  It would have been interesting to have had a third skein to see. Check Patchwork Times to see what others are knitting.

18 comments:

swooze said...

Cute projects!

kathy b said...

Judy

What a lovely gift for your musical pal!

How thoughtful.

I love the poms scarf! So cute and cheerful!

Still freezing and lots of white snow here!!

Sharon Massena said...

FUN, FUN, FUN. I like them both. I'm needing to do a pair of gloves, but only just started.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the Music Mitts and the pom poms look like notes of music! blessings ~ tanna

Ramona said...

Oh my gosh!! What fun yarn! The pompoms are on the yarn?? I have never seen that. Your mitts are lovely... what a nice gift for your musician friend.

Nancy said...

I've seen the poms yarn before, but this is the first time to see a finished object knit with it - fun!

Araignee said...

What cool projects! I have never seen that pom pom yarn before. That's just crazy cute. As for those mitts, they are just perfect. You are such a good friend!

Dar said...

What a nice thing for you to do in making those musical mitts for your friend. That was a perfect solution.

Your pom pom scarf is too cute. I've never seen that type of yarn before.

karen said...

beautiful mitts and how nice she can play the piano while being snuggly warm :)

SueR said...

I thought the pom pom thing was a scarf but had to read the comments to be sure, duh! I've never seen that yarn either. Fingerless mitts for a musician--perfect!

Nancy Kay said...

The music mitts are the cutest ever!! And I know your musician friend is LOVING them.

I've not seen the pom pom yarn, but it sure knit up into a cute project.

Caffeine Girl said...

Those are the perfect mitts for a musician!
I hope we get to see the scarf knitted with the pompon yarn. Is the yarn hard to knit with?

desertskyquilts said...

I love the music mittens - how cool you are!

elns said...

Great projects, so personalized!

Merry said...

What a fun scarf with the pom poms....must have been a bit tricky knitting when they came along. Wonderful mittens too.

Dee said...

Cute mitts and just perfect for a chilly piano player.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm sure your musical friend is happy for warm hands! What a fun scarf that pom pom yarn would be... I've been away from blog surfing for some time now, but it's good to see you're still as busy as ever. Enjoy the sunshine!

Becca said...

They're lovely! I still LOVE the pair you made for me.