The mitten tree at Mind's Eye Yarns is up and starting the collection for Somerville Family Network. Shown at the right is the 32 stitch scarf started last Sunday night. It's a k2 p2 rib done with one skein of Cascade 220. So it's a dual-purpose scarf. Yes, some kid will be warm, but it will also serve as an illustration for knitters coming in wondering "how much yarn do I need to make a scarf?" If they want it wider or longer, they should get two skeins. It's slightly longer than the Alice Starmore Book of Fair Isle, the Barbara Walker 2nd Treasury, Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Without Tears and the 12th volume of Weldon's Practical Needlework, laid end to end. Yes, at the end I ran out of twenty dollar bills to lay down for scale.
At the left is the 4th interpretation of the Dairy Queen hat in worsted. It kept the same longer cast-on from the 3rd interpretation, but restored the number of rows before the decreases start. This one is much larger and looser than the 3rd, but, as always, it should fit someone. It is posed on a one-liter Poland Springs bottle.
I've moved on to Lucy's warm ribbed winter hat
in Pastaza, again as an illustrative sample. And Himself's sweater is making some progress again. Just this morning it has moved from row 70 to row 82.
And, just to mention, today is one month to Christmas. Ahem.