What's on Harry's Knitting Needles??? Part 2

Annnnnd we’re back….to me revealing all…everything that is on my needles. If you missed Part 1, just go to the menu bar, click on blog, and you can find that blog post just prior to this one. You may want to read it first.

Needles #8

O’Conner Cowl by Harry Wells, GoodforaBoy Designs

This is a really nice piece, reversible cables. Could be made as a scarf or seam it for a cowl. This piece was published in Knitscene, Fall 2015. Unfortunately, they didn’t really do any closeups of the piece, so I don’t think it really grabbed much attention. I have the rights back and will eventually make the pattern available for sale.

Yarn: Classic Elite Cerro, US Size 8 needles

Goal: Just get this sucker done! I’m really pretty close. This actually was to be a sample for the Northcoast Knittery when I was manager there, but when Classic Elite discontinued the yarn, suddenly the sample no longer became a priority and was put away in a bag. Ran across it again in the WIP basket.

O’Connor Cowl by Harry Wells, GoodforaBoy Designs.

O’Connor Cowl by Harry Wells, GoodforaBoy Designs.

Needles #9

Fish Net Tank Top by GoodforaBoy Designs (me!)

Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic Lite, US Needle Size 6

This began as a top to go with a pair of rather amazing crochet pants and platform zipper boots…someday you might get that story. Anyway, it didn’t get done in time and so went into a bag to be finished later.

Goal: SEXY FISHNET TANKTOP….yep, that’s the goal, as a retro pattern publication. I still plan to finish this and write it up…if I can figure out where I am in the pattern…I usually write down really clear notes for when I come back to something so I won’t be lost…but not sure on this one.

Sexy Fishnet Tanktop…well, it  will  be sexy eventually. Welcome to the 1970s!

Sexy Fishnet Tanktop…well, it will be sexy eventually. Welcome to the 1970s!

Close up of unblocked fishnet knitted fabric.

Close up of unblocked fishnet knitted fabric.

Needles #10

Granny’s Slippers

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Wool, US Size 7 needles

A colleague at work brought in a pair of bed slippers her granny had made her years ago and her granny has passed away. “Do you think you could copy these and make me a pair?” A quick examination and I said “SURE!, I can do that!” It’s been a pretty easy recreation, and the slippers are interchangeable, so you knit the same thing twice. Granny had used acrylic (big eyes emoji); I used superwash wool.

Goal: Complete this first. After all, a co-worker is waiting on it with cold feet. I will likely put this on Ravelry as a pattern. People want easy slipper patterns.

Granny’s original slipper. The button is on top of your foot, so imagine your leg in one of the holes, and the other hole is on the top of your foot.

Harry’s recreation of Granny’s slipper.

Harry’s recreation of Granny’s slipper.

Needles #11

Hidden Gusset Mitts by Mone Drager, published on Knitty, Issue 48, First Fall 2014

Yarn: Classic Elite Fresco I think.. Using US Size 2 needles.

Goal: No rush on these. I was intrigued by the gusset, and will knit it when I get a chance.

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Here is an image of the glove from the pattern on Knitty. Click  here  if you want to go to the pattern.

Here is an image of the glove from the pattern on Knitty. Click here if you want to go to the pattern.

Needles #12

Chevron Bandana Cowl by Harry Wells, GoodforaBoy Designs

Yarn: Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca, US Size 9 needles

I love this pattern. I really like the way the bandana keeps my neck warm and never needs readjusting like a scarf. Plus, a colleague told me “You look GOOD in that, like a fashionable cross between a cowboy and a biker.” Now that is enough motivation to make, oh, about a dozen of these.

If you want to look like a fashionable cowboy and biker all rolled into one, here’s the link to where you can find it: https://www.goodforaboy.com/all-patterns

Goal: Finish whenever. I already have one this color…I’ll probably donate this one.

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Needles #13

Valley Yarns Pattern #293 Herringbone Scarf

Yarn: Handspun Merino yarn, 2 ply on US Size 4 needles

I reallly liked the herringbone effect of this scarf in Valley Yarns photo. They were using lace weight 50% Merino, 50% Tencel in a light blue color on Size 2 needles. I started this a long time ago, and found the stitch pattern very tedious to knit at that time. Now might be different. But I also am not sure the pattern shows up enough in this yarn, which as 100% wool has more bounce (and less drape), and in this darker color.

Goal: Decide whether to rip this out. I’m pretty sure I will. Almost positive I will. Yep. I will.

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And that’s a wrap! I’ll keep you updated as these things get completed…likely on Facebook Good For A Boy Knitting and Instagram HarryWellsKnits, so if you haven’t yet liked (Facebook) or followed (Instagram), please do so!