Sunday, August 25, 2013

A pair

Finally a matching pair!  I knit three of these amazingly simple fingerless gloves.  Cast ins the same, row counts the same, but clearly knit at different points in time.   Tension much different.   So ended up with 3 different sized fingerless gloves.  Finished mitt 4 yesterday.   Hurray!  It matches one of the existing gloves.   I have enough yarn left for another mitt, so hopefully it will also result in a match.  If not I will give up, frog and start over.   I just can't count on someone with different sized hands being the recipient.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


When you are out if creamer does using cool whip count as a Mcgiver moment?

Affectionately finished

I finished my Color affection shawl.  I used Lionbrand sock yarn.  The big skeins, you know the kind one skein makes 2 socks.  It was nice to work with, washed up beautifully.  It even blocked out nicely. I did a no traditional blocking.  Hung it on the clothes line at the cabin.  Gentle breeze.  Used the weight of wooden clothes pins to stretch it out.  It worked great!
I cranked out a basic cowl out 2 skeins of donated yarn. Both were wool thick and thin variegated yarn.  With almost a roving feel.  I love the shades of blue and yellow together.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Another hat. Another donation.

Continuing on the path of stuff out the door.  Finished another hat loosely based on the pattern, in grey and yellow.
For some reason the picture looks blue rather then grey.  
Down to the last two rows of my color affection shawl. Yahoo!   I enjoy mindless knitting, but I'm growing weary of this pattern.

Another load of stuff out the door to charity.  A pickup today.  A drop off next week.  That's about it. Gave a dresser, Christmas tree and some misc, to the neighbor for her daughter.  Gave all the accumulated, new still wearing their tags beanie babies to the local police.  They keep them in squad cars to distribute to children in stressful situations where the police are involved.  Accidents, domestic etc.  It is nice to know that they will be used for good.  Passed on a bit more of my stash.  I can't get it knit for charity, but others will.  

Dd2 helped with more house prep.  It seems endless.  Especially when it feels like I've been trying to make 50 lbs of flour fit in a 5 lb sack.   

Finished another sweater and hat for Bundles of Love.  Minnesota Vikings colors, planned not just accidentally garish color combo.  The hat ended up very cone head like, but I doubt that the new mom receiving it will see the reference to the early days of SNL.  

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Finished a couple more hats for Pine Ridge reservation for the Rav of 40s kal.  This was one of those patterns that are easy but produce a complicated finished product.

Color me bright #108. By Cabin Fever

Plus they were a great way to use up some scrap wool.

Monday, August 5, 2013


I'm ready to try on my airy top down sweater.  I'm knitting it with some lovely Interlacments hand dyed rayon.  A gift from dd2.  The pattern is from interweave.

Ready to sew the buttons on another  baby sweater for bundles of love. 

I've begun section three of my color affection shawl.  The short row segment.  Other then how fiddly it is to juggle three colors of yarn it is going well.   I'm not crazy about the way the top edge looks.  So if I have enough yarn I will pick up stitches and give it a different edge.  

Knit lit

I own a bunch of knitting books.  Patterns, how to's, you know standard knit lit.  I've read several adult books about knitters.  Knitters who form deep friendships and solve life crisis over their needles.  Knitters who solve murders.  And even knitting themed children's books.   

I just purchased my second knitting themed children's book.  The title drew me in.

How can you not love a books about a child gifted with horrible sweaters.