Here’s some mittens I’ve made over the last several years.
Haven’t made any more mittens for a while. Never could quite get the thumbs quite right.
I have only finished one of my “in progress” projects in the last week. That one would be the fingerless gloves for my daughter. These ended up taking me just a little over 8 hours to finish, so a fairly quick project.
I finished the gloves on Friday, and on Saturday got the yarn to make my nieces’ slippers. I started the first one on Sunday. Spent about an hour on it. And another 2 hours yesterday. I have a little more ribbing to do then a few decrease rows for the toes, then I’ll do the rest of the bottom and the first slipper will be done. I’m focusing most of my knitting time on the slippers until they’re done. So, I will hopefully have this first pair done in a couple days and can start on the second pair(for my older niece).
I worked for about another 3 hours last week on the cowl/hood project, but haven’t made a lot of progress there. I think it is almost to the length it needs to be, but will probably take me at least a few more hours to complete. But, it is pretty much on hold until I get the slippers finished.
I still have the Fair Isle Baby hat from the Red Heart site lined up to work on next. Once I finish the slippers, I’ll be back to giving each of my projects an hour a day, since I can usually get 2-3 hours of knitting time in. Unless I get an order for something, then that gets all my focus. But, I got the yarn for this project over the weekend, so I’m looking forward to starting it.
I’m also going to be finishing one of my cause hats. I had gotten about halfway through it and ran out of the yarn I needed. And had the hardest time finding the right color anywhere I looked. Probably would have helped if I’d remembered where I bought it. But, I finally found it this weekend. So, this will be another one I will start(or pick back up) once the slippers are finished.
As always, if you see anything you like, or have an idea you want me to try, feel free to email me at email@example.com or visit my Facebook Page.
I read a blog post this morning with an interesting layout. It was actually a post about reading, but I thought it would work nice for my knitting posts as well. It had a section for what she had finished reading, what she was currently reading, and what she would be reading next. Like I said, I figured this would be something I could adapt for here. So, with that in mind:
I’ve been meaning to attempt this one for a while but just recently got around to it. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn(from Micheal’s) in Kelly Green. It’s a worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn. It took me about 10.5 hours total to finish it. A little longer than it usually takes me to make a hat, but with the cabling, it was a little more work. The pattern itself wasn’t all that difficult, just making sure I went the right way with the cables. I think it turned out really nice though. I made it in the smallest size and it still fit my 2 year old’s 90th percentile head. 🙂
I was inspired to do this one by a friend on Twitter, Lauren. Took me a little while to find a pattern I really liked, then I found this one which has a mug and sleeve version. I started with the mug version.
I am planning on starting the sleeve version sometime soon.
I found this pattern on Lion Brand Yarn. Once finished, it can either be worn around the neck or pulled up over the head as a hood. It is taking me longer to finish than I had figured though. Started it back on September 14. And have worked on it for almost a total of 14 hours. I think I am at least halfway finished with it, but it will still take me a little while to finish.
And the other project I’m currently working on. I put on the pair of fingerless gloves I’d made myself last year the other day, and my daughter decided she needed to have a pair as well. So, I found a pattern that had you measure the circumference of your wrist and use that for how long to knit this rectangle. Then, just seam the side, leaving a space for the thumb. I’m almost finished with this one, jsut have about an inch or less left to knit and seam the side then I have to make the other one. But, I should be done with it sometime this week.
I had a message from my sister on Facebook last night wanting to know if I could make slippers for her daughters like the ones our great-grandma used to make. I knew I had made a pair that were similar before, so I went in search of the pattern again. I found a few that were similar, but I compared them to the slippers I have that my grandma made like them. And they weren’t quite the same. But, I’m pretty sure I can adapt these patterns to what I want. I think this is the one I’m going to use: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-grandmothers-slippers
I found this pattern in an email from Red Heart and thought it would be cute. I don’t have the yarn it calls for right now, so will have to wait until after I go shopping and can get my hands on some of it.
So, that is what I have been up to lately. As always, if you see something you like, or want to see if there’s something I can make for you, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Facebook Page