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Crafty Corner: Sweater & Phoenix Gauntlets

I finished the Storybook Baby Hoodie I’d been working on all of last week on Sunday. It didn’t turn out as small as I was afraid it would.

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I’ve gotten better with the seaming, doing it on the wrong side and turning the piece inside out. Still had a little trouble setting the sleeves into the sweater, but I think I got it figured out.

Yesterday I started on the Phoenix gauntlet pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. These aren’t the first fingerless gloves I’ve made. The other ones I’ve done though have all been short ones. This pattern comes with instructions for three different sizes: mini, midi, and maxi. The mini are about the length of my other ones; just past the wrists. The midi, which are the ones I’m making now, should come to about my elbows, I’m thinking. Or at least mid-arm. The maxi looked like they’d be a little too long. Plus they would have needed an extra skein of the yarn.

I only have the first half of the first one knitted so far.

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Crafty Corner: Hat & Sweater

Last week I finished the Baby Pom Pom hat I was working on.

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One tassel is a little shorter than the other. Oops. Still it turned out cute.

After I finished that, I started the Storybook Baby Hoodie from Lionbrand yarns. I didn’t actually have any Pound of Love yarn. I decided to use another large skein I had, but it’s actually a lightweight yarn instead of worsted weight. So, it’s probably going to turn out a little smaller than the pattern indicated. But, a lot of the instructions for the pattern have you knit until a certain length, so that should help. If nothing else, it would make a nice sweater for my daughter’s dolls. 🙂

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The back section is still on the needle and the right front is on the stitch holder. I’m hoping to have this finished sometime this week.

Crafty Corner: Halloween & Winter

I had a longer post title, then figured this fit just as well. I have been concentrating this last month or so on just getting one project at a time done. If you follow my writing updates as well, you’ll know this is a problem I have in just about every aspect of my life, or at least creative life. But, it’s something I’m working on.

I did a Halloween-inspired bib and wash cloth set, both with Peaches & Creme cotton yarn in bright orange. The pattern was designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick over at Down Cloverlaine

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I also finished a little sweater this month that was in a magazine my mother-in-law gave me. This one was knitted with Simply Soft yarn in soft green.

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And a scarf that was in the book I used to learn crochet:

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And a hat I just finished last week from a pattern by Jennie Harrell I had queued on Ravelry

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My crafting is picking back up now that the weather is turning again. So, I may be doing these posts a bit more often. I try to finish at least one project a week. Depending on the project that doesn’t always happen though.

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