Project Updates

In my fervour to get ALL OF THE THINGS knitted for Yule and Christmas gifts, I have burnt myself out a wee bit with the knitting. Mostly. I WAS going to take time for me and knit me all of the things that I have been putting off, however, I resurrected the group a friend and I made and well. … there goes that idea.  I now have, from this year alone so far – 3 hats (plain bulky hat, purple newborn hat, Traveling hat), one scarf (Ginger Rib), one shawl (Day 1 of the 5 Days 5 Mini Shawls challenge I did), and the first glove in a pair of (SImple) fingerless gloves started . . .though not finished. The shawl and one of the hats are for me. XD

This is the Traveling Hat I am working on. I’ve gotten another repetition of rows done since this picture, but haven’t worked on it in weeks. Why? I keep getting wrapped up in an online game I play with my husband and some friends. . .and cross stitching. Right now I am working on this pattern.

Not pictured are the words “May” and “Devour”. I also started on “Last” right after I took this picture. So . . .. while I want to get back to my knitting, this is a nice break. I am also listening to the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer while I stitch this – I find it not so oddly appropriate. While it isn’t in the Lovecraftian mythos, it has that kind of setting and vibe to it.  If you like Sci-Fi conspiracy things, I def recommend this trilogy (as I have listened to it so far, I’m only in the beginning of the second book). Or if podcasts are more your groove, still in the same vein, check out TANIS.

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Autumn Fingerless Gloves – Finished!

I have had this yarn for 4 or so years, wanting to do something with it, but waiting until I had upped my skills in knitting enough to do it justice. While in the picture one is clearly not done, as I write this I assure you I am wearing both. 🙂

This pair of gloves was different from my first pair. This time I used a thinner yarn – fingering instead of DK, so I used smaller needles – 2.25 mm instead of 3.37, not to mention more stitches – 70 instead of 39. I also went for ribbing instead of stockinette with a crochet lace on the wrist side. On my next pair of gloves, I would like to keep the ribbing on the finger side – I like the stretchiness of the ribbing – and do something different with the wrist bind off. Maybe a picot bind off? I’ll keep all y’all posted.

Oh, and I used this bind off for the thumbs by The Spruce.

All of the Gifts . . .

That I remembered to take pictures of. Not pictured is a yellow stocking hat with Grumpy embroidered just above the ribbing, a dark brown and teal Jana’s hat, and two Antler hats like the one directly below – only one black, and the other green.

The Antler hat, yarn unknown.

First Frost Hat – Loops & Threads – Charcoal

Owl scarf (pattern my own) – Paton’s Classic Roving – Grey

Owl Hat – Paton’s Classic Roving – Grey

Cabled Head Band and Flower, based off of linked patterns – yarn unknown, though discontinued

 

Messenger Shawl – Finished!

For Mother’s Day this year I did something a little different and took my Mom to Yarn Scout for her gift. She picked the Messenger Kit by Stephanie Shiman, a Wonderland Yarns kit. Though it took a couple months, I finished it in time (barely) for my parent’s 4th of July visit.

In which my brother wanted to be in the picture, so there is

his hand.

She really likes it. 🙂

The Promise of Daffodils

This weekend we spent at my husband’s family’s cabins – Deer Creek Cabins – continuing spring maintenance and post winter cleaning. On one of my jaunts around, I noticed the daffodils came back again. The glacier lilies have sprouts up every where as well. I predict that they will mostly bloom around Mother’s Day.

In further news, I finished the hat I was working on for my Dad – the #LOUDER – as he is a big Sea Hawks fan.  I know little about sportsball all the things, but I think he will like this.I messed up a little bit on the on the Beastquake bit, but if you weren’t comparing it to the graph, I don’t think you’d notice.