Wednesday, November 30, 2011

And the Holidays have begun!

They ugly but cute!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Knitted Mittens for Me!

I decided I needed new mittens for me. After perusing various patterns, I decided on Brier Twist as it is a flip-top mitten which will come in handy. (Handy. Get it? heh heh. I crack me up)

The first one is almost done. Thumb not finished , ends not woven in and there is something funky going on where the one side of the flip top meets the mitten. However I am confident that I can fix all that. Want to see a picture of my not quite finished mitt? Of course you do. You are a knitter! (I suspect. However if you are just popping by for the hell of it, welcome!)

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Same mitten, flipped open:

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The cuff is a bit longer than the pattern calls for, I wanted it that way, I hate scraping ice on the car and getting cold bits on my delicate skin.

This is just the first one. I still have to cast on the second! SMS anyone? (second mitten syndrome. related to Second Sock syndrome)


Friday, November 25, 2011

Fingernail Friday!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Winter Snow and Rain

I guess I was lucky the winter weather held off as long as it did. Today I went out to sweep the snow off my car and found this:
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Yup, freezing rain UNDER the snow. Blech


Monday, November 21, 2011

Fast Christmas Knit

This was a VERY fast Christmas knit. 6 days start to finish.

Yarn: Bernat Satin Solids

As the pattern name says, it is a tube sock, no heel to turn. Thus it is good tv knitting. Since the pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, it is a pretty substantial sock. I am planning on giving this pair to a friend of mine as "Slipper Socks". I am also thinking I may make myself a pair too.

The hubby said they 'look fancy' so I think I'm safe in saying that simplicity does not detract form the pretty.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Fingernail Friday


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Knitting

Almost done the Christmas knitting! last dishtowel:


Only instead of a dishcloth, I made it bigger for a small towel.

One more Christmas knit to go!


Tuesday, November 08, 2011


i have been remiss. I have more yarn I bought while I was in Italy and haven't shown it to you yet. Here is the next lot of interesting yarn:

It is very thick ribbon yarn with a 'traintrack' along one edge. I'm not even sure how to knit this, it was just interesting. I think you knit it through the traintrack part.
Here's a better picture of the yarn:

I'm thinking this may become a poncho or similar.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Another One!

Another dishtowel complete! That leaves me one to finish before Giftmas comes. I think I can, I think I can.....

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towel post

This is the Double Bump Dishcloth pattern, but done over 47 stitches and longer so that it is a dishtowel instead. Yarn is Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Ombre. ie self-striping