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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mitts for Me!

I finished the fingerless mitts last week. It was a great way to use that odd ball of yarn I had lying around.  I used the mitten pattern in Ann Budd's "Handy book of Patterns" but left out the finger-tips.

I had enough yarn left over to fool around a bit.  So I made an impromptu mug-cozy-bookmark-headband-thingy. Fun!

Next up is hat #2 for my mom.  This time the darn thing better fit or it will become a hand bag.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2 fingerless mitts at the same time

I'm making myself another pair of fingerless mitts.  I love my first pair but it is (or is it "they are") so worn out!  These things are great at keeping my hands warm while allowing me to use my phone-and-podcast-player.

I decided to make both mitts at the same time, on 2 circular needles, from the same ball of yarn.  In other words, frequently tangled needles and yarn causing much gnashing of teeth.

Here is the beast, in its "harmless" state:

I hope to be done with them today so I can start my mom's hat (#2).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Half an inch

Ahh... I learned the significant of 1/2 inch yesterday.  I made a hat for my mom that turned out gorgeous.  Great colors and not bad knitting for my first fair-isle project.  But when my mom put it on, it was 1/2 inch too tight and 1 inch too short. Sigh... Back to the drawing board. I *will* make her a hat that fits!
Here's is the hat, which I shall be wearing now.

And poor Moose had to wear a cone for the past week.  He scratched his right eye somehow and it got all red and swollen.  For 4 days Mr. cone-head wobbled around and bumped into everything.  On one hand it was super  funny and cute, but on the other hand it was sad to see him so flustered.

But the cone is off now and his eye is all better.  Thanks to Dr D at Companion Animal Hospital!