Monday, February 23, 2015

lots of knitting, lots of reading

I have been doing a lot of knitting since I posted last... so much that I do not even have pictures of everything.


This is the designer's picture of the mystery mittens I knit for DD2; mine were in green and grey. They turned out nice, but I have not seen DD2 wearing them yet.

Another friend's daughter is having a baby, so I knit a baby blanket:

Again, this is the designer's picture, I knit it in a soft white, to go with her nursery design. It turned out very nice and snuggly.


I finished these mittens for a friend (the pattern does not fit me; there are 3 more in the kit, so let me know)!


I started an advent mitten garland. This is the first one, with a playing card so you can see how big it is.


I knit a reversible neck warmer in brioche stitch. That was a very steep learning curve. I think I started it over 5 or 6 times before I found the YouTube tutorial. I like how it turned out, but I would like to do it in more subtle colors; I just have to find the right yarn.


I am currently knitting a lace shawl. Check out how tiny that ball of thread is! I have been worried since I started this that I will not have enough yarn, but it is so fine it goes a long way. Once it is blocked I will show how it turned out.

My next project will be Fox Paws:


Again, this is the designer's picture. I will be doing it in 2 shades of brown, turquoise, blue, and green. The scarf I have been wearing is starting to wear out, so I need a new one.

The 3 current/future projects are all from stash! It pays to organize your stuff, so you know what you have!

For reading I have been going through the Outlander series (again!), quite a bit of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, I am reading the James Benn series about Billy Boyle, a trouble shooter for Eisenhower during WWII; and the occasional romance.

DD2 bought the house next door, so she, P & C have moved there... I have to work on reorganizing my sewing room, and setting up their room for a guest bedroom! The new house is very cute!