Naomi Jane Socks.

I am so excited about these socks!! I love them annnnddd… I’m wearing them right now.

These are knit toe-up with an afterthought heel.

I wrote a pattern for these which is available on Ravelry, Etsy and Craftsy. The pattern includes the following sizes:

(foot circumference) Child 5 ½” (6 ½”), Adult 7 ¾” (8 ½”, 9”, 9 ½”)

Since I have finished these I have cast-on a pair of toe-up socks for my 10  year old, which have hearts in them. I am not using a pattern for the socks themselves, but I have modified the heart chart by Susan B. Anderson, which you can find here, so that it works toe-up instead of cuff down. I am also putting two knit rows between each heart instead of one knit row. So far I’ve only gotten through one heart motif:

I don’t like the yarn, it’s very stiff and I’m hoping it softens after washing. I know the hearts will open more after blocking so I am trying not to worry about that right now. But the yarn itself…. super stiff and I don’t like it at all.

I have not made any progress on Hannah’s shawl or my sweaters, or Gillian’s sweater. I seem to be stuck on socks at the moment. Remember my list of 2018 Knitting Goals? Well I have decided to add to that: one pair of socks per month. We’ll see how that goes.

 

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Off my needles: multiple projects!

First I finished a pair of mittens to match Naomi’s hat and cowl. I used the basic pattern from a Craftsy class, but added the garter stitch and used a k2tog and ssl on the decreases at each end instead of k2tog even spaced around. I think they came out great.

I also designed a head wrap/ear warmers that I’m calling “Reversible Diamond Ear Warmers”. I know my names are so clever haha. This can be purchased on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy.

Then I made another Oats Cowl for my daughter Hannah.

Still on my needles: Gillian’s Flax sweater, Hannah’s Reyna shawl, and my Light Rain Sweater. Between work and home I don’t have a lot of time to knit, but I am slowly and steadily making progress.

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Lattice Mittens

The weather has been getting colder here over the last week or two and I figured I better make myself some mittens! This is actually the first time I’ve complete a knit project for myself. All my other knitting has been for my kids, family and friends.

I was very excited to finish these. They are my own design and I really had to sit and think about how to get the lattice pattern on the back of both mittens.

The finished measurements are:
From cuff to fingertip – 9 1/2”
From beginning of palm to fingertip – 6 3/4”

Fits hand up to 7 1/4” from bottom of palm to fingertip

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry or Craftsy.

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