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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Just a couple FOs

I finished a second pair of mittens! This pair which much more quickly. My daughter wanted the tops to be different, so I went with that.

Hannahs Mittens

I also finally managed to finish the Nurmilintu Shawl. It’s smaller than I expected but I do like it and since it’s a Christmas gift, I hope the recipient likes it as well.

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Currently on my needles is “Flax” by Tin Can Knits. It’s a free sweater pattern on Ravelry. This is my first sweater and I’ve already had to rip back and start over!! But now I am back on track. I’m making the 8-10 year old size for my daughter, Hannah. Figured I should probably start small with my first sweater.

flax start

I know it’s not much right now but I’m pretty excited about it. I also have another Snowflake Beanie on my needles, which I generally work on when it’s slow at work, because I am familiar with this pattern and it’s kind of hard to mess it up.

IMG_3514_small2 It’s actually farther than that, but I haven’t taken a photo lately. The last two times I made this hat I finished in a day, so it’s goes pretty quickly if you sit and actually work on it!

I also currently have a pair of socks on the needles. Well one sock… Okay, one sock toe.

I think that’s about it for this week. I added some new project keepers to my Etsy shop. There are also a few project bags still available, I will be making more of those soon though, first chance I get.knitting project bags

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