Wednesday, November 19, 2014
on my needles: November
This post should be describing all the Christmas presents I've got on my needles...but unfortunately I haven't quite gotten there! I am however knitting away so here's a bit more about what I'm working on.
garter stitch blanket: This has been my comfort knitting project over the past few weeks. Not that I needed to start another blanket, but I was needing something warm and simple and comforting to work on. I adore garter stitch, and this blanket will hopefully be finished up a lot faster than my Beekeeper's Quilt or granny square blanket so I think casting on was a good decision.
colour block mitts: October was the month for making mitts. I made them for friends, for our Open Hands stands, and for Waldi...in fact, I made so many that I never got around to making the ones I'd planned to knit for myself! So yesterday I cast on for a pair of my own with alpaca yarn I bought in France. They'll be two toned and (for once) not fingerless. I'm excited to be able to start wearing them.
custom hats: If October was the month for mitts, then November is the month of hats. I'm working on designing and making a few different hats for friends and family and am really happy with how they're all turning out. One of them I loved so much I knit it again directly after finishing so I could keep one for myself.
crochet Christmas ornaments: Last week I made up a quick crochet pattern for some Christmas stars that are quick to make and very festive. Perfect for adding to the outside of gifts for an easy handmade touch. I'll share the pattern here on the blog soon.
so, that's really about it right now (though I've got to get working on more Christmas presents...sigh...) What have you guys been working on?