What’s on the needles these days?
The Mittens that I were so obsessed with a couple of weeks ago have been sitting in the bag. I was obsessed with the spinning and casting on…. and now….. I’ve dumped the exquisite handspun fair mittens for gift knitting. .
I have a couple of visiting children (my niece and nephew to be exact). They just moved from California to Rhode Island (before California they lived in Hawaii). Needless to say, they are in need of winter gear. Any knitter’s first thought might be that these kids need mittens and hats.
For Mister K:
I had the hat almost done previously (and I have no idea what yarn it is, there was no ball band). I didn’t think I had enough of the white for the mittens so the hand part of the mittens were done with Paton’s Sheltand Chunky.
Hopefully before the head home I’ll get it all done, but at least now I know what’s going to fit them. I made one other mitten in the grey Paton’s because I though Mister K would rather have all grey. Nope, he liked the other set. So once I finish the grey ones, I’ll send it on with them too so their Mom can use them or they’ll have a spare.
I also have a couple of sweaters going. One, amazingly, is an old WIP. Kepler. I almost ripped it because I just couldn’t decide what to do with it. Then Mom came over and slipped on the half finished sleeve. She liked it. Thus solving my other issue of wanting to make her a sweater but not liking the original pattern I had done with the worsted Big Ball yarn of mine. So I finished that sleeve, made the second one, and started the body (twice). The original body was calculated wrong and so I had to redo it with less stitches. It’s well on it’s way now though:
The second sweater hasn’t really gotten underway yet. Technically I suppose I can’t call it a WIP. I came up with a new colorway and I wrote the pattern over the past few days. I have the yarn balled, it’s sitting in a tote with the needles, but there isn’t a single stitch on the needles:
I’ll hopefully be casting on over the weekend.