I’ve been very, very quiet, I know. I guess I was burned out from all the projects last year, and I just didn’t want to create any extra pressure on myself – just wanted to enjoy knitting and crocheting :)
So, this is a catch-up post, to recap what I’ve been doing.
First up, I made these fingerless mitts – colorful, aren’t they? I thought it would look fun and pretty because I really loved the yarn (Red Heart With Love Multi in Fruit Punch). But….somehow, didn’t translate to the mitts. Is this the pooling problem?
I also joined a Hat-a-thon in the Stash Knit Down group, and made 3 hats:
This one came out a bit small…and it didn’t use up nearly as much yarn as I’d hoped (I’ve embarked on a stash-down this year).
I had made the Kit-Kat hat for DD, and she loved them so much, she asked for matching mitts to go with them. But I had used up all my Caron Simply Soft Party in Snow Sparkle for the hat. So I hunted online and checked Wal-Mart, but it seemed this particular colorway was out of stock everywhere! Then some generous Raveler told me she had a skein and would send it to me in the mail! I just cannot get over the generosity of people on Ravelry!
I really really loved how this one came out. The colors were pretty, AND I used up all of these two yarns I had left in stash, yay!
I also made this double-knit coaster, mainly to use up more scraps, and for dk practice.
Unfortunately, it seems I need a lot more practice! My stitches are all kinda loose and wonky when I double-knit, and thus, the “picture” is not as pretty as it should be. Oh well, I’ll keep practicing I guess.
I do like this snowflake pillow cover I made, even though it actually came out too small for my pillow. I sort of smushed the pillow in there, but I guess I need to find a smaller pillow form :)
This Unforgettable Hat made me reconsider the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn. At first, I didn’t really care for it, but boy the colors are beautiful, and this hat really brings out the pretty colors.
And lastly, I used up what I had left of my Lion Brand Thick & Quick Super Bulky yarn with this pillow cover. Yay!
Oh wait, how could I forget that I finally, finally finished my New York Cardigan!
So, that’s about it. Right now, I’m working on those mitts with the generously donated Snow Sparkle yarn. I also have OTN:
- A bolero using my Reggia Lace (held double)
A cover for my new Tassimo machine. I’m not really using a pattern, just trying to make a big rectangle piece with some cotton yarn and the Linen Stitch….(we’ll see how it turns out).
Still going with my Fairy Illusion blanket
Still making squares for my Log Cabin blanket
A shawl for my sister
And I want to start on a Halloween Bag for DD using this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/market-tote-bag-2
I’m going to use some purple Caron SS I have in stash, and then try to cross-stitch on a Cat pattern using the Red Heart Reflective that I just bought today (gasp!). I’ve never tried cross stitching onto a crocheted material before, so I’m not sure how this will turn out, but I’m excited to try!