Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'm a Knitting Machine!

The on-going supply of fingerless mitts for Christmas gifts continue ...

Only 4 more pair to go and I've just cast on today for the next pair. Another pair of Susie's Reading Mitts and then back to the Men's Fingerless Mitts. Two more grandsons to go and of course I still need to take inventory to see where I stand and if I've forgotten anyone.

Maybe I'll knit one more pair for myself too. Why not, huh?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Keeping my hands warm by ...

continuing to knit up fingerless gloves/mitts handwarmers.

Not for me but for Christmas gifts. But ... I do want a few for myself so bad. Yes, I'll get a pair in there once I've finest with the gift knitting.

And this was an interesting pattern to work on too. You can purchase it on Ravelry. They're called the  Chalice Cable Handwarmers.

As for today ... this very moment,  I'm preparing for another Crochet class at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn ... in case you'd like to join me the class is called "How to Handle the Hot Stuff" ... and here's a sample:

A great way to use up the left-over stash and make useful items and "hostess" or Holiday gifts. This one is the Hot Grip and is a free download pattern. We're covering a few things in the "hot stuff" category.  Tips and tricks demonstrations included.
 Have fun using up the scraps!!

Monday, November 07, 2011

I'm a Retro kind of gal ...

And my purchases might also tell you that I have only one other subject on my mind most of the time.

Here it is:

Can you tell what it is made from?

Knitting Needle Chocker/Necklace and Bracelets, as well as old buttons made into Charms can be found for sale at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn in Salem, MA. (I was there yesterday to teach a class and could I seriously walk away without buying something like this?) 

But how cool is that necklace & button, huh?

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Manly sized handwarmers completed.

Another Christmas gift finished and others are clicking away on the needles hopefully to be completed in time ... the Manly Handwarmers pattern from Hugs for Your Head

They are even large on my sweet husband but they were made for a son in law with very large hands. My DH kind of hinted that he'd like a pair also but I know he has a pair somewhere in his drawers. I'll have to look for 'em. Men can't seem to find anything right in front of their noses. But I love this pattern so much I think I'll make them also for my other son in law but with a regular knit2, purl 1 ribbing in either black or gray. And yes, I'll get around to making a pair the DH. Navy blue maybe.

Ya, navy blue for the ole sailor!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Clickity, click, click, click ...

It's been one of those kind of weeks.

Starting with the New England Nor'easter last Saturday I stayed at home with my knitting most of the time working on the Christmas gifts.


Handwarmers fit for a young man.

And finally finished the sweater for the 5 year old granddaughter which I had started last JULY.

And yes I'm still knitting more gifts only cast on the needles this week ...
 (don't ask me about the others waiting around for me to finish, okay?)

A shawl and more fingerless (handwarmer) gloves/mitts...

Seems like it never ends doesn't it? ... clickity, click, click, click.