I used a duplicate stitch to do this. It took me all day. Excepting lunch, dinner, dishes, and a frenzied attempt to find the power cord of my friend’s sewing machine in a loaded closet. (It was behind a stack of tubs by the very back wall.) I’m so glad I found it. Whew!
I only got one done. This is sure going to take a long time.
I have decided to knit fingerless mittens for four little boys. They will be black and I will double stitch a Death Star, a tiec, R2D2, and a storm trooper face on each pair.
The last time I talked to my dad in person, he said he wanted to come to the big Christmas gathering as Santa Claus. He has a long white beard now and would definitely be the part – excepting the huge belly. So I thought for his present I would make him a Santa hat.
It was an original pattern, gathering two cable patterns from my knit stitch book and composing one of my own. I made a white Pom Pom to put on the top. I hope he likes it. I’m going to make him some Christmas colored knitted driving fingerless gloves too, if I have time.
I started this today. I’m using some cotton yarn. I’m not sure it’s the best choice, but I guess we’ll see. It looks great so far. The pattern is the Vineyard Lace Fingerless Gloves on Ravelry. The color is a light blue, although it looks green on the computer. I’m trying to use the yarn that I have before I go buy some more for Christmas presents.
Can you see where I used the Kitchener stitch to see the ends together?
Me neither! I’m so excited that I actually did it right! And it looks good. I did enjoy this project.
I rather like this one. I’m about halfway done with it. It starts with a provisional cast on which I wasn’t sure about, but I think it turned out alright.
This scarf stitch pattern got old really fast. I probably should have made it longer. It is so pretty though. I did mess up twice, and I didn’t realize it until I bound it off. Oops. I did decide to not put a fringe on it. It doesn’t roll on the sides though, which is pretty cool.
Half way done with the Honey Cowl, one skein in one skein to go.
This is the first mitten.
It’s a flip flap mitten that I heavily modified. The original mitten was not a flip flap mitten.
My mom asked me for a thumb to pull back so she could use her phone. I didn’t think it would be good to keep a fair isle pattern with that thumb because of the hole I put it in, so I kept it solid. My mom’s fingers are longer than mine so I had to extend the pattern that I had (which I think that the girl who made the pattern has smaller hands than me). I used a size bigger needles than it called for too.
The second mitten is about 60% done. And then I have to figure out how to block it.