Posts Tagged ‘felted mittens’

Hurray!  Ginny is doing Yarn Along again this year.  It really helps keep me knitting a project until it’s done.  I like show and tell  🙂

I’m working on my sister’s birthday present.  This pattern is great.  I have the yoke nearly finished with just 3 hours of pre-new year’s knitting.  I’ll be doing the version of the Shalom sweater that has 3/4 length sleeves.  I can’t believe one ball of wool is enough!

I’m also whipping up 2 more pairs of felted mittens.  The ones for Gregory were a bit too big, so I told his Mom she could have those ones and I’d make a new pair for Gregory.  I’m also making a pair for a girl that works with Colin’s sister Elizabeth.

This week I’m reading my new autographed book by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka Yarn Harlot) –All Wound Up.  She’s so funny, but it’s hard to explain to non-knitters -they just don’t get it  🙂  Did I mention I have a fabulous sister?  Even though she doesn’t knit, she went to Stephanie’s reading just to get me a signed copy!

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Joining Ginny again this week.  And just so you don’t think I’m a fanatic knitter that finishes a million things a week, this week’s project was started last winter during Ella’s dance class.  I have finally pulled it out and making myself finish.

The book is my Little House Christmas Treasury.  Always a favourite!  Before any one says anything, yes the mitten is huge.  It’s knit from Briggs and Little and will be felted.  The pattern is from the Jan/Feb 2010 Piecework and are Compass mittens from Maine/Nova Scotia.  I hope they felt really well.

Today’s Advent activity will be cookie baking.  I will hopefully get some shortbread cookies baked and then some for us to eat now.  I keep getting the sad face when Daddy goes by the cookie jar  🙂

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