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Hubby’s Mitts and Ladybug’s Birthday January 28, 2010

Filed under: FO,knitting,Ladybug — Emily @ 10:12 am

Lets start with the finished knitting.

Hubbys mitts again

Pattern: Intercostal Mitts (Rav link)  (The pattern was free when I started it, now it’s $2.50 with the proceeds going to Haiti.  At least that’s what the designer is saying.)
Yarn: Paton’s Classic Merino, Black
Needles: US 4, 3.5mm Susan Bates Quicksilver DPNs
Size: Medium
Started: December 16, 2009
Finished: January 17, 2010
Mods: The arm is only 5″, and I added 4 rows to the palm per hubby’s request.

Hubby's mitts

The color is of course truer in the first picture, but here you can see the ribbing texture.  Please ignore the bump around my wrist in the photo, that’s my watch.

So, after I finished these, Ladybug had her fifth birthday!


The cupcakes were not made from a box mix, and the frosting wasn’t bought from a can. I’m very proud of myself!


Look at all that loot!

And now I’ve got the COLD-OF-DEATH that seems to be making the rounds nationwide. Mucinex doesn’t touch this cough.  But at least losing my voice for a couple days led to some really great jokes!


The One with the Old Knitting January 8, 2010

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 9:33 am

Recognize the backdrop from yesterday?

So, here’s some knitting from the Precambrian period.  Two kitty hats, knit out of Mission Falls 1824 Wool in Raspberry.

The Adult size:

Practically the same picture, only cropped.

As you can see, since it fits the bouncy ball, it’s a little big. It did stretch some over the past 3 years, and I think a trip through the wash might help bring it back. However, it’s still nice and warm, and my only wish is that I’d knit it on smaller needles so less cold could sneak in through the cracks.

The Child size:

This is Pidge’s new doll that cries if you wake her up. Fun.

Since Ladybug was all of almost 2 that winter 3 years ago, I thought I’d make her a kitty hat too. The only color of Mission Falls I had was the same that I used for my hat, so I went ahead and made her a matching hat. It’s the only thing we’ve ever worn that was matching.  Pigeon is getting some use out of it now, so sometimes we match.

Now, don’t get your hope up for a post tomorrow – Saturday is for cleaning the hell out of this house so our visiting friend won’t take one look and run screaming back to Germany.  I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend and stays warm in their layers of clothing!


Burp January 7, 2010

Filed under: FO,knitting,WIP — Emily @ 10:08 am

Excuse me, I feel something coming up.

First things first:  I have coffee and my toes are numb from shoveling snow (yet again) in 5 degree temperature, with a windchill of -5.  But my mittens, that I complained about finishing last March, have been seeing a lot of use recently.  They’re my go-to hand-keeping-warm winter wear.

Now for some current and finished knits.  First up, Ladybug’s scarf:

Ladybug wearing her scarf

Pattern: Generic Feather and Fan, one repeat
Yarn: Bernat Bamboo, one whole skein
Needles: US 10 straights
Started: December 13, 2009
Finished: December 15, 2009

She wore it once, and then declared that it choked her.  Sigh.

I have moved on to knitting for an adult.  However, he’s pretty picky too.

Yeah, I know the picture sucks. Black yarn, ribbing, point and shoot camera.

Hubby liked my fingerless mittens so much that he requested a pair in, of course, more manly colors, and without all that frippery lacy business.  So here’s the first (completed) mitten, and he thinks that he wants it longer in the fingers.  I’ve already started on the second mitten, so we’ll see how long he likes it before I go and rip out the stretchy russian bind off I used.

So that’s that in my knitting world.  I’ve been doing a lot of reading and catching up on movies that I missed somehow (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, how did I ever not see you?)

How ’bout you?  What are you doing to stay warm?