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Socks and Mittens







I’m finally uploading these pictures, which I took just after Christmas! I finished both these socks and fingerless mittens earlier in December, but I couldn’t share photos without risking the surprise. The socks were a gift for my dad, using one of my favourite sock patterns. The stitch pattern on the leg and top of the foot is simple enough to knit, but is quite striking when many repeats of the pattern are done in a row. The yarn I used was more of the cone yarn from Romni, in a green this time. I like this yarn but it’s quite thin for a fingering weight, so I will likely hold it double next time (I’ve still got some blue and green left).
(Rav link)

The gloves were a last-minute knit for my little brother, using Leslie‘s great pattern. I used some leftovers of Briggs and Little Regal from other projects, and wound up a new skein of the grey to do the contrast tops. I’m hoping these will be good for him to wear while waiting for the bus in the winter, so he can still use his phone. To size the gloves up a bit, I just used 5mm needles instead of 4.5mm, and heavier aran weight yarn instead of worsted, then knit as written.
(Rav link)

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! If you have or will be marching for women’s rights, please enjoy and be safe! The Toronto march this afternoon was exciting and inspiring.


Laurelhurst Mittens






Today is the first day that really feels like spring here – I can hear the birds chirping and the melting snow dripping off the roofs and balconies. So, naturally, I have finally finished these mittens for H! I started these for her birthday in November, and they ended up being one of those gifts that I wrapped still on the needles, and gave, sheepishly, unfinished.

Now that they’re done, though, I’m so pleased with them! The pattern is simple, a plain mitten with some colourwork, but I think the simplicity is quite striking. These are also some of my favourite mitts I’ve made in terms of fit – they’ve got the perfect amount of ease around every part of the hand. The pattern is actually a free download on Ravelry, and I’m rather surprised it doesn’t have more projects!

The yarn is some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes that I’ve had in my stash for awhile now. I ended up using about a skein and a third of the grey (which is “cobblestone heather”) and less than half a skein of the burnt orange colour (which is “maple syrup”). I spent a long time debating between the orange and a purple, and I’m happy with the orange. It makes a very autumn-like combination, and since these mitts aren’t heavily insulated, that’s when I can imagine wearing them the most.

All of the details about these mitts are on my Ravelry project page.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! Happy Monday!


Christmas Mittens.

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Now that Christmas has come and gone, I can finally share some of the secret knitting I’ve been doing over the past few months! First up are these simple mittens for my brother, striped using yarn leftover from a few other projects. The brown is Patons Decor (leftover from Ease and Graham), the Grey is Craftsmart Solids (leftover from Wurm and Honey Cowl), and the mottled beige is Patons Shetland Ragg KW, which has been in my stash for forever.
(Rav Link)

Did you knit any gifts this Christmas?

Linking up with KCCO.


FO: Minecraft Creeper Hat and Mittens




Now that Christmas is over, I can finally share some of the top-secret projects I’ve been working on over the past few months! First up is this hat and mitten set I made for my little brother. He plays the game Minecraft a lot, and even though I’ve only played it once, I’ve deduced enough to put together a creeper-themed gift.

The hat pattern is here, and I used the pattern for the body of the hat but substituted in my own decreases for the crown. The mitten pattern is a vintage pattern, found here, and I think this is going to be my new go-to mitten pattern. There are instructions for a bunch of sizes and for both in the round and flat, and I’m really happy with how they turned out. The yarn for both is Vanna’s Choice (In Black and Kelley Green)- I wanted something machine washable and in a very bright green.

(Rav link for the hat and for the mittens)

As you can probably see in the pictures, both the mittens and the hat are both already well-worn… I might have to make him a new set next year if he keeps wearing them this much! I’m so glad he likes them.

I’ll post about the rest of my Christmas knits in the next week or so. Did you knit any Christmas gifts?


With a risk of frost

I cracked open my window just a bit this morning to let in some fresh air and I was instantly hit with a wall of cold reminiscent of winter. Checking the weather online informed me that it was 2.8 degrees outside… that’s about 38 degrees for you Americans! Wow. I checked the forecast for tomorrow: “Low plus 2 with risk of frost”.

So what’s a knitter to do but cast on another pair of mittens?

Happy Friday! (And happy I Love Yarn day!)

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Coming soon… a new pattern!

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been working really hard on a new design. I was finally happy with how the finished product looked and wrote up the pattern a few weeks ago.

I’m now having the pattern tested and it should be available in the next week or so! I’ve named the pattern “Crayon Striped Mittens” because picking out the colours for each pair makes me think of picking out crayons from a new box. Being me, of course, I can never make a decision… so if you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

On Ravelry here.

I’m Yarn-Alonging with Ginny at Small Things today.

Happy Wednesday!

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