Summertime, and the livin’ is easy….. I love that song.
Around here, the knitting has been easy too. I thought I was disappointed that I wouldn’t be knitting sweaters until I finished breastfeeding Knittymunchkin, but honestly, it’s kind of all good that I’m knitting little things. They’re simpler and finish quicker, leaving me satisfied and ready to start something new. I get the quick knit fix, without the need to stay monogamous for too long.
- Pattern: Emerald Fingerless Mitts (Ravelry link here; My Ravelry project link here)
- Yarn: 0.78 hanks (approximately 117 yds) Malabrigo Silky Merino in “Azul Azul”.
- Needles: 32 inch size 4 bamboo circs for magic loop.
- Mods: Made quite a few since the pattern is very sketchy and confusing (in my opinion). There was NO WAY I was going to seam the thumb, so I did it in the round. All my mods are clearly laid out in my project page.
Really happy with how these turned out, even though they are on the small side for me (I have long skinny fingers and biggish hands). But they aren’t for me anyway, so that’s o.k. Love love love the Silky Merino and even though I’m not down with blue in general, I love this shade. I think I might buy enough for a whole sweater someday. A quick and satisfying project, and another 117 yds to subtract from stash. Yippee!!
No, these were NOT on my list of things I wanted to finish for my friend Jess’ Finish Along. Bad bad Knittymuggins! But they were a birthday gift and therefore, were justified. I’m doing quite miserably at finishing my items for her contest, unfortunately. So far I have finished a dishcloth, which wasn’t even on my original list, and that’s it. But I still have until the 13th and I expect I can finish my BSJ and my Felix sweater without too much trouble since they just need a seam and some buttons sewn on. I have been working fairly steadily on my Jaywalkers too which is saying something for me. I tend not to be uber monogamous with stuff, but I really want to get these socks finished (finally!).
- Pattern: Crochet Dishcloths by Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (Ravelry link here; My Ravelry project link here)
- Yarn: 0.56 skeins (approximately 105.8 yds) Lion Brand Cotton Print in “Sherbert Swirl”.
- Hook: G – 4.25 mm
- Mods: None
Like all free patterns you find in Jo-Ann’s, the pattern was a little sketchy and had some mistakes (at least my copy did). But I managed. I started this last October to help a friend learn how to crochet. We both started the pattern together and then were going to get together to finish it off once I’d gotten her going on it. But life got busy, as it always does, and we never got together to do the finishing. So I decided I’d just take a few minutes and get it done so I could get it off to my Mom. She loves these things and I never use them so I was happy to find it a good home. I’m happy with how it turned out. Simple, but pretty.
In other vacation news, I did finish my book and we’ve completed a few projects around the house. We’ve still got a ton more to do, but we’ll just have to do what we can as we have the time. I think we are all feeling at least slightly more relaxed though. And on the second, our little guy turned 6 months old! Where has the time gone????