We interrupt this wedding blog with some knitting.
I still have a few more wedding posts - I hope you don't mind - but I decided to actually show some knitting on here!
My new office is cold, cold cold! I was here a week and knew I needed wool mitts in Hawaii. When I was back visiting Partner for our anniversary, I rooted around in the stash and found the perfect yarn for some quick mitts.
The best part is that I rather manically checked the weight of the yarn at the start and while knitting and I was able to get the mitts to identical row counts - yay for nerd knitting! This was the last of the yarn from a baby sweater and hat - 3 projects from two skeins! I think it's interesting how each project striped/pooled the colors so differently:
Oh, and if you need a quick Christmas gift, these took me just over one lazy day.
This year's Holiday Sweate Shoppe is much reduced in size from last year. There isn't time and I don't have my stash to do a lot of knitting. And, as the movers came today and I found out from Partner that they packed some yarn I needed for holiday knitting. my three handmade Christmas gifts are now two for this year. This may be for the best since one project hasn't been started.
But for something completely different, for one gift I've gone back to the first craft I learned - cross stitch! I'm just getting started, but here is a sneak peak. I just wrote the recipient down, but then erased it on the small chance they even know about the blog. :)
I have several other FOs to show you, though yarn totals are going to be a bit sketchy since several of these FOs are keeping that Christmas project yarn company on the trip to Hawaii. But I can at least give you pictures!
Pattern: camp Mitts
Yarn: Cascade, Superwash Handpainted, 110 yards!
Modifications: I did more stitches on the fingers because I wanted to make sure that these would really keep my fingers protected from the air conditioning. I also only knit them long enough to use half the yarn on each so I think they are 8 inches long, but still easily tuck into a jacket.
Knitting yardage total 2012: 1991