Scratchy Scarf progress

I worked on my scratchy scarf a bit more today in-between packing for my trip. When I've been working on my double knit project I feel like I'm terribly slow, so it is fun to see the rows flying along when I'm doing simple garter stitch. I'll be out of town by the time you... Continue Reading →

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Scratchy scarf cast on

After all my pouring over Ravelry trying to choose a pattern yesterday, I've abandoned all my plans. Tonight I decided to cast on a simple garter stitch scarf that I can just work mindlessly while I'm away. My fancy circulars are so nice to work with I got much more done than I meant to.... Continue Reading →

One La Chocolatière done

I finished off one of my mitts tonight. That is, if you don't count weaving in the obvious ends. I'm still definitely calling it a win. The second one should go much faster now that I know what I'm doing. I think if I make these again I'd go up one hook size, because it's... Continue Reading →

Mitts progress (4)

Lots of progress tonight. I might have achieved even more if my crocheting hadn't been interrupted by one of the biggest wolf spiders I've ever seen inside my house. My good for nothing cats didn't hunt it down but luckily the spouse did. I don't think I'd be able to sleep tonight if it was... Continue Reading →

Mitts progress (3)

It's nice to be working on something pretty that isn't on a deadline, although maybe I'd be making more progress each night that way. I really like the design of these gloves, and individually I like the colors and the yarn I'm working with. Even so I don't think I like the combination of colors,... Continue Reading →

Gift finished!

I finished weaving in the ends and have been setting it up for blocking this afternoon. It looks very cool but sadly to keep it a secret I have to hide the design for now. I can't wait until I give this to the lucky recipient and then I can reveal what it actually looks... Continue Reading →

Mitts progress (2)

I got a few more rows done on these gloves tonight. I've finally got the zig-zag pattern memorized, but I still have to check the pattern for the section around the thumb on each row. I decided to start trying to carry the yarn up the side instead of finishing off with each color switch.... Continue Reading →

Double knit progress (5)

I got a couple more rows done on this tonight. I feel like the world's slowest knitter, only getting one or two rows done at a time. Still, I am learning and getting slightly better. The double knitting makes things deceptive because it looks like there's only 40-some stitches in each row but of course... Continue Reading →

Mitts progress

I made a little progress on this new project tonight. You can get a good idea of the shape and pattern now, and for once I managed to capture the colors and the sparkle of the yarn in my photo!

La Chocolatière Mitts

I decided I didn't want to stop working with this lovely sparkly yarn so I looked for a pattern that I could make with the bits I have leftover. I found these gorgeous fingerless gloves with a zig-zag design and decided to start right away. The free pattern is available at Knitting and So On.

Gift is mostly finished!

I wrapped up the last of the edging tonight. There's no more crocheting to be done, just weaving in ends and blocking. It looks fantastic and I can't wait until I give it to the recipient so I can show it to you all!

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