Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Yikes, really?!

Okay, the blog has been sadly neglected, and there's far too much that has happened for only one post.   But let's start with the knitting.  In the last knitting post you saw these socks, now long since complete:

I also did a whole bunch of adult mittens with chunky yarn that the charity knitting group gave me for that purpose.

And when I ran out of the chunky weight, I used doubled worsted.  (The small pair is a set of kid's mittens to use the remaining yarn.)

Then another pair of socks.

More adult mittens:

And a hat- it was intended to be a kind of low key hat, the kind that a guy who didn't want flashy would go for.  But the yarn was incredibly soft and comfy.

A colorwork hat... not entirely successful as to what I was trying to do, but still fun. 

Then there were yarn ends for kid mittens. 

And yet another hat because colorwork is addictive.

Really, it's a bit pathetic for 6 months worth of knitting, but it's been pretty busy. 


  1. I think that's pretty good for six months! That's a lot of knits!

    1. Ah, not by my standards. I'm only at 28 FOs for the year, and none of them are especially big. And the last 5-6 were done in October! Hmm. Now I had to go back and look at my stats. Interesting. I'm actually on pace for what I've done the last 3 years, but that's a sharp drop from 2010, when I did 100 FOs, and 70+ in 2011 and 2012.

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    1. Thank you! It's actually super easy to improvise hats with random colorwork- cast on a number of stitches with lots of divisors, knit an inch or so of ribbing, then start throwing random patterns at it until it's long enough!

    2. When I say 'random patterns' I usually mean that I open up one of my big books of charts and pick something.