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C to the U-TE May 13, 2009

Posted by cheryl in Finished Projects, Leah, Mittens.
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Leah says … Aren’t they adorable? I’m not the type of person to swoon over baby clothes and toys and things, but these…? They have been making me coo and caw ever since I knit the 1st centimetre. The little thumbs! The little palms!!

There is a bit of an issue with the thumb on the right hand- the left hand is great, but for some reason the right hand thumb gusset didn’t come out the same. I even knit the right hand mitten again and it came out the exact same. I can’t wait to see them on the recipient, a two and a half year old sweetheart, soon to be a big sister!

Next I am thinking of taking Marri’s advice and knitting with cotton and linen, seeing as I really hate not working on a project. And I just found an easy and gorgeous table runner pattern knit with linen that can make a nice gift for my Momsie for Christmas.

My new dream? To move to Niagara-on-the-Lake and open a knitting store. And be a wine connoiseur. And act at the Shaw Festival. Happy Knitting, and Happy Long Weekend!

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Leah’s Sanity: In tact. May 7, 2009

Posted by cheryl in Finished Projects, Leah, Shells & Wraps.
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10 mm needles: Not broken in a small tantrum I may or may not have thrown
Patons Soy Wool Stripes: Almost used up
Spiderweb capelet: Blocked and on my Mom’s shoulders

Leah says … I have successfully completed the capelet. Do you like it? I really do like it. It’s not perfect, the front doesn’t really match up and that’s why poor Mom has to hold that one piece but when she’s not holding it, it looks fine. And I think she looks nice in it! Sweet ole mumsie. Happy early Mothers Day!

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Next project I have cast on is Toddler Armwarmers. This time I am learning to knit with dpns and small ones at that, 2.75 mm, with 4 ply yarn. I love how wee everything is, I think they are going to be pretty cute! The pattern is free from ravelry, if you search for Toddler mittens it is called Toddler Colourfull Mittens by Bex at http://www.colourfuldesigns.com So far I really like the pattern, it is pretty easy to follow. Emily told me when I first started knitting, to do “exactly what the pattern tells you to do”. So when I get confused I remember that, re-read the instruction and manage my way through it. The pictures do help me, though!

I wonder what I’ll do when it starts getting warmer out and I won’t be knitting as much. It makes me sad to think about it. I’m going to have to find a way!

I finished my Bella’s mittens … May 4, 2009

Posted by cheryl in Cheryl, Finished Projects, Mittens.
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Cheryl says … Actually, I finished these a couple of weeks ago. I would have posted a pic sooner, but I don’t have a camera so I have to rely on Will’s.

Can I just say that it’s extremely difficult to blog about knitting when you don’t have a camera???

I’m saving up for one, and by the way things are going, I should be able to get one sometime in 2011…

Anyway, I used Paton’s Shetland Chunky for the mittens and I like the way they turned out. If you look closely, there are white flecks in the yarn and it’s very pretty -and affordable.

I like affordable.

Right now I’m working on Knitty’s eyelet skirt and I’m about 75% complete. I’ve decided to put the fair isle gloves on hold, because making them would require buying more yarn. I just happened to have 5 balls of Cotton Ease in my yarn stash, so the eyelet skirt made sense.

I have nothing but good things to say about this pattern. I was a little apprehensive about the way a knit skirt would look but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The eyelets look great, if I do say so myself, and the pattern is SO easy to follow.

You should try it!

My spring forward socks are about 90% complete, but they’ve been put on the back burner. I’m heading up to Algonquin in a couple of weeks and I hope to finish them then.

Let the long weekend countdown begin!

It’s only two weeks away…