Friday, February 28, 2014

Ok—I am back to knitting again.

2 baby blankets, 2 baby hats, a cowl finished up (it was a UFO for almost a year) and another cowl whipped up in a day--(see my Ravely page for photos).

There are 2 more baby hats almost done—I went looking for a mini skein to finish them up... (which led to finishing up the UFO, and the other cowl) and to these....

I LOVE these. The yarn is Lang's Mille Colori—2 half used skeins--(which are not quite enough) I do have a third skein—but I am not going to use it. The third skein will become a cowl to match these fingerless gloves—I am not sure how I will work the figure 8 motif into the cowl—but that is what I plan to do. The pattern is one I found on Ravelry one—Pieces of Eight—a design by Sybil Ramkin-

She was inspired by a coiled design she saw on a sweater--(One inspired by Debbie New's Swirl design—from Unexpected Knitting, I suspect. Many years ago, I made a small purse inspired by the same spiral/swirl design (it is ½ of the figure 8 design)

I have a sever case of second sock syndrome--(an real trial now with twins to knit for.. Oh yeah, did I mentions?--My DD and SIL were gifted with non identical twin girls this January! More below) So I have been knitting them together—a few rows of mitt 1, then a few rows of mitt 2... 

Mitt 1 is at a holding point (I ran out of yarn!) --when mitt 2 reaches the same point, I will finish of the pair with some Lambs Pride wool—I have a lot of mini skeins in several different colors..I haven't decided if I will use a chestnut brown, or a taupe brown, or....

I did write about the twins back in October –the Syncopated Rhythm hats were coming home from hospital hats, and there were 2 Sweet Baby hats, too. The first baby blanket was shown (incomplete)-- It was finished before they were born, but the second (in the reddish tone) wasn't till they were four week old. The Boob hats (the pink Lion Brand Yarn was posted) where finished a week later, and the next pair of hats (Deviled Eggs Hats) are still in need of the red devil horns—that will complete them (and it's the red yarn for the horns that send me hunting in my stash.)

The twins were born back in January (on one of those cold, snowy day—which could virtually be any day in the second half of the month –or for that matter, any day in February, too. This winter has been a cold and snow one!

Going through my stash—a disaster! I found so many yarns –which rekindled ideas—and I have baby sweaters to knit (and scarved, too) and socks to knit (and fingerless gloves, and hats, and....

Well one project at time! (my next project will be to finish up another UFO—and then a pair of baby sweaters. I can't think beyond that.





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