What is on my needles?

Hello everyone,

Today I am going to share with you what is on my needles. I currently have two projects on the go. A pair of gloves which will be a Christmas gift for my other half and a pair of Autumnal socks for me.

First up, the gloves! As I mentioned a week back, my poor other half has been waiting over a year for these gloves. I finally got around to starting them and they are coming together nicely. One of the two is done.

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I adapted this pattern by adding four extra stitches, knitting in worsted weight as opposed to DK and adding full fingers as opposed to fingerless ones. You would not believe how much I struggled to find a suitable pattern for these, hence the adaptations! I have so far made only one, and after losing the pattern and then finding it again (I really should have gotten these into my Ravelry projects page from the start) I will soon be starting the second one!

Also on the needles is a pair of Autumnal socks for myself. These are made using my standard pattern (cast on 60, a bit of k1p1, knit until I decide its long enough, a heel flap/ gusset heel and knit to the toes). My mum bought me this yarn a few months ago (Austermann step) and I thought it was quite Autumnal, so what better time to cast it on? This sock does now have a toe and its mate is in progress!

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I hope you are managing to get some knitting time in. It will very soon be the season for knitted goods!

 

Half finished….

Hello all,

Today I seem to have a lot of half finished objects to share with you. I have three works in progress (WIPs) currently and all seem to be half done! Why this is good as I have been progressing all three equally, it saddens me that I don’t have any finished yet so I can allow myself to cast on something else. I seem to be having a bout of cast-on-itis recently. Do any of you get that? It is a terrible illness, one which sends non-knitters/ crafters away scratching their heads. Despite this I am determined to finish at least one or two of my WIPs before I cast on another one of the projects floating around in my head. So in an attempt to distract myself from casting on more objects I thought I would share my progress with you.

The first I am going to show you is a half fingered glove. The pattern is called leafy fingerless gloves and it uses 4ply. I am using the leftover 4ply from my hat I shared with you the other week. The pattern is delightful to work up and it is very well explained. This is the first time I have ever attempted separate fingers on gloves and I must say I am delighted with how it turned out 😀 It didn’t take too long to work up and I think the finished result is wonderful. By the way, any one else find it tricky to take a picture of your own hand? Us knitters have to do some strange stuff! Needless to say I didn’t succeed so I just took a picture of the glove. Hopefully I will soon have a pair of these to show you. It is getting cooler by the day here, so who knows… I may be wearing them soon!

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The next object I have to show you is this sock. This is just a plain vanilla sock made using some yarn my mum got me for Christmas. It isn’t the usual colours I would choose but I am super happy with how it turned out. I can’t remember the name of the yarn off the top of my head and I seem to have misplaced the ball band. I will locate it and when I have finished them I will let you know what it is called.

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The final object (well objects really) I have to show you is progress on my mini sock advent calendar. I am now half way through and I still adore these little socks! I think my favourites so far are 1,4, 10 and 12. But really I like them all. I am now facing a problem though. It would seem the rest of my sock wools are either purple or blue in colour. It seems I could have some uneven colour distribution coming up. Besides this, I still think they will look charming all strung up. Very festive. Christmas is getting scaringly close, as is the first of December. I think I better get a wiggle on with these! In fact…. I might go and do one now!

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