Posts Tagged hand knit

Mittens

I met a friend out with her family on a cold night. Her daughters mittens kept falling off, reminding me of the quick reflexes we develop as parents catching items left and right as our children drop everything they are wearing. I don’t know about the rest of you but as a mom of six I have caught more than I care to remember. Anyways, I told her I would whip up a pair of mittens for her toddler with the cord attached that keeps them from dropping completely off. So I plan on giving them to her tonight and I am almost done.

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Here’s a link to the free pattern on Ravelry
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/toddler-mittens-on-a-string

The finished mittens

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Tis the season to be….knitting?

I found a great pattern for the holidays. Quick knit cabled Christmas trees! I love them. The base of the tree is a wine cork (another reason to love them). So in the spirit of the season I think it’s time to pour a glass of wine and knit a tree.

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Here’s the free pattern……
http://www.simplynotable.com/2012/pint-sized-pines-in-a-cork-forest/

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Endless Gift Lists from a Wannabee Santa

I finished some, but had to start more. I am not sure if I love this time of year when it comes to knitting or not. I love looking at potential projects. I love thinking of ways to use my piles of yarn. I am just not sure if I enjoy the pressure to finish…..or the procrastinating that inevitably leads up to the time to wrap. I like new patterns. Christmas is the best time of year to pull out a wide variety of projects, but I am thinking there should be a special hand-knit Christmas in January for those of us whose list of to-knit items far out way the days left until Christmas….maybe I can keep the stockings up for an extra month and keep sticking items in them as I finally finish them. Who am I kidding, I will probably love the stress free knitting I will pick of projects left and right, giving them away as I go, regardless of who they were originally intended for. God must have a much better picture and I will just trust they fall in the right hands, or in some cases on the right feet or head. I will just have to take my knitting in stride and enjoy what I accomplish and somehow delete the list in my head of must-knit projects.

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