Category Archives: Finished

Happy new year!

Well, I finished two beautiful lace shawls this year, which is a pretty big accomplishment. I then sewed handmade Advent calendars for the girls, which should be fun for them for years to come.

I’ve also started on a scarf for me (Blue Skies) and have almost finished one of a pair of socks. Good thing too, since after two weeks less than two years of no completed new socks, I’m starting to wear through the ball of the foot on a lot of pairs. I’m not going to darn there, since it’s a huge chunk of space. Time to knit more for me!

Finished Kerry Blue

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Ravelry Link Kerry Blue

Pattern: Kerry Blue

Yarn: Knit Picks Bare

Needles: Size 3

Amount of yarn used: 108 g

Source of Yarn: Knitpicks

Modifications: I used the Haruni bindoff.

Thoughts:

A strong shawl for a strong girl.

Finished Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters

Ravelry Link Boundary Waters

Pattern: Boundary Waters

Yarn: Knit Picks Bare

Needles: Size 3

Amount of yarn used: 104 g

Source of Yarn: Knitpicks

Modifications: I used the Haruni bindoff.

Thoughts:

A beautiful shawl for a beautiful girl.

Just need blocking and trimming

They’re cast off.

The ends are woven in.

They need to be blocked and have the ends trimmed.

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I may have a long car ride coming up. I’m getting out my red lace scarf.

Maybe Snow Day Mittens

striped mittens

Ravelry Link Maybe Snow Day Mittens

Pattern: Classic Mittens

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Winter Night with stripes of a dark gray

Needles: 4 dps

Size: Child Large

Amount of yarn used: 54 g/120 yards

Source of Yarn: Knitpicks

Thoughts: I’ve started another pair since we had a snow day on Thursday of this week and will probably do another since there was one on Friday as well. If the weather doesn’t break, I’m going to run out of mitten yarn.

Finished Sherlockmas Mittens

more mittens
Ravelry Link 2014 Mittens

Pattern: Classic Mittens

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Shire Heather

Needles: 4 dps

Size: Women’s (second largest)

Amount of yarn used: 66 g/146 yards

Source of Yarn: Knitpicks

Thoughts: Another pair of mittens for the February shipment.

Finished 2014 Mittens

Mittens

Ravelry Link 2014 Mittens

Pattern: Classic Mittens

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Tonal in Blue Violet

Needles: 4 dps

Size: Men’s (largest)

Amount of yarn used: 84 g/185 yards

Source of Yarn: Knitpicks

Thoughts: I’m trying to get a lot of mittens done before the February ship date for AfA.

Finished Goth Socks

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Ravelry Link Goth Socks

Pattern: Fingering Weight Toe Up Sock with Slip Stitch Heel (link to a pdf)

Yarn: Knitpicks Felici in Goth

Needles: Size 1

Size: 64 stitches

Amount of yarn used: 305 yards/70 g.

Source of Yarn: Knitpicks

Modifications: Used the Jeny Bindoff.

Finished Very Warm Hat

hat

Ravelry Link Very warm hat

Pattern: Major Knitter’s A Super-Duper-Very-VERY Warm Hat

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tonal in Blue Violet

Needles: 7, dp and circular

Size: The hat is supposed to be eight wedges of eleven stitches each. Because I have a big head and wear my hair pinned up, I enlarged it to 13 or 14 in each section. It’s a little loose (I probably would have been OK with 12 or 13 in each), but it’s very warm.

Amount of yarn used: 151 g

Thoughts: IT is incredibly warm. I just wore it to the post office, and, although it was 11 F (-6 F with windchill), I stayed warm the whole walk.

2013 mittens

So, as I was going through my Ravelry links and totaling up things for the year, I noticed I’d finished six things for myself (a hat, three scarves, a sweater, and a pair of socks) and eleven for other s (a mouse, an angel, a sweater, a pair of booties, and seven pairs of mittens). I thought that it would be really nice if I could get one more thing knitted for someone else to make it an even six and twelve.

I pulled some leftover reddish yarn out of my stash and cast on for a pair of mittens. I was close, but figured I’d have enough.

I didn’t.

I ripped out the first mitten and the cuff of the second and added some dark gray yarn. I left short tails as I knit, but still ended up trimming the longest ones to finish the second mitten. I had about a yard left over of the dark gray, but that was it.

mittens

Ravelry Link 2013 Mittens

Pattern: Classic Mittens

Yarn: Peruvian Highland Wool

Needles: 4 dps

Size: Child large

Amount of yarn used: 52g

Source of Yarn: Deep stash

Modifications: None, really.

Thoughts: Sixteen pairs of these mittens since I’ve been on Ravelry.