FO Friday: More Mittens for Jellybean

After finishing the first pair of mittens for Jellybean I immediately cast on for a second pair. I’m under no illusion that as a 2 year old he’s not going to make every attempt to lose or destroy these mittens. Backups are a must!

Pattern: No Swatch No Gauge Mittens for Kids by Jean Gifford

Needles: US 5s

Yarn: Berroco Vintage in royal blue 

I used about 100 yards of worsted weight for this pair and the last pair. They are very quick to work up as well. This project also served as #dcspigskinparty2016 KAL project. I worked this in my team colors (aka my dad’s high school football team) to earn extra points in the KAL. And of course Jellybean gets more mittens!

These too need a good wash and block but are just waiting for winter to arrive! Happy Knitting!!

More Minis

I recently found the Sock Yarn Swappers group on ravelry. I had just been a lurker and a stalker but I kept seeing all the swaps and swapless swaps going on and wanted to try one. So back in August I signed up for a Felici swapless swap for the new range of striping color ways that Knit Picks put out this fall.

I got 20 minis of 20 yards to add to my Memory Scrap Blanket. This project is currently hibernating in Area 51. But I know I’ll love adding these self striping beauties to the mix when I pick it up again!

Have you ever done a swap?

Finished Mittens for Jellybean

I whipped through the mittens for Jellybean this week!

Pattern: No Swatch No Gauge Mittens for Kids by Jean Gifford

Needles: US 5s

Yarn: Berroco Vintage in teal 

I love these finished objects despite the fact that I had to use dpns in the round. I’m getting ready to throw them in a bath to wash and block to even out the stitches. I haven’t yet dared to show them to Jellybean because I would never get them back! He’s got quite the glove obsession of late. And with they thought I’m off to start a second pair!

Happy Knitting!!

Spooky Update

I have the sock fever! My newest knitting bag is housing my Spooky Vanilla socks and living in my purse. Shockingly if you work in a project it actually grows!

I’m done with the foot, inserted the lifeline line for the afterthought heel (tiny orange stripe) and I’m moving up the leg. I’m already starting to eyeball the second ball of yarn to see if I can make them match!

Happy Knitting!!

FO Friday: Black Body Radiation Socks

These socks are my absolute favorite pair to date. I loved everything about them….the color, the yarn, the matching ❤️

Pattern: 60 stitch toe up vanilla sock with afterthought heel over 60% of the total stitches

Yarn: String Thoery Colorworks Orbit base in the Black Body Radiation color

Needles: US 2 nine inch circs 

I LOVE how great they match. This is really my first success at this pretty much ever. You guys….I knit these in FOUR DAYS over a long weekend that involved some grandparent time for Jellybean. I want to knit this yarn all the time in all the colors….seriously! My husband better hide my debit card.

Happy Knitting!!

Mittens for Jellybean

Even in the heat of summer my child has been obsessed with mittens and light up Spider-Man snow boots. Now the mittens were just cheap dollar store mittens from last year. I think at 2 he’s ready for some mom made mittens!

I’ve completed the first one by using some leftover Berroco Vintage in a teal with the No Swatch, No Guage mittens for kids by Jean Gifford. I don’t like working on DPNs but these adorable mittens will be with it. They are slightly big now but here’s hoping that at least gets us part way through winter!

Happy Knitting!!

Cast On: Spooky Vanilla Socks

With my Pot O Gold bummer I needed a pick me up. I’ve been flirting with the idea of doing Socktober KAL with the Carlina Fiber Girls podcast in addition to 2016 Pigskin Party KAL with the Down Cellar Studio podcast. The result is this beauty from my stash..

This is Berry Colorful Yarnings Spooky color on her sock base. I would get points for yardage and sponsor year for the Pigskin Party. And points for just the sock in Socktober. I’m crazy right?

I’m working a 70 stitch toe up vanilla sock with afterthought heel to preserve the stripes. I got cast on during a two hour webinar at work the other day. The yarn is very fine but lovely to work with.

I managed to slip this over my toe for fit. Right now it’s sitting at zero ease so I know it will fit. These may just be slouchy around the house socks!

Happy Knitting!!

Cast On: Mighty Rainbow Blanket

And so it begins…

I’ve cast on the and worked two rows of the first rainbow color. The yarn is very soft. I’m finding that the metal knit picks interchangeable needles I chose are not well suited for this. I need to dig through my needle stash to find other size 9 options before I continue.

I’ve for both plans to finish this for blitz points for the 2016 Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party KAL. Fingers crossed anyway! It’s only 30 garter rows per color. Never mind the 240 stitches ☺️

Happy Knitting!!

Sad Panda

My newest socks off the needles took a bit of a sad turn. I put them in a cold water wash with Soak on gentle in my machine and disaster…..



The blue and purple dye bled and just changed the whole sock. I’m a sad panda. They still fit and are beautiful in a fashion. They just aren’t my bright cheery socks anymore. I should have citric acid treated them but I was in a rush and didn’t think. I whole heartedly regret that but what can you do?

I have an email in to the yarn maker to see what I did wrong and to let them know there was a problem. No answer as of yet.

Here’s to happier knitting!