Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Holiday Knitting To Date

We just won't talk about November. At all.
So moving right along....there has been lots of holiday knitting. I decided to make those super cute, uber fast Maine Morning Mitts for all my colleague midwives this year. After the first 4 pairs though...boring..snooze..snort...i swear i'm knitting these puppies in my sleep. 9 pairs down, 4 more pairs to go...here's a shot of the first 6 pair. And peeps...all knit from stash, leftovers, single balls I'd bought on a whim...i feel like a machine with these mitts!

Clockwise we have Berroco Foliage, Needful Yarns Joy, SWS, leftover Big Kureyon from the Tilted Duster, ooold leftover Nashua Handknits Woolly Stripes Tweed, and yet more Berrocco Foliage.

I also finished a nice rustic scarf from 3 skeins of Queensland Collection Himalayas. This is a thick/thin spun single ply. I have about 20 more skeins of this in various colors and am having the darndest time finding the right projects for it, but I think this pattern did it merit.

Lastly, another Thorpe from yet more of the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande (handpaint and solid) I love this stuff. It just feels so creamy ;0

Continuing with the mitts, should have the rest finished up by the weekend and will post the remainder then. I have TWELVE days off beginning Friday! Whoohoo! Plan to do holiday decorating, baking/freezing, and crafting/shopping during that time.

Not much else to say today. Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy (it's zero here today!) Knit On!

11 comments:

Grace said...

i said to myself if she doesn't post today I am emailing her and finding out if she is okay

Love all the knitting you are showing off, I too have been in a repitition rut, and have more to come!!!

Scrabblequeen said...

You ARE a knitting machine! Good thing those Mitts were a portable project with all your other businiess, eh? I wish I had half as mech to show as you do toward Christmas knitting....really I do!

junior_goddess said...

Wow! Such a resolute knitter. I am impressed, and it's fun to see all the yarns knitted into mitts!

Arctic Knitter said...

Wow! I need to get my holiday knitting kicked into overdrive! Love the mitts - great use of stash & remnants. Yup - it's cold!

KnittySue said...

Missed You! And I love the fingerless mitts and right now I have a Thorpe on the needles, my first. Glad to have you back and looking forward to sharing your 12 days off...:)

CatBookMom said...

Zowee!! NINE pairs of mitts! I am in awe, but I do understand; knitting these is so easy that it becomes addictive. Enjoy the long, long, holiday time off. Hugs!!!

My verification word is 'stwaven', which sounds like one of the many color names in Socks That Rocks' Raven colorways (all of which look black to me)

Minnie~Knits said...

egads thems a lotta stitches there...

Jennifer said...

Beautiful job on all the knitting. There will be a lot of warm hands, a warm neck and a warm head. A lot of lucky ones! Have a wonderful and fun time off and stay warm.

Joan said...

I was so happy to see something other than your friend in the shawl, not that she isn't lovely. ;-} You go girl with all those beautiful mitts!

smariek said...

Wow, look at you go with all those mitts! I've been working on mitts too, but not quite as productive as you, as I seem to be able to mess up even the simplest of things (see my Dec 1 post). I love that feeling of accomplishment after finishing a pair, gotta love small projects.

quiltyknitwit said...

Your MMMs are fantastic! I'm sure your friend will love them. The scarf also turned out grand.