I don’t often do commissioned work these days. People aren’t usually willing to pay what it’s worth. And my spare time is such a rare commodity, I’d rather spend it knitting stuff I want to knit rather than stuff I’ve been paid to knit.
(Newer readers may not realize that I spent about . . . → Read More: A Very Silly Hat
Don’t you love how I have squeezed an entire week’s worth of posts out of one weekend’s worth of fiber fun? Years of experience blogging at work, that’s what that is. Years.
Anyway, yes! Last but not least, I knitted. First I finished the last (for now) pair of Perfect Mitts, in a lime . . . → Read More: The Big Weekend, Part 3 of 3: Knitting
Winter doldrums: I has dem. Can churning out mitts by the pound be the cure? Let’s find out.
Completed: The pair in that weird shade of dark olive brown Patons Classic Wool Merino. This yarn had been in my stash since ??? I do not remember buying it. I’m guessing it was one of . . . → Read More: Mitt-Tastic
If you guessed that I had been knitting more fingerless mitts, you were right. Each pair takes about 55 grams of Cascade 220 or Patons Classic Wool, which is a great use for partial skeins. I can knock out one mitt a night, if I have enough time, and I pace myself right.
Dark . . . → Read More: Did You Guess?
Last week my hands were cold. I plucked a random ball of leftover Cascade 220 out of my stash and set about making a quick pair of fingerless mitts.
A week later, after obsessively ripping back and fiddling and re-knitting them, my hands were still cold. But I had nearly completed The Perfect Mitts. . . . → Read More: The Perfect Mitts