Thursday, 27 November 2014

Blindingly Pink

My mother arrived at my house last week needing help with a knitting project.  Apparently someone donated lots of yarn to their church and they're using it to make winter clothing for the poor.  My mother didn't remember how to purl.  After she told me this she pulled out the brightest pink yarn I have ever seen (think hi-lighter ink pink).

She forgot the project at my house so I worked on it a bit so she wouldn't be behind, and discovered that, although I don't think of myself as someone who only likes really good quality yarn and needles apparently I've developed a taste for the good stuff, because the entire thing drove me CRAZY.  The needles and yarn just felt terrible and I hated the whole thing.

I was happy to return it.

Monday, 24 November 2014

You don't need mittens in Nigeria

I made a pair of mittens for a friend some time ago, I've been meaning to bring them to her for a while but kept forgetting to put them in my purse.  Apparently she's unexpectedly moving to Nigeria on Thursday.  I'm not sure what I'll do with the mittens.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Mittens he can't pull off

I want to make mitten for Caleb.  At one point, somewhere, I saw either mittens or a picture of mittens that kids can't pull off.  (Caleb doesn't like mittens, it is only going to get colder, so I need a plan.)  The mittens I'm thinking of went halfway up the kid's arms, almost to the elbows, and were connected.  I don't think the connection was a string but something much thicker, maybe 7cm across, it was long enough to get the mittens on the kid when they're just wearing a sweater, but not long enough to give enough room to pull the things off once a kid has a coat on.  I have some yarn and felt and a pretty vague plan, that's only in the planning stage because of another project that snuck up on me, but should be done next week.

I just want the little guy to have warm hands.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Ever so sleepy

I realized I hadn't posted for a while yesterday.  Truth be told I haven't done a lot for a while, knitting included.  The reason for this is that we're expecting our second and Caleb has just dropped his morning nap so basically I have been spending his afternoon nap either napping or sitting on the couch awake but too tired to move.

I'm quite happy that I'm starting to feel a bit more energetic, and have been trying to figure out what to knit, although there are definitely some things around the house that have been neglected that I need to address before I spend oodles of time knitting. :)