{Yarn Along} Two Weeks!?

Yarning Along with Ginny:

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I last posted. Amante had the week off last week, and we spent a lot of time together as a family. We went to the Air Zoo an hour south of us.  We got a lot of home stuff done. I did a LOT of knitting. But none of it made it here! I think I needed the time with him. I think I needed the time away from here.

I’m back today with that pair of hats I mentioned in my last post. My friend’s sister just had her second son and since I didn’t knit for the older boy, I thought it was about time they got some hand knits from me.

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The pattern is from here. It was a dream to knit. I’m loving straightforward simple patterns right now. My friend’s sister was really pleased with the hats…

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Just look at this cutie!

I’ve also started one of these for the same friend who I made the fingerless gloves for. She’s been looking for a snood for some time. It only just occurred to me that there are lots of simple patterns on Ravelry, so we picked one and I got started.

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The yarn is a little bigger than the pattern calls for. It will be squishy and warm and wonderful to wear. I can’t wait to have time to finish it tonight!

My bookshelf is full too! I’ve read three of the four Enchanted Forest books by Patricia Wrede. I’m finding them the perfect thing to give my brain a rest before bed. I also picked up Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman. It was a fun little book! I’ve started The Snow Child, but I just don’t think I’m going to get it read by tomorrow night. Good thing I picked one for book club this month that I’ve already read. For some reason, it’s just not exciting me right now. Though, I won’t lie, I’m looking forward to the discussion!

Happy Knitting, friends!

 

{Yarn Along} For Friends

Yarning Along with Ginny:

I find that the knitting that has been consuming my time lately hasn’t been for me. I finished the gloves (post here) for my friend Pat, and she loved them. They will be just what she needs to keep her hands and arms warm during the coming cold nights.

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They washed up beautifully. The yarn plumped up and got even softer. I am very happy with them!

I’ve also been working on a pair of little hats for my friend Toni. Her sister is due any day with her second son and as I never got around to knitting for his big brother either, I thought a pair of matching wool hats was in order.

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I love the bright blue with the black! I was hoping to have these done to give to her today but the weekend was busy busy busy and I haven’t had any time to work on them! They will be my project for the coming week.

I’m back in a bit of a reading slump. I was enjoying Mister Max, but it’s on my phone, and I am trying to avoid my phone right before bed. I seem to be sleeping better when I don’t stare at the back lit screen for an hour before I shut my eyes. I need to get going on The Snow Child, our book club pick for this month, but for now I’m reading Dealing with Dragons, a YA fiction that The Teen recommended to me. It’s a fun read, part of a series, and I think I might just read them all.

What’s on your needles this week? I’m hoping to have time to pop over and say hi later today!

Align Mitts

Please forgive the messy table in the background. Kate and I are finishing up school for the day, and I had a minute while she did some art to post my finished Align Mitts.

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I had plenty of yarn, and I love how soft and cozy they are. I’m a little frustrated because the recipient is out of town this week, and usually I would see her this afternoon. I want her to have them! She won’t be home till Monday so that will give me time to pop them in the washer and dryer.

Squeee! I hope she loves them!