Monday, October 13, 2014

Matching Thumbs Up ~

I am thrilled that these thumbs seem to match on these mittens. Even my daughter, of the "unmatched thumbs" was surprised and pleased when I showed her the two thumbs.
Perhaps I have time to cast on another pair of mittens before the deadline for the kids at Detroit Achievement Academy!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Socks or Mittens ~

The more I look at these mittens, the more they still look like socks.  I thought I should knit some color work into the top so it will draw attention away from the thumbs.
I am still a little worried about matching thumbs.... you can see in this picture where the thumbs will be, someday soon. Would a second grader notice if the thumbs don't match?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Special Mittens ~

It turns out that we have enough hats knit for the kids at Detroit Achievement Academy, however we need a few more pair of mittens. I have not knit many mittens, as the two I have knit had some issues with matching thumbs, yet turned out well in the end...
So I cast on two mittens, as if they were toe up socks, and hope that they will turn out to look like mittens instead of socks...and I'm already worried about those thumbs....

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy Pocket Wheel Anniversary ~

On this day, back in 2011, Jitteryknitter and I picked up my oh-so-special Pocket Wheel that was made specially for me.  Has it really been three years with my special wheel?
With lessons and lots of practice, I have enjoyed all the time spent learning and improving my spinning. I have a long way to go and a lot to learn, yet I know my wheel and I have many many great years ahead to grow and learn together!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Twilight Knitting ~

One of our favorite cross country races happened tonight at twilight, and our varsity girl ran really fast.
We surprised her by bringing college daughter to the race so there was a wonderful reunion as younger daughter sees older daughter and can't believe she is HERE AT THE RACE!  It was a wonderful fun time for all of us.
Bonus for me is that I was able to get some road trip knitting of socks on the way there!  Hurrah!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Plyed Hand dyed ~

Finally time to ply my lovely hand dyed hand spun from the Dye Day at the Barn. This fiber has been such fun, from choosing colors to dye with at the Barn, and having help from friends and rock star dyers, to getting it home to start spinning.
I think it is turning out to be oh-so-lovely as a two ply.  I wonder how many yards there will be?

Monday, September 22, 2014

College Road Trip Knitting ~

As we take our oldest back to college, we are a bit sad that our summer together is over. It was a short summer together since she spent the first seven weeks in Madagascar, yet we were able to get some camping trips squeaked in upon her return.
The only good part of taking her back to college, other than her great apartment, a funny grocery shopping trip and her great roommates was road trip knitting for me....