Fingerless Glove Friday

Fingerless Glove Friday

A finished object! From … searches Ravelry … AUGUST?!?! Well, at least it’s August 2011!

In-out-in-out, you shake it all about!

Mojo Mitts in the remnants of the Zauberball I used for my Serpentine Socks (with a little help from another yarn for the thumbs).

And another FO, this time from January of this year. Positively on time.

Cables galore!

Evenstar Mitts designed by audm and made in King Cole Anti-tickle Merino.

Click on the links for more details/photos.

And finally, a work in progress!

I'm a hooker!

Clue 1 complete and Clue 2 on first glove covered up to prevent spoilers.

These are the Mystery Crochet Fingerless Gloves being done as part of the March CAL on the Fingerless Gloves Fanatics group on Ravelry. I’ve found my people …

Personal stuff: I’ve been to see my GP and she’s put me back on a low dose of my previous happy pills to try and sort the withdrawal symptoms out. So far, I’m like Tigger in comparison to my Eyore of last week.

One day at a time …

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All kinds of crap

All kinds of crap

2paw – I owe you a very long email. Ditto April. And probably a few other people!

Thanks for the well-wishes. I spent the 7th of January in good company enjoying lovely coffee and cake and fondling many yarns and then spent the next day (my actual birthday) recovering! Not a bad start to the year.

Instead of doing individual FO/WIP posts for the stuff I’ve finished and have on the go I’ll just do a quick-and-dirty round up of some stuff now and some other things later in the month.

Fluffy Bunny and Camo Ninja minions for my sister-in-law and brother, respectively.
Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch in Araucania and Regia Stretch for my dad (bit late for Christmas, never mind!)
Windward by Woollywormhead - best modelled shot I could get, sorry!

I also have a pair of finished wristwarmers, a finished shawl for me, a finished cardigan for my mum (only 3 days late), some things I made for a swap last year, plus a purge of UFOs and probably lots of other stuff I’ve forgotten about.

 

I’ll get there … eventually!

FO: Craktus Scarf

FO: Craktus Scarf

As far as simple scarves go, I rather like this one!

ORANGE!

I wanted a cotton scarf I could wear when it was cool enough to need a scarf but too warm for a wool one. I was in Purl City Yarns in March and Audrey M was knitting a headband in a cotton yarn which held it’s texture beautifully. It was this yarn I thought of when I wanted a scarf.

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Stop-gap

Stop-gap

A stop-gap blog post before the Watershed FO and a stop-gap craft while I recover a little.
What’s a girl to do when she’s recovering from being unable to speak for a couple of hours or being unable to move properly?*

Triple-strand some DK-weight yarn, grab a 10 mm hook and start a lap blanket for her mum, of course!

The hideous irony of having a hidden disability and chronic illness is no-one but my immediate family have ever seen me at my worst. Even my neighbour has only seen me on the up-swing (or down-swing).

To conclude: my life sucks, but it could be worse.

*Turns out it was the combination of a very good painkiller and another ear infection (ugh, those are so 2010).  Photos of my Watershed when my neck is less WWE wrestler-sized.

And you thought I was particular

And you thought I was particular

More on that at the end of the post but …

Sorry for the extended silence (like anyone missed me) but this ‘flu had a sting in the tail and it knocked me flat again.  Knew my recovery was too good to be true.  Not a lot of knitting/crochet done but here’s what I have managed to achieve:

owls

No progress worth photographing, but I’m now done with the waist decreases

Watershed (thought I’d forgotten about this, didn’t you?)

I’ve now finished one side of the attached collar and started on the other side.

Crocheted contest item

I made a second one because I ran out of yarn on the border of the first and I really need to make sure you can make it with a set amount of yarn.  So the one I showed last time is now the prototype/chef’s privilege.

Blooming KAL swatch

After some heavy photo manipulation to try and get the true colour here it is:

I messed up a couple of parts of the stitch pattern but it’s more-or-less there.  It looks better with the light shining through so please excuse the ultra-glam photo of the swatch being held in place on my vertical blind by hair clips!

… you haven’t met my mum…

She is a speshul snowflake angel of the highest order. And I mean that in a nice way!

I’ve given up on the chunky chenille CARDIGAN OF DOOM (more on it’s fate in a future post) and instead I’m making Enid from the Winter 2006 issue of IK.

The prescribed yarn (Reynold’s Whiskey) is a sport-weight 100% wool yarn and I may have found a yarn which fits with her requirements.

Mostly cotton or acrylic.  Dark and versatile colour. MACHINE WASHABLE (that one’s very important). And not going to break the bank.

Come on down …

Sirdar Click DK in Deep Blue!!!

70% acrylic and 30% wool.

I’ll be digging into my DK and sport-weight stashes to work the circles on the yoke so I’m ready to go. What are my chances of making it for her birthday at the end of March?  Yeah, I know.  You can stop laughing now!