Monday, January 4, 2010

Maker Monday: week one

In addition to becoming an excellent baker I've decided to keep track of my knitting more this year. I have a tendency to start projects or buy yarn and put them aside, only to discover them months later. In order to avoid that this year I'm going to start posting finished projects every Monday. I'm also going to note where I'm at with projects that are currently on the needles. Hopefully this motivates me to be more productive.

This week I knit fingerless mits for Ann (green) and Mary (yellow). On Christmas I discovered that John's mom & sister work in cold offices like I do. In the winter I wear fingerless mits at my desk all day and they help a lot. I hope they are kept warm by my handiwork.

I finished Ellie's legwarmers. They ended up cuter than I would have imagined and I can't wait to give them to her.

I made myself a cowl out of bulky hand spun wool I picked up at a stand at the last indoor farmer's market. It adds a lot of warmth and looks pretty cute too. I had been coveting the yarn all summer, so I finally decided to go for it. I'm glad I did. It's a cold winter and I'll get a lot of use out of a cowl.

On the needles I have a snowshoeing hat for myself. I finally frogged my first attempt at a sweater, so I should have the second attempt OTN in time to watch the Hawkeye game tomorrow night.

In addition to the other projects, I am making Mom a lace ribbon scarf. That project will be on the needles a long time, so I will give a weekly update. The scarf is currently twelve inches long.


mary-claire said...

the cowl is GORGEOUS! amazing work, as always.

essjay said...

Those leg warmers did turn out VERY cute! You are a very prolific knitter!