the week that was

When I was jamming and knitting at Vickie’s house last week, she showed me a couple yarns that she had picked up. She wanted to make some cabled fingerless mitts with a bulky yarn, but the pattern she had chosen didn’t work at that gauge. Hmmmm. I have a free fingerless mitt pattern at that gauge, but no cable.

So I thought about how to add that cable, jotted down some notes for her, and voila! Her cabled fingerless mitt.

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Do you want to knit these? I’m planning on re-writing the (very brief) pattern, which was more of a dashed off recipe at the time. It’s on the to-do list…

What else happened this last week? I finished this Snowflake Christmas Stocking at knit nite.

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I started it a long time ago when I was teaching a class. I found it in my UFOs (unfinished objects!). All it needed was an i-cord hanging loop and weaving in all the ends. It’s actually a quick knit in heavy worsted weight yarn; I had just forgotten all about it. Now it’s done, and it’s going to be a gift.

I’m also working a Webfoot scarf for my Silver and Gold Filigree KAL. It’s Webfoot instead of Filigree, but it’s definitely gold! I was planning to knit Filigree in silver, but it turns out that I need this particular scarf for someone. Are you knitting along? I know that there have been some KAL sales through Ravelry, but I haven’t heard from KAL knitters. I’d love to know how you’re doing. Don’t forget, there’s a drawing after December 25 for a skein of fingering weight yarn for KAL finishers.

And last but not least?

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A bunch of thrums, waiting for a knitting project. It’s a lot easier to thrum when the thrums are made up ahead of time. I think a lot of people are knitting Thrumbelina right now; I’m seeing patterns fly out the digital door! ‘Tis the season for the gift of warm feet. This just makes me want to thrum some more. I was wearing my Thrumbelina slippers today, and they are still very cozy. I like wearing them with socks, because they’re slightly more cushy that way, and it puts off having to launder them.

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(old pic, just so you know what I’m talking about)

I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet! And we are celebrating Hanukkah, too.

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Are you gift knitting? How’s it going?

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13 responses to “the week that was

  1. Love the color on the cabled mitt!

    No Christmas knitting for me. Don’t need the stress! LOL

    Happy Chanukkah!

  2. What is a thrum? As to whether I’m gift knitting… the answer is that I should be, as I’m partway through several Christmas knits: a few pairs of socks and a sweater. But I keep getting distracted by other things.

  3. Love the mittens. Such gorgeous, intense purple! The stocking is gorgeous. It will make someone very happy for sure. I have a feel of those UFOs with little finishing…maybe…I’ll pull ‘em out. Thrummed knit is so “right” for these past few days…it’s COLD here in the high desert. And I don’t complain about cold normally.

    Very little or no shopping, I am more into hand/home-made in the last few years. Nope…I haven’t started the holiday knits yet. I know…it will happen. Knowing me…my needles would be clicking away on Christmas Eve lol (Actually, I did…completely forgotten…a sweater and a couple of shawls/scarves.)

    Happy Hanukkah!

    • I don’t like the pressure of holiday deadline knitting, but I don’t mind shopping my stash of sample knits! I’ve knit them all year, and I know I won’t be wearing or needing all of them, so they make great gifts.

      I knit all my thrums, so I have to make more before I an knit further. Guess I should do that now!

  4. I solemnly declared that this would be a non-gift knitting Christmas this year. The last two years I’ve stressed myself out getting things done, and I don’t want that this year. I’m still gift knitting (a sock) right now, but it’s not for Christmas.

    P.S. – If those thrumbs need a good home, you’re welcome to send them my way! ;-)

    • I’m just knitting one gift, but shopping through my stash of things I’ve knit this year for gifts to give! Definitely low stress this way. I don’t do the holiday deadline gift knitting; it would make me unhappy.

      I’ve knit all the thrums in that box, and have to make more before I can continue knitting my project…

  5. My daughter wore a hole in her thrummed slippers I made in your class. Not sure how to fix them…:(

  6. I am still knitting Brian’s sweater. And I just found that I am two stitches off on the split for the zipper opening, and it would be VERY obvious. 9 loooooooong rows in cabled decrease must come out and be redone. For two stinkin stiches. Ugh! At this rate it will be a Valentine sweater.