Sunday, January 22, 2012

This and That

I have a very long list of things I want to write about... seeing as it is has been quite some time since my last post I have so many finished projects with pictures that I want to show! There are so many things that I received and have been planning on working on that I want to talk about! I feel like I owe an entire post to my "Knitting Fairy Godmother." Even as I am typing this I am still not entirely sure what this post will be about, I haven't even filled in the "Title" box yet- which is very unusual for me. It makes me wonder, does an author of a book think of the title first and then the story?

Okay- now that my rambling is done I will try to create a good blog that touches on all of the aforementioned topics and maybe some more...

Lets start with the completed projects and pictures!

So the last time I wrote I was working on the scarf for the Special Olympics! Below is a picture of this completed project.

It is on my chair at the office because I shipped it from there. After reading the instructions the project requires you to use both colors so I did add the blue fringe at the ends. After sending it in I received a, "Thank You" back in the mail immediately. What a great organization!

The next project I recently finished are the Mitties for my sister. Yes I am aware that Christmas was about a month ago and that I started them a VERY long time ago but she was in Ireland for the holidays so I told myself they didn't need to be done until after Christmas! Lucky for me my sister is super cool and still needs them not only because she works in, "The City" (NYC, for those not raised in the tri-state area.)  My sister got to wear them while she was in Park City for Sundance. Which makes me feel important even if I don't get to be there with her.

She says she likes them and that the thumbs are a little tight. I used a size larger to bind off the hand and the thumb, any suggestions on how to avoid this one side tighter thing. The side I Cast On in all my projects is ALWAYS much more loose, and I wish they would be closer to even.

So I am in that stage in my life where all my friends are either engaged or pregnant so I have made these adorable booties for one of my friends who is expecting a little girl!

Here's One:

Here's Two:

I love them and I plan on making them for like every newborn. I am currently looking for a pattern for a hat to go with the booties I was thinking of this Baby Amanda Hat! What do you think?

The next project I am making is this shawl, I am a little bit nervous about it because I have never made a shawl before and this is my first attempt at lace. I will be using some of the yarn that I got for Christmas from my, "Knitting Fairy Godmother"

Here it is with the finished Mitties:
Here it is alone:

I am hoping it turns out nice and I will wear it at my friends Wedding reception in April, and possibly my other friends wedding in May!

The last picture I am going to show is a cowl I finished yesterday! It is made with Art Yarns-Silk Rhapsody Glitter This was tough to knit with because of the glitter strand! My "Knitting Fairy Godmother" gave me the yarn, needles, pattern and project bag for Christmas last year. I knitted it for quite some time but got tired of having to untangle the strands. So in the summer we untangled it and rewound it VERY carefully and had no more problems. It was so soft to knit with and feels GREAT!

I used an instagram filter on the picture which makes me feel fancy!

Last but not least, in this extremely long picture filled post, I want to thank my "Knitting Fairy Godmother" without her I would not have the renewed passion in knitting! She continues to take my "Knitting Help Line" Phone calls when I make mistakes or a YouTube video isn't enough to explain the multiple methods of "M1" Thank You I have found something I love doing and writing about!

I think I got almost everything on my mind into this post. I have a list next to the couch of other topics for future posts but I wanted to get all of this out of my head! I promise, I will write more soon!


  1. Looks like you do great work

  2. I love those booties! Can't wait to see the shawl coming along. The mitties turned out really well, too!

    1. The booties went so fast, I think that is why they were so much fun! I will have the shawl at our Knit Nights so you will definitely get to see it in progress!

      Thanks for reading! :)

  3. Love the fingerless gloves. There is a stretchy bind off or loose bind off. I did it once on the sleeves of a sweater for one of my granddaughters. Google it but I am sure your Knitting Fairy Godmother might know also. Love the blog and I will be keeping up with it.

    1. I will have to check that out! I always knit so tightly so when I bind off it is super tight! We will miss you this week, have fun!

  4. I love the booties too! What yarn did you use?


    1. Thanks! I cannot take credit for finidng the pattern that was all the "KNitting Fairy Godmother" I used Bernat's Cottontots-Ombres In the Doll House color! I was looking for something that would be easy to clean and not too expensive and it was the perfect fit!