Sunday was the day when all the secret knitting found it’s way to the recipients and now, the big reveal.
Autumn in New England Mittens
Summer Days Mittens
Spring Woods Mittens
Winter Bloom Mittens
Pattern: Fletcher Mittens by Amy Swenson
For: (from the top) Nic, Sharon, Emily and Alice.
Yarn: Sharon’s handspun, Patons Classic Merino Wool, Cascade 220 Quatro and Araucania Toconao.
Needles: US 6
Notes: This is now my go-to mitten pattern The bottom pair have a different stripe pattern than written.
Pattern: Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by Tante Ehm
For: (from the top) Libby, Jenny
Yarn: see above
Needles: US 7
Notes: Really easy, a pair took only a few hours.
Handspun by Sharon fueled mitten/wristwarmer jag. I love knitting for people who love to get knits. And since these were for my knitting group, they *really* liked them. However now I don’t want to knit another mitten for about three years.
Pattern: Christmas Puds for Babies by Ellie Donald
Yarn: small amounts of Bergère de France Caline (for the pudding), Mystery Merino 4Ply (for the brandy sauce), RYC Cashsoft 4Ply (for the berries) and STR LW in Rare Gems (for the holly leaves).
Needles: US 3 & 6
Notes: Hat yarn held double.
This is probably the cutest thing I have ever knit. But I have learned my lesson: some people will just not appreciate knitted gifts.
Thanksgiving was small and filled with way too much food, despite our best efforts to make as little as possible. We just finished up an entire stalk of sprouts yesterday. And my first ever homemade cranberry sauce was a success.
Eww. The weather is grey and icky as autumn has finally kicked in. We’ve got the tree up already, anything to make this dark time of year a little brighter.