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Wool and whimsy in the frozen North.

Done done done February 22, 2011

That’s the thing about having a week where you work on lots of things, but finish nothing. Soon after, a bunch of things get finished.

But before I show you finished things, here is something gorgeous- my Christmas present from Nicole.

It’s handspun wool/silk and I love it. It’s so unlike most of the yarn I’ve spun- bouncy and squishy and full of interest and character.

There’s 310 yards there, thick and thin, and I need to decide what to make from it. Maybe Moody Kerchief.

Okay, now for the FO parade.

First up, my ice cream/cake socks (the picot edge just makes them look like layer cake with lots of frosting to me).

No pattern, Knitpicks Felici Self-Striping in Neapolitan, size US 2 needles

I like the process of the afterthought heel, but as I feared they are a little tight to get on. I’m hoping they relax a bit with washing. The picot bindoff is nice and stretchy, though.

Next up, my mom’s felted slippers. She bought me the pattern in exchange for a pair.

French Press Felted Slippers, Patons Classic Wool in grey, size US 15 needles

It’s hard to tell, but the buttons are navy blue. I made the 7/8 size because I have slightly larger feet than my mom and the 9/10 size is too big for me. These fit me ever so slightly snugly when I took them out of the washer, so hopefully they’ll fit mom fine.

Last, a wee pair of toddler mittens I made for a charity auction that a friend of a friend on Ravelry is holding to benefit a little boy’s adoption by his aunt and uncle.

Several patterns, Classic Elite Bazic wool in purple and Knitpicks CotLin in Creme Brulee, size US 5 and 7 needles

I couldn’t help thinking that these look awfully small, but I have so little experience with toddlers that I really don’t know. I cobbled together a few different toddler mitten patterns to make these, and the crowns are intarsia-in-the-round (not as hard as you’d think, just kind of fiddly) of my own design with pink plastic beads knit right into the fabric. I’m very pleased with them, and I’m really hoping they raise a good sum at the auction.

I also made a little phone cozy for Cory’s new Droid (the FIRST THING he did after opening it and activating it was ask me to make him a phone cozy. Gotta love that man!) but I forgot to take a photo last night and he took it to work with him today. I’ll try to get a picture tonight.

Unfortunately, this means that after I donate an old pair of mittens that I only wore once to a local charity tonight, I’ve got six days of February remaining but no Nerd Wars challenges left. I could do something else small for the Harry Potter House Cup, I suppose, but it almost seems a waste not to get March Nerd Wars credit, since I have two big fat projects planned for March. Maybe I’ll cast on that Moody Kerchief anyway.


4 Responses to “Done done done”

  1. Mom Says:

    Woohoo for FOs!! Those socks are super cute. I can’t wait to get those slippers. And I’m sure those mittens will attract some good cash.
    As for that absolutely GORGEOUS yarn, Nicole certainly knows how to give you presents. Whatever you make with it will be stunning, I know.

  2. tuftypuffin Says:

    Beautiful handspun! Can’t wait to see what you make from it. I’m impressed with all your FOs too – those mittens are too cute.

  3. Alexandra Says:

    Very cute slippers and mittens! The socks are beautiful, I love the colors!

  4. liz Says:

    I love the French Press slippers. I think I will be making a couple pairs of them for Christmas this year.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on the blog and entering the giveaway. I have posted the rules and they are in your favor so please come back and take a look.

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