The one good thing about having lots of projects on the needles, is at some point they all get to the point where they are quickly finished. This long weekend I finished my Selbuvotter Gloves Annemor #8 and put the finishing touches on the Alpaca Chullo Hat. Lets start with the hat, the story is a bit more interesting.
Originally I was going to knit the hat then sew a fleece lining for the hat. The problem with this theory is that 1) I really don’t sew, and 2) sewing the lining would have entailed getting out the sewing machine which would have entailed cleaning off the area to put the sewing machine, which would have required hours and hours of work. I was not up to this task. I am a very great procrastinator. So I couldn’t decide what to do, the hat needed a lining for extra warmth, after all my niece lives in Alaska. But sewing a lining with my horrible sewing skills didn’t seem like a good idea, especially after the Ringbloomst disaster. So last Saturday on my way to The Weaving Department an idea popped into my head, what if I bought a fleece hat to sew in as the lining, this way the only sewing would be to attach the two hats together, but could I find a hat that fits within the knit hat. I stopped at Walmart and two minutes later had a hat that fit absolutely perfectly as the lining for the chullo hat. So this weekend I sewed in the lining, decided on pompoms instead of tassels and finished the hat. Tomorrow its going in the mail to my niece in Alaska.
I think the pompoms add a nice touch especially for a seven year old.
Next up is the Selbuvotter Gloves. I started these litterally July 2007 or August 2007. They are finally done. I finished them up on Friday.
Mostly I knit on these over lunches at work, before I took up walking. I really wanted them ready for the cold weather coming this weekend for the drive too and from work, so with a few hours work I finished the fingers on the last glove and they are done.
I used Knit Picks Essential Sock Yarn, and only 1 skein of each color, actually probably about only a half of a skein each, so these gloves cost me less then $4. What a bargain! I look forward to making more mittens from this book, this will be my second pair, but I love a lot of the patterns.
Next up in addition to the afghan I am starting a pair of mittens that came in a kit. I’m knitting My Home Spruce by Riihivilla. She makes mitten kits with yarn from Fiinsheep wool and the yarn is hand-dyed with plants and mushrooms and naturual colors of sheep. Someone was knitting a pair of these mittens last year and I fell in love, and ordered 3 kits. I’m finally making a pair, as I do love wearing mittens. Plus they’ll go well with a coat I’m ordering for a trip I’m taking, which I’ll tell you about next post.