Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gray Mittens with Red Stripes

A pair of mittens out of wool for The Maine Mitten Project

Friday, July 25, 2014

Infant Mitts III

More infant mitts knit from leftover sock yarns.   This is a good pattern to use very small amounts of yarn although I have too much of it I'll probably need to figure out how to use several balls in one item.   Perhaps mittens with stripes  for a small child?   I'll take a look at project pages in Ravelry for different mitten patterns for other ideas of variations and color combinations.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mistletoe Mittens

These mittens are made of left-over sock yarn.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Twelve Preemie Hats Done

 Here are the first twelve preemie hats done. It takes me one to two hours to complete each one.

Peppermint Stick Hat

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Variegated Teal Mittens

I used the very last of my Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted yarn in the Tormented Teal colorway for these mittens.  I'd earlier made a hat of this yarn for the Mitten Project as well.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Turquoise Mittens

I've knit a number of hats for The Maine Mitten Project and I'll continue doing that but I want to send mittens too.   Here's one pair.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Preemie Hats for Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Making all of those little preemie hats for Albany General Hospital has started me making them again. The ones I'm knitting now will go to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.  I'm going to make some relatively simple, one-color ones, but as I begin to run out of yarn I'll start making some which are stranded  or striped or which use simple fair-isle bands.

Red and White Mittens

I love the classic combination of red and white, especially for mittens, but I'm starting to run out of red yarn so this may be one of the last projects with that color.   This mitten pattern is based on Mushroom Mittens (pattern information here).  I added a few random stripes to  make it more interesting.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Baby Mittens

A few years ago I knit these mittens out of sock yarn and donated them to an auction for a Food Drive sponsored by the university library where I work.  Mary, the acquisitions editor for the university press, bought them because she loved them and kept them on her desk to admire.   Not long ago an author she was working saw them and commented on how much she loved them.  It turns out she was having a baby and so Mary gave them to her.  The author lives in Colorado so they will fit her baby just about when the snow begins to fall.   Mary believes she was meant to hold on to those mittens until they found the perfect home.  I think so too.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Preemie Hats XI

The last of the preemie hats.  I'll be mailing all of them later this week.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wild Mushroom Cap

Inspired by some hats in the project section for the Mushroom Cap, I knit this hat and what better name for it than Wild Mushroom?  This is another good way to use up scraps and I'll certainly knit it again perhaps using DK wool for a baby hat.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014