Monday, August 18, 2014

Distracted for a Bit and Now Back on Track!

In the last few weeks I've been working more than usual, took a much needed vacation at the Oregon Coast with my husband, and finished two sweaters for my almost two-year old granddaughter,Violet. Her cousin, five-month old Isabella, is also going to need more sweaters this winter. Violet is going to have a sibling in March so that means I'll get to knit even more sweet little newborn hats, sweaters, and mittens.

Here are photos of Violet's two sweaters.   Details can be found on my Ravelry account where I'm MoniqueL.

I'm on preemie hat #31 which means I have a ways to go to get to my 100 hat total.  I've given myself a break, however.  Fall term at the  university where I work doesn't start until September 29th  so I'm declaring it summer until that date.  The Maine Mitten Project, however, wants their donations for this year by September 26th so I'll have to mail them earlier that week.  I need to print out and attach tags to each one and I still have two hats and one pair of mittens on the needles and they'll need  to be finished and tagged too.

Oh, and I almost forgot!  I've figured out how to use all the tiny little scraps of yarn I've been collecting. Finger puppets! I've knit quite a few of them but haven't sewn them together or embroidered faces on them yet.  I've found several websites with free patterns (people, bunnies, bears, kitties, monsters are a few) and I'll post links to those soon along with photos.  So, what are these for?  Phlebotomists in children's hospitals give them to children for finger pricks and blood collection.  Awesome!

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