Knit-Worthy Momma

My mom brought her socks to me with a request to darn them. DUDE! I knit these for her, like, for.ev.er ago. I totally forgot about them! So, let me rummage around and see if I can dig up the stats and a badly composed picture of the socks.

Ah. Here we are…

I made these socks for my mom six years ago for her birthday.

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This means that it was early in my sock knitting life. This means that they are terrible. The pattern is Esther Socks and the yarn is Mackintosh Yarns Skye. I decided to put a sweet tomato heel on them and it makes this weird shape out of the lace. bleck

And they have felted a bit. And they had several holes. Which made me think,

Have you ever received so great a compliment on your knitting that the item you made got used to death and a repair is desired so that it can be worn even more?!?

So, of course I fixed the runs and the holes.

But my momma is getting some new hand-knit socks very soon. And they are going to be so much better than these old ones ever were. Because my mom is very knit worthy!

Dino Sweater… Finally

She finally got her Dino sweater. It only took about a billion tries.

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I was inspired by a sweater that I saw on Instagram. (If that was you, raise your hand. I’d love to give credit where credit is due. I scroll through too much and can’t remember where I saw it.)

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The entire Dino is duplicate stitch. Which is fine. But it is a little too thick. And it was a pain to make. But The Princess is so pleased and she won’t take it off, and I am so glad it is finally done. So we are all happy here. YAY

Yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo in Black and Yarn Love Rainbow minis. Pattern is purely made up on the fly. Shout out to Elizabeth Zimmerman who set me free from pattern reliance! It’s been coming in handy in this post-ravelry era.

Christmas Knitting Freak Out

January through October – “I’m totally not knitting Christmas presents this year.”

Mid-November – “I NEED TO KNIT A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR EVERYONE!!!!”

I might be a little stressed right now. Good thing I knit pretty quickly – I have made some good progress:

A shrug for The Munchkin (simple top down raglan of my own design in Swoosh DK “fresh”)

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A cape for The Blessing (simple top down half pi shawl in Knit Picks Glimmer).  I am thinking about putting a pink ribbon through the first row of eyelets to use as a tie.

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A shawlette for The Fraggle (“Ovate” by Tori Gurbisz in Yarn Love Bulky). This pattern was written for one skien of Malabrigo Rasta and I have wanted to make one for years. This is the most epic quick-knit last-minute pattern I have ever seen. I made it in one evening. It’s small but there is a 2 skien version if you want it bigger. This will be perfect size for The Fraggle.

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I am now working on a cowl for The Princess.

Then there is still a vest for Little Man, a hat for The Boy, a scarf (?) for The Dancing Queen, and maybe something for The Man.

I can totally do this…. right?