Robots! Mittens! Colorwork! Oh, my!

I have rediscovered my passion for knitting colorwork patterns.

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Love Bytes in Madelinetosh 80/10/10 in California Poppy and Madelinetosh Vintage in Iris. Ravelry page here.IMGP0893I was so excited when presented the opportunity to knit these for someone else. I have eyed them for a long while, now, knowing that I would never wear them, but wanting to knit them just for the fun of it. And it was fun, so very fun! In fact, they were so much fun that I immediately began another colorwork project as soon as I was finished with them.

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Kicking off the Year Right

This whole stash challenge is so fun! (So she says on day 2…)

The kids need new mittens? I’ve got just the bulky weight wool for that!

These are the Chunky Children’s Mittens (a free pattern) in Knit Picks Cadena Cranberry, Knit Picks WotA Bulky Galaxy, and Malabrigo Chunky Pink Frost.

And, I couldn’t have started this at a better time. Hubby just got his hours reduced at work, so even if I wanted to buy more yarn, I couldn’t! Financial wizardry is my other 2011 challenge!

So, how’s your year starting out?