After completing the last round of custom orders, I've actually started making forward progress again! I packed up a footlocker's worth of yarn that'll go with me during our move, but I have another left to knit from for the next few weeks.
In the meantime, I've broken out the kit I've made up for the second stocking for my brother and his partner. I finished the cuff and plan on tackling some of the colorwork tomorrow while it's nice and rainy out. It's a pretty quick knit, but it requires slightly more brain commitment than I usually need. It'll be good to have those done, boxed up, and ready to mail out when the time comes.
After knocking out a pair of socks for my shop, I decided to make myself a pair of convertible mitts. They turned out pretty kick ass, if I say so myself. I originally intended them to be just red, but the cream and yellow jumped out of my scrap drawer and had to be used. The cream and yellow stripes are at the top of the cuffs, the top of the mitten flaps, and two narrower stripes run at the base of the fingers on the fingerless glove part. Pleased!
I posted awhile ago about knitting some socks for my MIL's birthday. I finished them last week and presented them to the lovely lady earlier in the week!
I've mentioned a few times the lace piece that I'd been working on for my grandmother for Mother's Day. Well, it went out in the mail on Tuesday to her after I soaked (mmmm, grapefruit Eucalan!) and blocked it. I'm a terrible blocker, but it turned out pretty well. It's 70% Angora, 25% Wool, 5% Nylon, so it's pretty crazy soft and a bit fluffy.
So here it is, for your viewing pleasure. Don't look for any mistakes or you're sure to find them! ;)
Spring is here and my motivation to knit, as it always does, is waning a bit. Sitting in my craft room with the windows open isn't an acceptable substitute for laying in the grass with the cool breezes, warm sun, and catching the occasional whiff of my blooming iris. I've been spending as much of the days outside getting my garden started as I can, and trying to do as much work-work as I can on the screened porch with my laptop.
In the evenings, I have so many other projects that I want to start, so I'm having to carve out designated knitting time. I still love doing it, but I find it hard to make time for it when I have so many NEW things to do.
I wanted to get the lace piece I started for grandmother done a few weeks ago, but that's been, sadly, delayed greatly. I took an hour last night to work on it and made good progress, so I'll probably do the same today. I can't wait until it's done! I keep playing with it while I'm knitting it because it's so soft and flowy. :)
I did finish a pair of socks for my mom, and have decided that they're going to be for her birthday. I ended up not being able to resist buying her this double oven mitt (and towel) set from TheGivingTree. They have ducks and will soon have guinea hens, so I thought the frolicking birds were hilariously appropriate. Well, maybe not hilarious but definitely a bit funny. :)
And to finish this essay off, here are mom's socks:
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