Friday, January 11, 2013

First Finishes for 2013

The first 10 days of 2013 have been very productive . I've got three finished knits to show for my efforts . These are the first two of three planned scarves . These  scarves are all the rage here at the moment . The white one is a thank you gift to a new neighbour for hosting us to a very entertaining evening over the holidays . The second and third are birthday gifts also for a neighbour and her mum . The third is still a work in progress . There's only so many ruffly scarves that you can knit without losing your mind or the will to knit anything ever again . After number 3 it will be a frosty Friday or pigs fly  before I buy more of that stuff . Mind you I had been contemplating selling them at my Wednesday afternoon bowling league to make some cash for the local food bank next Christmas. They are a quick and easy knit , but after these three I think I'm done for awhile !

The third finish and the one that I'm most happy with is my Peacock Hat . Unlike Goldilocks it didn't take me three tries before it was just right . Take II is perfect and has been out and about a couple of times this week . I just love it and I love wearing it . I'm so not a hat person, I only wear one when I absolutely have to , so for me to say that is really something .

What's next you might ask ? Well I've been bitten by the Smitten . The plan over the next 11 months is to knit 48 of these mitts in time to make Advent garlands for Casey and Max .I certainly have enough stash yarn to make that many . I also think that it will be fun for the little ones to get their treats from an Omi made mitten every day till Christmas . So one or two every week till I'm done . I've got a head start on next week ...

Have a wonderful weekend !


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Smitten is cute isn't it. You're certainly starting well ahead of time, so good for you!

Your peacock hat is gorgeous!

As for the scarves, I knit one and never again. I'm always thinking I should make more of something but I get bored with things pretty quick. Too many other shiny patterns to try :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I bought some yarn for those scarves over a year ago - still haven't made it. But they are cute!

Love the peacock hat!

lexa said...

Smitten is a neat idea. I was thinking about trying one of those scarves, but I don't know if I'd like knitting it. Guess I'll have to try one to find out! :)

CelticCastOn said...

You`re on a roll!
The smitten mittens are soo cute and the kids will love them!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Peacock hat is GORGEOUS!

Ruffly scarves have hit it big here too. I was helping a friend with hers today and decided it won't be among the things I knit. Too fiddly!

But, they sure are cute.