Afghans/Blankets

The never again blanket

Hello, all! I finished knitting this twisted rib blanket yesterday afternoon. I’m not sure whatever possessed me to think that it was a good idea to knit a twisted rib blanket with eight skeins of fingering weight yarn. I will never do this again. Never ever never ever again!!! I was so sick of knitting on it that it that I decided to list it for sale because I never want to see it again. This was a case of my hobby becoming a job just to finish the project.

However, this is the softest and coziest blanket I have ever made. I just never want to see it again.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: sale pile
  • PATTERN: twisted rib and a bazillion stitches
  • SIZE: throw size
  • STARTED: April 28th
  • COMPLETED: November 9th
  • YARN: 8 skeins of Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight yarn
  • HANDDYED: yes
  • YARDAGE: 3702 yards
  • WEIGHT: –
  • NEEDLES: 8.0 mm/US 11
  • METHOD: –
  • MODIFICATIONS: –
  • NOTES: I think that a similar effect could be created with garter stitch and a smaller knitting needle

I spent some time this morning wrapping things up with my inventory spreadsheet and I thought that I’d snap a picture before I boxed everything up. I would still like to finish the pink and brown blanket in the top left corner. Tomorrow is set up day and then the sale is the following weekend on the 18th and 19th.

Next year I’d like to concentrate more on hats and dishcloths or kitchen items. I don’t really think that the larger items like the blankets will sell well but I really wanted to clean out my yarn inventory to make room to store one particular line of yarn. This line has 30 different colors that mix and match well together. Here are a few that I ordered last week.

The yarn can be used to make solid colored hats with texture like this hat

Or I can mix and match colors to make hats like these

I also picked up some yarn to knit myself a cardigan. I’m think that it will be my birthday cast on in January which gives me some time to finish up a few projects… I have previously tried to knit the Water and Stone Cardigan but I struggled with it and decided to try again later. I hope with a few more years of knitting experience that I can pull it off this time. Never give up just try again later.

this yarn is destined to become a Norwegian or Scandinavian mitten advent calendar. Stranded knitting is also something that I tried and struggled with a few years ago. This time I’m armed with a little more education on the types of yarns that are appropriate for stranded knitting. Apparently the wool/silk blend of yarn that I tried the first time was the culprit for slippery stitches falling off the needles. The yarn I have chosen this time around is 100% wool and it has a lot more grip and stitch definition. I am excited to try again!

I’m hoping that after one more week or so of craziness I can come back to you guys with a clean and settled house and tons of creative energy. Like I said I still want to finish working on the pink and brown blanket but other than that I have finished all of my donations, gifts, and sale items for the year. I’d like to narrow my works in progress down to three yarn projects plus my extra project stashed in the car and one cross stitch project.

I’m going to participate in NO START DECEMBER again this year with the exception of a sock knit along that I want to do for fun. I currently have seven yarn related projects, one cross stitch project, and one embroidered project in progress. Last November I think I had about 17 yarn projects going. Maybe someday I will get my startitis under control.

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Cross Stitch, Hat, Kitchen Items

October FO’s 

During the month of October I finished 80 projects that used a total of 16,716 ft or 5572 yards or 3.7 miles of yarn. I also worked on … three blankets

  1. Pink Modern Granny
  2. Blue Modern Granny
  3. Ribbed Shanklet 

1.) Noro Bankhead Hat


RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT:  Gift Pile
  • PATTERN: Bankhead Hats by Susie Gourlay *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Adult Medium
  • STARTED: September 28th
  • COMPLETED: October 1st
  • YARN: Noro Kureyon color 354
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 110 yards
  • WEIGHT: 50 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: I knit for 6.75 inches instead of 7 inches for yarn management and it’s a good thing that I did.
  • NOTES: none

2 – 9.) Stashbusting Helix Hats

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: several
  • PATTERN: Stash Busting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose  *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: 2 baby, 4 child, 2 adult
  • STARTED: September 29th
  • COMPLETED: October 11th
  • YARN: first 6 hats used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch and the last 2 hats used Red Heart Super Saver
  • HANDDYED: n/a
  • YARDAGE: 810 yards
  • WEIGHT: n/a
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: knit in the round and closed with magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: Baby – 80 sts, 1.5 inch 1×1 ribbed cuff, separate in half (40 sts), knit body of hat for 4.25 inches, k 10 place marker, close as directed in pattern Child –  84 sts, 2 inch 1×1 ribbed cuff, decrease 4 stitches, separate in half (40 sts), knit body of hat for 6.5 inches, k 10 place marker, close as directed in pattern Adult – add .75 inches to the body of the hat before closing as directed in the pattern.

10 –  12.) Dragon Pox Beanie Hats


RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: several
  • PATTERN: Dragon Pox Beanie by ALJayKnits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: one size (adult)
  • STARTED: October 4th
  • COMPLETED: October 15th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Mandala in the shade of Spirit
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 590
  • WEIGHT:
  • NEEDLES: 4.0 mm/US 6
  • METHOD: knit in the circle from the bottom up and closed via magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

13 – 17.) Messy Bun Hats

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Daughter
  • PATTERN: improvised
  • SIZE: adult
  • STARTED: October 16th
  • COMPLETED: October 17th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Mandela in the shade of unicorn
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 118 yards
  • WEIGHT: na
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US 6
  • METHOD: in the round
  • MODIFICATIONS: na
  • NOTES: na


RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: ?
  • PATTERN: improvised
  • SIZE: teen
  • STARTED: October 23rd
  • COMPLETED: October 29th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Mandela in the shade of Unicorn
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 373.7 yards
  • WEIGHT: 95 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US 6
  • METHOD: in the round
  • MODIFICATIONS: na
  • NOTES: na

18 – 79.) Dishcloths

80.) Mini Cross Stitch

Hat

Messy Bun Hats 

Wow here we are at the end of October already. My craft sale is 19 days away and I still feel completely unprepared even though I’ve been preparing all year for it. I have three blankets that I’d still like to finish. So I’m going to concentrate on those for the remaining time and if they don’t get completed they will be there for next year. 

I’ve had a few people ask about messy bun hats so I thought that I’d give them a try. I personally think they look like alien hats. I’d prefer to wear a slouchy hat over my bun but hey I admit that I’m old and not the trendiest individual. 

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Daughter 
  • PATTERN: improvised 
  • SIZE: adult 
  • STARTED: October 16th
  • COMPLETED: October 17th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Mandela in the shade of unicorn 
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 118 yards
  • WEIGHT: na
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US 6 
  • METHOD: in the round 
  • MODIFICATIONS: na 
  • NOTES: na 


RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: ?
  • PATTERN: improvised 
  • SIZE: teen
  • STARTED: October 23rd 
  • COMPLETED: October 29th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Mandela in the shade of Unicorn 
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 373.7 yards
  • WEIGHT: 95 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US 6 
  • METHOD: in the round 
  • MODIFICATIONS: na
  • NOTES: na 

Over this last week my Hubby and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. I made him a cross stitch decoration and he ordered me some essential oils that I have been wanting to try. I’m hoping that they will give me some relief from allergies and anxiety. I will post more about that after I have had a chance to try them out. 


Our house guests are supposed to be moving out on Friday and while I’m going to miss having their children around I’m looking forward to getting back to our normal routine. 

Free Pattern(s), Misc. Crafts

61 Dishcloths 

I met my goal of knitting 52 dishcloths for the year plus a few extra. I stashed away some for gifts, some for my own kitchen, and the others are in my craft sale pile. 

The craft sale that I plan to participate in is about three weeks away and I still have a lot that I’d like to get done. I did manage to sit down this morning and finish making tags and then I priced and inventoried the items that I have finished. I have yarn sitting on my desk for several more hats and I still have two afghans in progress. 


We still have our house guests for at least another two weeks. I am amazed at how productive I have been when you take the extra cooking and cleaning into consideration. I’m guessing that it has something to do with getting up around 5:00 AM every week day. I find myself being super productive during the day and crashing by 8:30 at night. Last Friday I was in bed by 8:45 laughing at how lame I have become in my old age and then we were up by 7:00 AM on Saturday morning. I am looking forward to getting out of the house for the craft sale. Hopefully I make more than I spend. 

Handmade Gifts, Hat

Dragon Pox Beanie Hats 

Hello All 😜 a while back I purchased some self stripping yarn just because I wanted to try it out! The blue shades are just gorgeous and the pinks are pretty cute too. 


I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get three hats out of one skein of yarn. 


RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: several 
  • PATTERN: Dragon Pox Beanie by ALJayKnits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: one size (adult)
  • STARTED: October 4th
  • COMPLETED: October 15th 
  • YARN: Lion Brand Mandala in the shade of Spirit
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 590
  • WEIGHT
  • NEEDLES: 4.0 mm/US 6
  • METHOD: knit in the circle from the bottom up and closed via magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none 

I have three more skeins of this yarn and three similar yarns so I foresee a lot of hats in the near future. 

Handmade Gifts, Hat

A bunch of helix hats and craft sale prep

So after finishing up my Christmas gifts and donation hats I decided to knit up a few more hats some for gifts and some for my Craft Sale pile. In fact since I last posted I have knit a total of 9 hats and 12 dishcloths! I’ve also been crocheting on two different blankets. I’d say that craft sale prep is in high gear!

I knit these two Stash Busting Helix Hats for my baby gift pile

I knit these two Stash Busting Helix Hats for my nieces that are staying with us.

I knit these two Stash Busting Helix Hats to drop off at an old friends house when I’m back home next time

and last but not least I knit these two Stash Busting Helix Hats for my craft sale pile

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: several
  • PATTERN: Stash Busting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose  *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: 2 baby, 4 child, 2 adult
  • STARTED: September 29th
  • COMPLETED: October 11th
  • YARN: first 6 hats used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch and the last 2 hats used Red Heart Super Saver
  • HANDDYED: n/a
  • YARDAGE: 810 yards
  • WEIGHT: n/a
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: knit in the round and closed with magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: Baby – 80 sts, 1.5 inch 1×1 ribbed cuff, separate in half (40 sts), knit body of hat for 4.25 inches, k 10 place marker, close as directed in pattern Child –  84 sts, 2 inch 1×1 ribbed cuff, decrease 4 stitches, separate in half (40 sts), knit body of hat for 6.5 inches, k 10 place marker, close as directed in pattern Adult – add .75 inches to the body of the hat before closing as directed in the pattern.

 

Brittany, Charitable Donations, Hat

Operation Gratitude 

Earlier today I shipped my donation packages to Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude. This year I sent 15 hats in memory of my Sister, Grandfather, and Father. It’s nice to have the space that I was storing them in cleaned out so that I can start over for next year. I’m hoping to create one a week up until donation time next year. 52 hats is an awesome goal!!! 

Updated to show the tags attached to each hat! 

Handmade Gifts, Hat

Noro Bankhead Hat 

I knit this hat with some yarn that I won for knitting donation hats. I only had 50 grams of this yarn so I ended up knitting a smaller sized hat than usual with all but a few inches of the yarn. I think that it will go into my gift pile. 

This was my first time working with Noro yarn. It is 💯% wool and a bit on the scratchy side however it washed very nicely. It’s softer and it stretched out a little in size when I blocked it. 

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT:  Gift Pile
  • PATTERN: Bankhead Hats by Susie Gourlay *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Adult Medium 
  • STARTED: September 28th
  • COMPLETED: October 1st
  • YARN: Noro Kureyon color 354
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 110 yards
  • WEIGHT: 50 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: I knit for 6.75 inches instead of 7 inches for yarn management and it’s a good thing that I did. 
  • NOTES: none
Handmade Gifts, Hat, Mittens/Gloves, Socks, Tin Can Knits

September Finished Projects

*this is just a test post to see how I like a monthly project round up

Sport weight socks are so fasts to knit up and it turns into a lovely dense warm sock! These are for my Hubby for Christmas.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • RECIPIENT: Hubby
  • PATTERN: 64 sts with sport weight yarn
  • SIZE: Men’s 10.5
  • STARTED: June 11th 2017
  • COMPLETED: Sept. 6th 2017
  • YARN: Knit Picks bare sport weight – hand dyed by me with jacquards sapphire dye
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 294 yards
  • NEEDLES: 2.75 mm/US # 2
  • METHOD: two at a time toe up magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: I casted on 28 sts (14 on each needle) – inc to 64 sts – knit foot of sock for 8.5 inches – added gusset and heel from the socks on a plane pattern – knit leg for 1.5 inches – knit 10 row 2×2 rib for cuff – stretchy bind off
  • NOTES: next time knit the leg for three inches and the cuff for 20 rounds

The waffle stitch pattern gives fun texture with out a lot of fuss. It’s easy to knit yet at the same time it adds just enough stitch change to keep it interesting.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Daughter
  • PATTERN: none
  • SIZE: 10.5
  • STARTED: April 4th
  • COMPLETED: September 15th
  • YARN: Heels, Toes, & Cuffs with Knit Picks Bare! And Knit Picks Felici in the shade of Bubble
  • HANDDYED: na 
  • YARDAGE: 319 yards
  • WEIGHT: 72 grams
  • NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US 1
  • METHOD: two at a time toe up with an afterthought heel
  • MODIFICATIONS: na
  • NOTES: na

I love the way a ribbed hat looks. I’m not the biggest fan of knitting ribbing. However, this donation hat knit up really well.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude.
  • PATTERN: two by two by Anne Gagnon *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: July 8th
  • COMPLETED: Aug 26th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Ash
  • HANDDYED: na
  • YARDAGE: 169
  • WEIGHT: 81 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles and magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: I started the ribbing and got tired of knitting ribbing so I switched to stockingette
  • NOTES: hat turned out huge because of my modifications – next time follow the pattern

I love the Barley Hat pattern it has just enough stitch texture to keep it interesting yet at the same time I can knit on it while watching NASCAR and not have to worry about messing the pattern up as I either cheer on my driver or curse out the drivers that get in his way. On a side note… keeping my hands busy has probably saved my remote from being chucked across the room a time or two.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude.
  • PATTERN: Barley by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: Sept 15th
  • COMPLETED: Sept 16th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Alalfa
  • HANDDYED: na
  • YARDAGE: 125 yards
  • WEIGHT: 60 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles and magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

Mittens are such a practical gift. They along with hats are much needed in my area for several months out of the year.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas gift
  • PATTERN: Maize Mittens by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 15th
  • COMPLETED: December 20th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the Sade of Pucker
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 121 yards
  • WEIGHT: 58 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.0 mm/ US 6
  • METHOD: two at a time via magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

My Grandma saw the pink set of mittens that I knit and dropped hints… This pair is for her!


RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas gift
  • PATTERN: Worlds Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: Sept 20th
  • COMPLETED: Sept 22nd 
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of White
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 133 yards
  • WEIGHT: 64 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US size 6
  • METHOD: two at a time via magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

The helix hat pattern has enough interest to make me keep knitting without putting it down. It’s not a hard pattern at all but you have to remember to drop your current strand of yarn and pick up new strands of yarn in the right places. The stripes do not go the whole way around the hat and it has a spiraled look to it if you look closely.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: My Son
  • PATTERN: Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: one size
  • STARTED: Sept 23rd
  • COMPLETED: Sept 24th
  • YARN: Red Heart Super Saver scraps in the shades of black, bright yellow, and pumpkin
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 101.1 yards
  • WEIGHT: 55 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: next time add .5 to 1 inches before starting the decreases

I also finished up my Christmas knitting with these two hats. I love how they turned out and I will be knitting this pattern again sometime in the near future. The pattern has just enough rib to give it an interesting texture but not enough to drive me crazy. I need to learn how to purl continentally so that I don’t have to flip the yarn back and forth. I can knit continentally but my standard go to is English style knitting.

RAVELRY NOTES

hat on mannequin head

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas Gift
  • PATTERN: Bankhead Hats by Susie Gourlay *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 20th
  • COMPLETED: September 25th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Sliver
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 122.7
  • WEIGHT: 59 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas Gift
  • PATTERN: Bankhead Hats by Susie Gourlay *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 20th
  • COMPLETED: September 25th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Heartland in the shade of Mount Rainier
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE:116.7
  • WEIGHT: 66 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

During the month of September I finished 8 projects that used a total of 4005 ft or 1335 yards or .76 miles of yarn. I also worked on two blankets. 


I hope that you all have a happy, safe, and creative October. Mine is going to be filled with extra cleaning, laundry, cooking, and of coarse craft sale preparations. See you all on the flip side!!! ❤ Missy

Handmade Gifts, Hat, Introvert Personality/ISTJ, Me Time

three more hats

Hey all! I had a busy few days and I managed to whip up these hats as gifts. The first is the Helix hat which was knit for my son with yarn that he picked from my scrap bin. I’m not sure that he planed a Halloween themed hat but that is what we ended up with. I really enjoy knitting this pattern. I managed to knit it from start to finish in one day.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: My Son
  • PATTERN: Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: one size
  • STARTED: Sept 23rd
  • COMPLETED: Sept 24th
  • YARN: Red Heart Super Saver scraps in the shades of black, bright yellow, and pumpkin
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 101.1 yards
  • WEIGHT: 55 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: next time add .5 to 1 inches before starting the decreases

I also finished up my Christmas knitting with these two hats. I love how they turned out and I will be knitting this pattern again sometime in the near future.

RAVELRY NOTES

hat on mannequin head

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas Gift
  • PATTERN: Bankhead Hats by Susie Gourlay *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 20th
  • COMPLETED: September 25th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Sliver
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 122.7
  • WEIGHT: 59 grams
  • NEEDLES:  4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas Gift
  • PATTERN: Bankhead Hats by Susie Gourlay *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 20th
  • COMPLETED: September 25th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Heartland in the shade of Mount Rainier
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE:116.7
  • WEIGHT: 66 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

So, I have finished my Christmas knitting! I have one more donation hat to knit before I ship those off too. I’m going to continue making monthly donation hats for next years donation package while I gear up for this years craft sale the weekend before Thanksgiving.

The number of humans have occupying our home has doubled this week because my in laws are in the process of moving back home from another state. They can’t close on their new house until their old house closes. Luckily they will all be at work and school most of the time so I will still have time to create while I introvert. However, I expect that time to be limited because of the extra cleaning, laundry, and cooking. So. I fear that my blogging for the month of October might be a little sparse. I hope that you all have a happy, safe and creative fall. It just might be snowing when I come back on line.

 

Free Pattern(s), Handmade Gifts, Mittens/Gloves, Tin Can Knits

Worlds Simplest Mittens 

This is Christmas gift 12 of 14! I hope that the recipient likes them! My last two gifts are hats that are being knit with this pattern


RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas gift 
  • PATTERN: Worlds Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: Sept 20th
  • COMPLETED: Sept 22nd 
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of White 
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 133 yards 
  • WEIGHT: 64 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US size 6 
  • METHOD: two at a time via magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none 
Handmade Gifts, Mittens/Gloves, Pattern Collections, Tin Can Knits

Maize Mittens 

This is Christmas gift 11 of 14! I’m so happy to being so close to the end. I have another pair of mittens and a hat in progress too. 

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas gift 
  • PATTERN: Maize Mittens by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 15th
  • COMPLETED: December 20th 
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the Sade of Pucker
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 121 yards 
  • WEIGHT: 58 grams 
  • NEEDLES: 4.0 mm/ US 6 
  • METHOD: two at a time via magic loop 
  • MODIFICATIONS: none 
  • NOTES: none 

We had some crazy weather this week. A wind storm came up after we had thought that the storm missed us. 


Here are some of the shingles that we picked up in the yard. None of them were from our roof. I’m so thankful that it wasn’t worse. 

Charitable Donations, Hat

August and September Donation Hats 

I haven’t gotten around to sharing my donation hat for last month yet so I figured that I’d just do a two in one post. I hope that you all have a happy and productive week. ☕️Missy

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude.
  • PATTERN: two by two by Anne Gagnon *free on Ravelry 
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: July 8th
  • COMPLETED: Aug 26th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Ash
  • HANDDYED: na
  • YARDAGE: 169
  • WEIGHT: 81 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles and magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: I started the ribbing and got tired of knitting ribbing so I switched to stockingette
  • NOTES: hat turned out huge because of my modifications – next time follow the pattern

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude.
  • PATTERN: Barley by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry 
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: Sept 15th
  • COMPLETED: Sept 16th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Alalfa
  • HANDDYED: na
  • YARDAGE: 125 yards
  • WEIGHT: 60 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles and magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none