Bam! Pow! and a new project

I finally finished the “Fightin’ Words” gloves.  Davey has claimed them, and he likes them lots.bampow

They turned out really nice.  I have enough yarn left over to even make another pair.  I may do that at some point.

For now though, I have started this:

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These are just some of the many pieces I need for a little stuffed toy I am going to make.  It’s going to be a little bear who is knitting.  Such a neat pattern by Alan Dart.  He does such neat detailed patterns of little stuffed guys.  I bought this pattern several years ago, and am now working on it as part of my mission to do projects I started or meant to start a long time ago!

The knitting part is the easy part however,  What gets slow and tricky is putting it altogether.  If I am not careful, my little mouse will look very goofy.  For example, I finished a little bunny right before Easter.oddbunny2

I didn’t take the time and care that I should have to put him together. That’s really important on these little guys.  The more pieces there are, the more I really have to go slow and carefully.  Otherwise the result is like little “Odd Bunny” here.

Back to it.  I am hoping for some nice knitting outside this evening.  It’s been beautiful here the past few days!

 

Bam! and Neon Socks.

I am on my mission to finish started projects.  Yesterday I finished this:

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These are the “Fightin’ Words” fingerless gloves.  I never blogged about starting them, but I specifically remember starting them when we went on a trip to Crested Butte back when we lived in Colorado.  I began them in mid-August 2012.  Now nearly four years later, the first mitt is complete.

I did immediately cast on the second mitt though, and I am determined to finish it before I do anything else.

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I bought a kit to make these mitts from Knit Picks.  I am pretty sure that the yarn I am using is Knit Picks Stroll Fingering weight.  It’s a nice soft superwash wool and nylon blend.  I like it lots.

Davey took one look at the finished mitt and decided he wants them.  The second mitt will say “Pow”!

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I also finished my NEON socks.  I used Plymouth Neon Now which I bought at my awesome local yarn store.

These were fun to knit.  I love self-striping yarn, and I always enjoy this simple sock pattern from Susan B. Anderson.

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Now back to the POW mitt!