Knitting knitting – Utilitarian Style

I guess I have said this already, and I may be guilty of saying it many more times, but it is cold in these parts!

It’s kinda fun though because I have tons of use for my knitted things.  I’ve been wearing my handknit socks almost every day.  The requests for additional knitted things are pouring in from David.

I just finished knitting him a gaiter.  It is just a 1×1 rib tube that is a little longer than his neck.  He calls it his gorget.  I call it a portable turtleneck.  I am going to make one for me too.  It is so warm.

So I’ve been knitting useful things.  He wants a pair of gloves too.  I need to give another pair a go anyway.  I want to make a pair of gloves that look really finished and nice when I am done.  I’ve got a way that I am going to improve where the fingers attach to the hand.  Now I am noticing that my new pair has several homely little ends peeking out.  I’ve got to do a better job of weaving in ends.  I don’t typically have problems with ends, but maybe it’s because gloves fit snugly and are smooth so I don’t know if the friction gets the ends moving?  It’s something else that I need to work on.

Here’s David in his knitted gear.  I made the hat a few years ago.  It has alpaca in it, so it’s become all kinds of floppy.  He likes it though because he can wear it to school and then not have the hat head look when he takes it off.  He has the Sweater on, and if he doesn’t start wearing it to school, I am!  Finally, he has his new “gorget” on.  I can’t recommend that simple gorget enough! It’s not the most exciting knit in the world however.  I am going to change it up maybe when I make one for me.  Although that 1×1 rib is snug and comfy.


Do You Know the Muffin Kid?

I have always liked that song except I think that Drury is one of the harder words in the world to pronounce. “Do you know the muffin man? the muffin man, the muffin man…who lives on Drury Lane.”

Davey helped me make muffins this morning.   I have acknowledged him as a little stirring master, but today he wanted to put the mix into the muffin tin.  I was a little hesitant, but I let him have at it.  As expected, things got a little messy, but really he did great.

He filled them all up.

Guess how many he ate?  We even called them cupcakes and so he hesitated, but he still declined to try them.   I don’t really blame him.  They were poppyseed muffins, and I think the poppyseeds freaked him out a little bit.

Last night I started putting one side of my sweater together.  I just had to get started so that I could get an idea of how it will all fit together.

I have had my youtube videos up on my monitor to help me.  Those Berroco videos are great.  I really learn best by watching something like that.

I seamed the shoulder.  I still need to press it, but I think it went ok.

I am now working on setting and sewing in the sleeve.  That’s kind of like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, but vice versa.  (I am sure that made a lot of sense, but that is what it is like!)

I am keeping my fingers crossed, but so far so good.  We will see.