With Renewed Enthusiasm!

Well this last week begins another year blogging!

knitting with cat

Here in Canada, we seem to have missed the major snow storm that threatened the U.S. Atlantic coast. We actually only have a fraction of the snow that we are accustomed to. It has been rather chilly; but with only 7 weeks to spring, I plaster a frozen smile on my face and look forward to better things to come!

With a little frogging here and there, it’s been a busy week.

His Socks 

One done with inserted heel to be done afterward. Other 1/2 done.

One done with inserted heel to be done afterward. Other 1/2 done.

Zuzu’s Petals Cowl – (a slightly amphibian project)

Working round 15 of 42 rows, of the lace. Hint works better if you work from the Chart! Trust me on this...

Working round 15 of 42 rows, of the lace. Hint works better if you work from the Chart! Trust me on this…

Finished the Herman Hat #2 for my sweetheart!

Ok, try this with shaking hands. My first selfy ever! Taking selfy of of FO hat is a lot harder than it looks!

Ok, try this with shaking hands. My first selfy ever!
Taking selfy of FO hat is a lot harder than it looks!

WIP List = 8

  1. Zuzu’s Petals
  2. His/Hers Socks
  3. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  4. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  5. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  6. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  7. My Fair Cardi 
  8. Simplicity Lace Scarf   
  9. Hermans hat #2

FO’s 2015 = 2 + 1 = 3

WIPS 2015 = 8

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 4 + 1 = 5

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 3

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

My Literary blog, see Totally Austentatious.

Celebrating our 4th Blogiversary!

It is our 4th Anniversary here at Kittens with Mittens! 

This is my 587th post, and there has been 61,420 visitors.

I am stunned that 4 years after starting this blog there are still things to explore.

I currently have 46 published patterns,

and 325 projects journaled on Ravelry.com!

Wow!

Choose any pattern in my Ravelry store, message me on Ravelry and I will Gift it to you :0)

For this weeks post: What more socks ?

WIP List = 7

  1. His/Hers Socks
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  3. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  4. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  5. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  6. My Fair Cardi 
  7. Simplicity Lace Scarf   

FO’s 2015 = 2

WIPS 2015 = 7

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 4

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 3

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

My Literary blog, see Totally Austentatious.

What more Socks!

Sock washing

The question arises; can anyone knit too many socks?

Over Christmas my hands began to shake and I noticed an uneasy feeling when reaching into my purse, something was missing! I always carry a small parcel with a pair of socks in progress. Between Christmas and New years, I finished up both pairs that I had been making.

My Favourite Top-down socks

These worked up just as nice as My Favourite Toe-up socks.

These worked up just as nicely as My Favourite Toe-up socks.

and

Knit by the Dozen Socks. Note the Kermit the Frog toes, heels and cuffs! Modification: Inserted heel rather than Short row in the original pattern.

Knit by the Dozen Socks. Note the Kermit the Frog toes, heels and cuffs! I feel very happy wearing these babies!
Modification: Inserted heel rather than Short row in the original pattern. Magic looped.

I developed this idea last year; that one pair was not enough! So now I work on one fancy pair and one plain pair. The plain pair are knit when I am with my fibreholic friends. The fancy ones are just because ;0)

His and Hers Socks both my design 

Custom Socks: Bosnian Toe-up with inserted heel

Custom Socks: Bosnian Toe-up with inserted heel

These are the same pattern 

Ryan Cowl – Jan/Kal 

Finished object #2 for 2015!

Finished object #2 for 2015!

WIP List = 7

  1. His/Hers Socks
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  3. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  4. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  5. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  6. My Fair Cardi 
  7. Simplicity Lace Scarf   
  8. Ryan Cowl – Jan/Kal

FO’s 2015 = 1 + 1 = 2

WIPS 2015 = 7

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 3 + 1 = 4

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 3

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

My Literary blog, see Totally Austentatious.

Long-term Projects

knitting with cat

Why Long-term projects; why?

Great way to use up leftovers that are laying around!

Also an old friend to plug away on when nothing else appeals.

Enormous on going project; that no one in their right mind would tackle, and the knowledge that someday you can feel a little smug about having finished it!

These are mine!

Sanquhar Cowl – Dk 

Left over Cowl – Fingering 

4 of 8 repeats of fairilse design sequence.

4 of 8 repeats of fairilse design sequence.

Box of Boxes Blanket – Fingering 

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Beryl Blanket – Fingering 

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Note that I knit a lot of Socks and Shawls, so I have bunches of leftover fingering. Larger amounts (25gms) become Toddler Tootsies Socks, and what remains finds it’s way into these long-term fingering projects… 

I am planning to add a Bulky and a worsted project to this list in the near future. 

Oh and here is this months Carry along forum Kal

Ryan Cowl 

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Slow progress

Slow progress

WIP List = 6

  1. Ryan Cowl – Jan/Kal
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  3. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  4. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  5. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  6. My Fair Cardi 
  7. Simplicity Lace Scarf   

FO’s 2015 = 1

WIPS 2015 = 6

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 3 

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 1 + 2 = 3

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

First past the finish line of 2015!

Well it’s a brand new year and we all survived Christmas!

Hue and Value Shawl 

Hue and Value Shawl

Hue and Value Shawl

Finished in the wee hours of January 1/15. It was a challenge in my flu and drugged state, but we both survived! I think I would do this one again :0)

First new project of 2015!

It’s -30 with the wind chill here in Canada tonight, so the mind turns to hot chocolate and warm clothes!

Sanquhar Cowl by Wendy D. Johnson

Fell in love with this as soon as I spotted it!

Wendy's version

Wendy’s version

My version, I have my eye on a new blue winter coat.

Chart A&B another longterm project.

Chart A&B another longterm project.

I begin 2015 with WIP List = 8

  1. Sanquhar Cowl – Long term project
  2. Left over Cowl – Long term project
  3. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  4. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  5. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  6. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  7. My Fair Cardi 
  8. Simplicity Lace Scarf   
  9. Hue and value shawl 

Thanks again for an interesting and eventful year.

It wouldn’t have been the same without you. 

FO’s 2015 = 1

WIPS 2015 = 7 + 1 = 8

 Stash Used 2015 = 3 

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 1

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

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