Yes, that’s right! Believe it or not, I actually was able to start AND finish a knitting project in a week, despite a 6 year old and 18 month old twins running around and screaming the entire time! I’m so thrilled! And if that’s not enough for you to be impressed (if you know my knack for not finishing), it was also only my second time working with DPNs!
So what is this miraculous project you ask? It’s the Spiral Rib Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It’s a pretty simple project, but like I said, it was only my second time working with DPNs, and really the first time (hard to believe I know) doing ribbing. TA DA!!!
Oh yeah, these are done in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in Navy Blue. Sooooo soft! Even my little 18 month old daughter asks to pet them! 😀
I was also able to convince my 6 year old not to use his draft stopper as a scarf. It took a little longer than I thought, so I was just able to felt it yesterday. And I forgot to pull it out of the dryer while it was still a little damp, so I’m going to have to spritz it with water again and block it. But my DH already got me the kitty litter to use to stuff, so I’m excited! Hopefully I’ll be able to finish by next weekend.
Wondering how I got my DS to let me felt it? I thought you’d never ask! 😉 Remember that blue Noro Silk Garden I wrote about in the last post? Well, I did it with this:
He LOVES it! In fact, he just went with me to the LYS to pick up 2 more skeins to finish the scarf and maybe make a hat. We also got some coordinating Berroco Comfort DK to make gloves or mittens. I wanted something machine washable for the hands, because lets face it….he is 6! The scarf is already half finished (done in the same week I finished the wrist warmers I might add), so hopefully I’ll finish the second half this week as well. It would be nice for him to get some use out of it before while its still cold enough!
Now my DH has also stated that he really likes the scarf and would like one for himself! This makes me sooo happy! But I wasn’t sure if he would really like that bright green after a while, so instead I found some Noro Silk Garden Chunky in a similar colorway, minus the bright green. It also has some darker, more muted blues in it. Anyway, I thought it would be a color he would enjoy more. We’ll see.
I also whipped up some little hearts that have gotten my mind running! Now I have several designs I want to do using these little guys as a base. So stay tuned for that! 😀
Edited to add: I forgot to mention the bookmarks! I was blocking them last post and now they are completely finished. My 6 year old picked out some Pearl Cotton today for a bookmark he has requested for his teacher. He hasn’t decided on which pattern yet, but we have time. He wants to give it to her for Teacher’s Appreciation Day which isn’t until March (I believe). I told him I would let him pick out the colors and pattern and I would make it for him. So there will be at least one more!
All in all, it has been a very busy, and very productive week! What’s that you say? What about those toys that were supposed to be Christmas presents for the kids? I promise I’ll get back to them after all of these scarves are done! Which reminds me, I still need to block my Nutcracker Scarf! Looks like another blocking party is coming soon!