I seem to be collecting photographs of finished items but just not blogging about them.Â Mostly because they just don’t seem to fit any one post particularly well.Â Plus, when my home life gets busy, my blogging takes a bit of a back seat.Â Suffice it to say that life seems to have sped up to hurricane force now that the girls are in school.Â We’ve got piano lesson one night a week, a garage sale to get ready for (yep, it’s round 2 for the summer since the last one was a dud) and a house that seems to dirty itself.Â Seriously, do the dirty socks grow on my living room floor???Â Why is it that we have an automatic dish washer and an automatic laundry washer, but not an automatic putter-awayer of any sort?Â I know my trials and tribulations are no different than any other working parent.Â And I also know that I am lucky to have a husband who helps out.Â So why is it completely overwhelming at times?
Enough whining.Â Here’s a bit of a random assortment of finished items.
1.Â Cruiser Mittens.Â Made from Misti Alpaca Sport weight and Rowan Kidsilk Haze held together on size 3 needles.Â I do these on 9″ circular needles because I don’t like switching needles all the time, that’s just how I roll.Â The combination of alpaca and Kidsilk Haze is wonderfully soft.Â The photo is of the unblocked mittens, I wasn’t in a rush to block them because they’reÂ a Christmas present.Â As I was working on these I realized that with just a simple heel added in, the pattern would make amazing socks.Â I even have more Misti Alpaca to do this with.Â Â Hee hee.
2.Â Basic Lined Mitten.Â Made with Malabrigo Twist on the outside and Berrocco Ultra Alpaca Light for the lining.Â These are the mittens I made for a friend in trade for doing some minor body work on my car.Â He’s been hinting that he’d like a matching hat for Christmas.Â I finished the mittens right after the Finish-a-long challenge ended so I couldn’t count them in my total.
3.Â Sweet Norwegian Baby Cap (not the original pattern, but there’s a link to the English version and sweet photos) out of leftover sock yarn.Â You might notice this is the same yarn that made a pair of socks last year for my sister and the troll vest.Â I bought this yarn at a fiber festival and promptly lost the sellers tag.Â I wish I knew where I bought the yarn because it is lovely stuff.Â It also seems to be a bit of a never ending skein since I still have a tiny bit left.
Now, I’m off to indulge in a bit of startitis.