Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yarn Along and some finished projects

Joining Ginny for her Yarn Along again this morning, and although I've had little time for reading lately, aside from the million children's books I'm always reading to the kids, I have read an essay or two from Farmer Jane in the last week so I guess that counts. I also just started a pair of fingerless mitts which will likely be the last project that I make for myself this year before the frantic holiday knitting commences.

The yarn is Shivaya Naturals Peruvian Alpaca in ember, which has a lovely fall vibe, I do believe. The alpaca is ever so soft, and I think it will be quite cozy wrapped around my hands this winter for an extra bit of warmth.

In finally-finished news, Elizabeth's socks (info in previous post) are now on her feet instead of lingering still on my needles.

She loves them, and they are just a little bit long on her diminutive feet so I hope they'll last for a while.

Philip's Turn-A-Square is also finished, but since it's a stocking stuffer, Finn is modeling.

I had to adjust the pattern down for worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles so I'll try to get my notes up on ravelry soon. I do like this simple hat pattern on little boys. :)

And now I've finished all of the kids' stocking stuffer hats. If only the rest of the Christmas knitting would go so quickly!


  1. Dear Joy,
    I love the socks. It is nice to have a finished project, sometihg I am still working on at the moment. I was jsut thinking about making Christmas gifts and you have finished, amazing
    Have a blessed week

  2. Wow! You have got a lot done! I love the socks. :)

  3. Those orange and pink socks are just adorable. My daughter would love a bright pair like that!

  4. Wow! I think I need sunglasses to view those socks. :) Love the color of your fingerless mitts. Thanks for the link. If I want to begin knitting for Christmas,I better start getting ready soon.

  5. I love all of your knitting Joy.
    What lucky children:)
    Alpaca is probably my favorite to work with.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  6. I love the socks..the colors are so pretty together. I am going to have to look for the book you are reading....


    A Knitters Notebook

  7. I love the shade of red you are knitting your gloves in. The socks are so cute and the hat is gorgeous too. Very cute little model indeed! Jacinta

  8. Oh you have done so much knitting!!! I know I say this every time, but I absolutely love the color combination on the socks!

    How are you liking Farmer Jane? I see it on Amazon all of the time bu never get it...

  9. Joy, you have been so busy. Love the socks and hat. Can't wait to see the wrist warmers. I'm looking for a new wrist warmer pattern. Maybe this is it.

  10. those are cute gloves. love the color too! i have that book. i will be interested to see how you like it! it has been on my nightstand forever...and if you could see my nightstand you may understand



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