Friday, November 16, 2007

A few things off the list...

The thrummed mittens are done! And they were nicely well received, which even from a three-year-old was very gratifying. Here's a pic of them with the sun shining, which was a nice surprise today, and another picture from yesterday showing the inside, but no sunshine.



The wool came from a tan bunny and a blue-ish bunny, so the roving is two different colors. I decided not to care for my first pair, but it does look a little odd when you turn them inside out. Anyway, I don't have to worry about her little fingers being cold this winter!



I've also been working on a hat for my nine-year-old, to match her blue mittens. I started in the center top and kept increasing, thinking it was too small, and increasing some more. Finally, I strung it on some dental floss and placed it on her head. I'm glad I didn't just continue on knitting, because clearly this is too much. Why is it that I can't gauge my kids' sizes??? I kiss these little heads and hold these little hands every day, and still I'm constantly frogging. Very weird.



And finally here's Grandma's gift. I made a soap sock, several times, but the one in this picture was the keeper. Apparently, if you make your soap sock with too small of needles, it's hard to get the soap out. Goes quicker with the bigger needles, too, which was a nice side benefit at the eleventh hour. I also made three dishcloths, and included a bookmark my mom made. She gifted me with many, many, to give as I saw fit or keep 'em all, I suppose. Anyway, Gram will love it, as she does all handmade things, but also because it is really really pretty. Thanks, mom! I made two hand towels from some pretty Mary Engelbreit material, and threw in some soap gel from Bath and Body Works, and I call it done.



Now on to Thanksgiving! I'm having the family here, and feel a strong need to wash walls and stuff, which is a good idea at any time in this house. I know I don't see what goes on in anyone else's home, but does anyone else have the need to wash their walls every other week like I do? Seriously, you'd think the kids knew how to walk on the walls in their bare feet. Anyhoo, on to the holidays! Anyone else feeling any pressure?

8 comments:

knitalittle said...

Love love love the mittens they make me smile :)

Tala said...

Lovely thrummy goodness! I just finished spinning 2 oz. of wool/angora blend for my own pair, and have at least started the second 2 oz. to ply it with. Then I get to knit my own - can't wait! Those look SOO warm - I'll have to blend some of my own precious angora with some wool for my thrums.

AR said...

Great gifts!!! I love the mittens, too, and since I've felt the inside of them, I know that's one lucky kid! Hope you get the hat worked out.

del said...

I never have turkey day pressure because we always go out of town for it (yay!) but Christmas is another story!

Those mittens are gorgeous...your dd will have the warmest hands around. They look incredibly toasty & soft.

And boy, have you been busy with all the other knitting! Kudos to you for being so generous. Everything looks great!

Jennifer said...

I love the mittens and the Grandmother's gift! I'm not good gauging my children either. I alwasy measure their heads and hand lengths. Sad but true.

Janice said...

Those mittens are amazing! I bet they are VERY warm! I'd never heard of thrummed mittens before, but now I really want some :-)

crzjane said...

I love the mittens. Who's going to look at the inside? Yes her little hands will be nice and toastie this winter. Bunny fur, nice and soft and cozy.

Carrie K said...

They're so cute!

The hat'll work out.