Thursday, January 19, 2012

up to my ears in knitting

Sunday evening I realized I had FOUR knitting projects in progress.  This is so unlike me.  I'm a one project at a time kind of girl.  I start something, finish it, and move on to the next project.  How I ended up having four at one time is beyond me.

I took a deep breath and started working on the one that was closest to being finished.  Before I knew it, I was down to THREE, then TWO, then ONE!

baby socks

I hardly ever knit anything for myself, so after the handmade holiday rush, I decided to start a pair of knucks.  After I finished one knuck, I started on some baby socks.  They had to be made for Miss Emma's teacher as she returns tomorrow after being on maternity leave.  Then I got two hat orders thanks to Joshua's teacher.

flower power hat

I made a flower power hat in some very soft and squishy Charisma yarn (same kind of yarn I used for Joshua's afghan).  Then I made a Chess Play hat using Fair Isle knitting, a technique that I had never used before.  It was quite simple and I love the way this hat turned out.  Knit in one of the local high school's colors, I think it will be the perfect mix of warmth and school spirit!

chess play hat

I'm now left with just one knuck to make.  Knitting is my evening wind down so I love having a project to work on.  Although I'm not advertising knitting orders, you can certainly email me if you want something made!

*Baby sock pattern is from the book, More Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

8 comments :

Renee said...

That's great that you usually finish a project before you move on to something else. That is my goal but I seem to get bored with what I'm doing before I finish.

Those are very cute socks and hats. I really like the fair isle knit!

Val said...

I LOVE your knitting!! Those hats are very pretty.

MaryAnne said...

I love the design on the chess hat! All beautifully knit =)

Elisa | blissfulE said...

Love these! The flower power hat is the perfect shade of purple. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Every one of your projects has turned out fabulously, Jen!!! Love the booties and BOTH hats! Man, you have really cleared the board! I had four going and still have three! Knit on!! blessings ~ tanna

admickler said...

LOVE that blue hat pattern! I'm just starting to crochet, unfortunately I suck so far. :) teehee! But if I keep it up, hopefully I'll do awesome... this computer wont open your email link for me? So can you email me and we can chat about me buying a hat from you? :))) I can be one of those wind-down knitting projects. haha.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow... look at you go! One thing after another. :) They look fantastic! I love that deep purple color and the flower. So cute!

{amy} said...

Great job! The yarn that Elizabeth picked out for her scarf is Charisma. It really is soft & squishy ~ I love it! :)

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