It has been since I last bought yarn!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May-kin' It Work

When we last left this blog my mojo was waivering... the warm weather proving to be a huge distraction and my desire to get anything done less than "keen".  Whelp- the weather continues to be not hideous and so, alas, my progress is a little less than exciting.  I don't have much to tell you.

My May plan was to get the mystery project done by May 31.  I'm still tracking positively on that front.  Both mittens are complete except for thumbs, so this week I need to work on the thumbs.  OH?  Did I mention that I hate thumb knitting?  Mitten knitting is A OK.... thumb knitting is yuck.  I hate the fiddly little fingers.  That's probably why you'll never see me knit gloves, so many agonizing fingers.


As much as I love these mittens and they're turning out pretty awesome- I'm worried that aren't "super stars" and they aren't "contenders".  So the real question is do I try to whip something up in the very small mean time or just enter what I have for this year and regroup for next year?  Please don't get me wrong- these look great, but I'm not sure they're show stoppers.  I need a good show stopping inspiration!  (Although MiL did find what will likely be my project for next year, so thanks to her!)

The  blanket is at a stand still.  I have hardly touched it.  It was going to be my second entry and I suppose now that the mittens are nearly done I could refocus on this and grind it out.  But UGH- I'm just not feeling it right now.  I need to finish it by mid July as the baby is due then,so I might need to have a sign up sheet for people to come by and just kick me in the pants to keep me working on it.

I did also start a new little project for an expecting mom at Parker's school.  She's adding a little boy to her brood of little girls, so I thought I'd make her a hat and some booties.  The booties are just getting started but the hat is already done and OH it's cute!


Pattern: Cabled Teddy Hat by Marinda Lariz (newborn size)
Yarn: Mission Falls 136 Merino Superwash (discontinued- but YAY stash yarn!)
Needle: US 6
Notes: I really REALLY appreciate the thought the pattern designer put into the decreases at the top.  It was clever and smart and makes the hat look more polished.  I will likely knit this hat a million other times- and potentially for the new babies next year.  (It's a little early to commit to that project right now...)

Next up are a matching set of booties- which are equally as adorable as this hat.  I need to finish this little present by June 18, as that's the last day of Parker's school for the year.  (*insert shocked expression here*)

I will hopefully be back soon to tell you I finished those mittens on time and that there's all kinds of new and exciting stuff in the hopper coming!  Stick with me, these lapses in mojo rarely last long- and I still manage to grind a few things out in the mean time!

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