Rainbow Hugs and Kisses is the latest thing to get the "DONE" treatment.
Pattern: Band #66 from the"Mosaic Knitting" by Barbara Walker
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable Brights in "Red Hot", "Orange Crush", "Sunny Day", "Kelly Green", "Royal Blue" and "Amethyst" and "Black"
Needle: US 9
Notes: This blanket is a little longer than I'd like, but I wanted to get a full 2 color repeat through out. I'm also pleased with the 3 stitch border and will do that again for remaining blankets.
(Just a look on the wrong side so you can see how nice and short the floats are.)
The minute that the blanket made it's way to the blocking board I began progress on the mitten in earnest. As I neared the end of the mitten I got really, REALLY nervous that I wasn't going to have enough yarn. Running out of yarn before the project is finished is like one of my greatest nightmares. In the past I've alleviated this panic by over-buying yarn. But, now that I'm more focused on stash busting I do my best not to over- buy.... but it does lead to hairy moments where your brain says "it's not enough."
I made it to the end of the mitten thankfully with a little bit of leftovers. (Pictured above) I then decided I would knit a little bit of the thumbs on each mitten at a time to see how far I could make the yarn last. I am happy to report (and kill the suspense) that I HAD ENOUGH FOR BOTH THUMBS! But it was a tight finish... this is all I had left!!
And so, with only 1 goal remaining I jumped right in and cast on sock #2.
It's been a productive week! I can't wait to show you what else I finish this month!