What’s in my craft basket: week 8

Another week has flown by. I spent most of it knitting Pumpkins and that hat and mitten set . I also knit on my scrappy socks shown on the left below! They are going to be ugly yet fun all at the same time.

Week 8

I’m going to use the pink yarns on the right to match the hat that I made my daughter a few weeks ago. After that I only have three more Christmas gifts to go. I’m hoping to be done by the end of the month. I have big plans after that!

My daughters Christmas hat
Posted in Finished Projects, hats, knitting, mittens, Yarn

Sherbert orange hat & mittens

Hello All! Wednesday I had the windows open to air out the house and I took the dog on not one but three long walks. Then Autumn abruptly changed to winter! Yesterday it was cold, damp, and raining and today it’s snowing and windy. I had better knit faster!

Sherbert orange hat & mittens

I knit this hat and mittens set this week for my Son’s Christmas gift. The mittens could really use a good wash and blocking but who has time for that?

Oreilles au chaud hat

PATTERN: Oreilles au chaud by Cécile Mouton
SIZE: large
YARN: Bare Knit Picks Palette dyed with orange Kool Aide
WEIGHT: 70 grams
LENGTH: 324 yards
NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
MODIFICATIONS: I held two strands of fingering weight yarn held together. I also decreased on every row to get a beanie

Rye Mittens

PATTERN: Rye by Tin Can Knits
SIZE: Large
YARN: Bare Knit Picks Palette dyed with orange Kool Aide
WEIGHT: 69 grams
LENGTH: 319 yards
NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
MODIFICATIONS: I held two strands of fingering weight yarn held together.

Stay warm my friends 🥰

Posted in Finished Projects, Holiday Decorations, knitting, Nordic Stitches Designs

Pumpkin Party

The other day Lilli of Nordic Stitches gifted me a super cute pattern that she had just released. So, I dropped everything and I knit three of them and oh my goodness aren’t they cute? I used real sticks for the stems.

Tiny pumpkins

I also knit this gigantic pumpkin with the same pattern. I’m considering turning it into a jack o lantern!

When I started knitting it I was wondering what I would stuff it with since I don’t have any poly fill on hand. I decided on plastic bags but then I remembered that I’ve wanted to knit a plastic bag holder for years.

So now I have a pumpkin to store my recycled grocery bags in and now they will always be on hand.

If I was going to knit the bag holder again I would have thrown in a few purl rows to give it some shaping that looks similar to the other pumpkins!

RECIPIENT: our home
PATTERN: Pumpkin Party by Nordic Stitches
SIZE: you decide
STARTED: 10/01/2019
COMPLETED: 10/6/2019
YARN: small pumpkins Knit Picks Palette and the large one Red Heart Super Saver
NEEDLES: you decide

Thank you, Lilli for gifting me your newest pattern! I foresee many more pumpkins in the future! Also thank you for the slip knot tutorial! I’ve been crocheting for 20 years and knitting for 14 years and I had never learned that technique! 🤦🏼‍♀️


What’s in my craft basket: week 7

Wow, another week has flown by. I’m really looking forward to the weekend and maybe a chance to sleep in or a nap! HINT HINT DOG!

Week 7

This week I finished a pair of Mock Me Not Socks and I’m now adding the leftover yarn into my frugal socks shown at the bottom of the photo. These are going to be so ugly but warm and toasty!

I knit three tiny little pumpkins and I’m working on a gigantic one. I’m hoping to share that post soon.

I also started a pair of scrappy socks with a magic yarn cake of leftover Halloween themed yarns. I have a feeling that these are going to be pretty ugly too but I don’t care. I’ve been really good at not buying more yarn this year but that also means working with yarn that isn’t always my favorite!

I have several more gifts to knit picked out. I’m really excited to get them cast on and finished. I just need more time

I hope you all have a great week! Take care

Updated! At 5:45 PM

I don’t know how I managed to forget that I started the Arctic Shawl by Nordic Stitches last weekend! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Posted in Finished Projects, knitting, Nordic Stitches Designs, socks

Another Pair of Mock Me Not Socks

This pair of socks took me quite a while to knit because they were my purse project for knitting on while I was waiting for my kids and hubby. Somedays running moms taxi service involves lots of waiting and somedays I can only knit half a row before it’s time to hit the road again!

Mom’s Mock Me Not Socks

I love how this pattern turns out! I wanted to knit a pair for my mom after I had knit myself a pair that really cozy.

My Mock Me Not Socks

PATTERN: Mock Me Not by Nordic Stitches
SIZE: Women’s 10.5
STARTED: July 10th 2019
COMPLETED: October 4th 2019
YARN: Regia 4 ply in the colorway We Love Denim
WEIGHT: 85 grams
NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US 1
MODIFICATIONS: toe up, magic loop, two at a time

I’m going to add my scrap yarn from this project to a pair of frugal scrappy socks. Grandma always said “Waste not Want not