It has been another busy knitting week. I am feeling a little bit of excitement as I close in on the end of the Christmas knitting, or at least I think I am near the end. There is always that extra something that needs to be knit up at the last minute, hopefully that won't happen this year.
This week the little Milo I have been working on came off the needles and I love it! It is just lovely and perfect for the little girl who will wear it soon.
The scarf I started last week is still on the go and I started another cowl, which I hope to finish up this evening.
I am slowly looking at the list to see what has to be knit up next. I definitely want to get a new scarf and hat knit up for Reece to celebrate the Winter Solstice. After that it is time to knit something for myself, and I think a pair of fingerless gloves will fit the bill perfectly. Anyone got a favourite pattern they want to share?
On the reading front, it has been all doula reading. I have a ton of it to do and am slowly making my way through it.
What are you knitting and reading this week?
Oooh! All lovely as always :) Wish knitted as fast and productively as you :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Renee. I am really not that fast, but I do get in lots of late night knitting :)Delete
the milo is so sweet! and i love that orangey-yarn for the cowl--so warm looking!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
Favorite mitt pattern-fetching! With added repeats of the cables at the cuff and palm. I just wrote out my list of knits to be for Christmas. I think I am on target.ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen, I will look it up. Nice work on the Christmas planning :)Delete
I love your girly milo!!ReplyDelete
I love the color of that Milo! The color of the cowl is like the leaves you sent me. Lovely!ReplyDelete
Thanks KC, and yes, it is!Delete
What?! You're almost done with Christmas knitting?? You are my hero. I love all of these projects - that pink/purple yarn is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Yup, pretty close and loving every minute of it :) Thank you.Delete
I love, love, love the purple Milo! My knitting and reading have stalled since I returned to work last week, so it is especially nice to live vicariously through your lovely projects!ReplyDelete
That Milo is perfect for a little girl! Isn't a great feeling to see that pile of knitted wonderfulness grow? It's very satisfying.ReplyDelete
Thanks Melissa. And yes I totally agree, seeing the pile of hand knits grow is amazing, I will be sad to give it all away.Delete
What a lot of knitting you've got going on - I need to get my needles clicking!ReplyDelete
Get to it Gretchen!Delete
Beautiful knits! I think my Christmas will be done in time for next Christmas.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate. Good luck with the knitting :)Delete
Wow, I'm impressed! You must be a super quick knitter. :) I love the little vest, I'm determined to knit one for each of my kids soon...if only there were more hours in the day.ReplyDelete
Not really that quick, just lots of late night knitting :) I could use a few more hours in my day too :)Delete
Loving all your Milos! This pattern was on my shortlist of ones to try for a vest for Silas. I'm so inspired by your dedication to getting your handmade Christmas gifts done early!ReplyDelete
Thanks Courtney. It is really a selfish act getting it all done early...it means I get to sit back and relax in December :)Delete
lovely knitting kim, i'm glad you are making something for yourself too, have you knit 'fetching' yet? it's a fun pattern for mitts!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lori, I have not tried Fetching yet, but Karen recommended it too, so I will have to take a look.Delete
Everything is just gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Very pretty knitting. I was supposed to start Christmas knitting months ago. I'm way behind. Stopping in from yarn along.ReplyDelete
I love the purply colors...they are so bright and cheerful...man do I wish I was almost done with Christmas knitting!ReplyDelete
It's all so beautiful. I'm impressed by how much knitting you are able to complete. I have only made one pair of fingerless gloves (my first knitting project in a class) and the link is here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SarbearMcGee/susies-reading-mittsReplyDelete
They were a bit tricky for me back then as a new knitter, but I'm sure they would be a piece of cake for you. :)
Thanks Sara, and thanks for the link, they look lovely.Delete