Mustard

For some time now I have really wanted some garment in the color mustard but I have been kind of afraid of it.  Yellow is not a color I usually wear but I finally gave in after admiring so many people wearing it.IMGP4535_modified
Of course I could not go to H&M or a similar store and simply buy a cheap t shirt or a hat.  THAT would feel like I was wasting money. Instead I decided to waste the money on yarn and then waste my time to knit something I might not even wear….IMGP4541_modified

I found this stitch in a magazine I have and then after making a swap to determine the gauge I improvised this hat and mittens.IMGP4539_modified

I like both, although the hat is just a little bit to tight. It just means I can not wear it when I have a ponytail but that’s OK. I really like having matching accessories and they also go well with my new coat.  The color is just a little to yellow for my taste, I guess I wont be making (or buying) anything mustard in the future.  I know that now but I plan to wear these until I decide to make myself a new set of hat and mittens.  You can never have enough, right?IMGP4538_modified

 

Autumn Mittens

So its that time of year again: time for mitten knitting for the little ones.

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREI decided to make mittens for the yarn stash challenge this month.  My mom gave me this sock yarn a few years ago. It was leftover after she knitted my son a sweater and cleverly she let me have the rest of the yarn.Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

Since then I have used bits of it, always trying to finish it up and not had success.  There really is a lot on each skein.  I still have some left so I guess I can knit some more mittens next fall.

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My older son got two pairs and the younger one got one.  I improvised the pattern.  I have knitted enough of mittens through the years to kind of know how it goes.  At least these fit and will probably be used.

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My older son is really happy with his finger mittens, makes him feel like a grown up.