My two finished projects come from the Mary Maxim's Knit Club of the Month. First up, is a hat and matching fingerless gloves/mittens. I was a little dismayed to see that I had enough yarn leftover to actually make full mittens and not these ones that don't cover my fingers, which tend to get the coldest, but I like them anyway. I'll probably end up wearing them over my black leather gloves for added warmth. Here's me with the finished project:
The second finished project is a pair of felted slippers. I finally sewed on the straps and button, but I'm still not loving these things. They have very little/no structure and tend to change shape every time I touch them or put them on. They don't really hug my feet, but rather just fall away from the sides, so it's a little like walking on knitted kitchen dish cloths. Oh, well.
Because I finished two projects, I gave myself permission to start a new one!!! I started the Snowman Mittens, also from Mary Maxim. Once again I find myself learning a technique, knitting blocks of colour with small balls of yarn. Right now I've got a tangled mess, but I think it's working out ok and should be fairly easy to untangle and continue on.
That's it for this week. This coming week, I hope to finish up a scarf and made some more progress on the Snowman Mitten. Also, the next project from the knitting club should be showing up any day. Yay!
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts. If you've done any crafting this week, please head over to Heather's blog and use the Mr. Linky to link up your post, so other can enjoy your creations.