Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Needlework Tuesday - Two Finished Projects and One New One

Needlework Tuesday is an occasional post detailing my needlework and/or crafting projects.

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:
I'm not terribly fond of me in this photo. I'm freezing and squinting. However, my husband did a great job of manning the camera...something he only does once or twice a year. I should have posed a little differently so that you could see that the mittens don't match each other in colour at all.   Trust me, they don't match.

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. 
Heather suggested that I add an elastic.  I'm sure it would help, but for the time being I wanted to make the project as directed.   Also, I'm not really how best to do that.   

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.
I find it a little odd that the mitten has the snowman design on both sides. At least, that's how I interpreted the pattern. If this were a worn item instead of a decorative one, I'd do it differently.

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.


  1. The hat and fingerless mitts looks great. I like the fingerless mitts for driving on those days when it's too cold for bare hands,but the full mitts are just to cumbersome.

    I haven't tried colour block knitting with little balls of yarn. I can imagine the tangles though.

    I have tried projects that I would have done a different way, but opted to follow the instructions as written figuring I might learn something new and helpful.

    thanks for linking up with Needlework tuesday.

  2. I think that's a wonderful picture of you - and some beautiful knitting. The gloves will be perfect for phone use while you're bundled up.

    I've been trying to make a striped scarf for my daughter and just the two colors jumbling up is driving me nuts. Yours looks like quite a challenge, but I'm sure the results will be worth it.


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