28 September 2014

A Pumpkin and a Bat

By the way, it's Make Something Monday! Hey, they can't all be winners. I know last week I promised a new mitt, but then I decided I wanted to knit something else. Which happens to me a lot.
Like, way too often. But, at least I am maintaining the trend of one finish a week. This week, it's Batty the Bat and his pumpkin friend...named by the six year old who rules the roost.
I have wanted to knit up a bat and pumpkin for many Halloweens running and decided I was actually going to do it this year.
And it won't be too long before I am all out Christmas knitting (the bulk of my orders flood in soon - not a bad thing, but with the job and the kid it's full time!), so it was now or never.
She is all wool, and just as squishy and cute as can be.
Ravelled here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/NataliesKnits/bat-and-jack-o-lantern-2

27 September 2014

Halloween Mini-Swap

As I mentioned last week, I was making some Spicy Mitts for a swap I had joined. I never posted pictures of anything else I was sending, because I didn't want to spoil everything, on the off chance anyone from the group read the post.
But my swap partner got her goodies, and her photos are just so pretty, I had to use them to show everything off!
Photos by the amazing JulieRoseSews on Ravelry.
There's my mitts, some yummy treats, some mulling spices for making her own cider, and a card that I thought was just so pretty and perfectly themed.
Some close-ups.

21 September 2014

Spicy Simple Mitts

Hey hey, it's Make Something Monday. Today I am sharing a pair of mitts I knitted, a twist on my Simple Mitts.
I followed the pattern, but with much thinner yarn. Which made for a less squishy and thick mitt, perfect for fall. This time around I used a variegated colorway called spice, from Blissful Knits. The yarn was over twice as expensive then the Kureyon by Noro I have always used before, however, there was over twice as much yarn.
This colorway was really pretty, just perfect soft fall colors. It's part of a swap, and the person I am spoiling loves the muted colors of fall, and I thought this just fit the bill.
Stay tuned for more ideas on how to tweak this basic pattern for mitts. Hopefully next week I will have one with a different cuff that will totally transform it.
Here are the mitts all wrapper up, along with some other goodies:
And of course, the six year old artist has to put her spin onto the package:

While this pair is heading off to someone, I had enough yarn for another pair, if you like them, check them out on Etsy.
Ravelled here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/NataliesKnits/simple-mitts-4

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