Friday, December 19, 2014

Off the Needles and Still Knitting Like Crazy!

It's that time of year when I wish I could knit a whole lot faster!  If I were smart, I would start sooner, but who feels like knitting Christmas stockings in July, or April?  I have managed a few finishes that I can show, and then there are others that are still secret.



Here's the Mrs. Weatherby Dishcloth which looks nice (and different) on both sides. It alternates the yarn every 2 rows which is kind of fun to watch. This is side two:



It's one of 52 free dishcloth patterns on the Knit Picks site and good practice on the linen stitch..



Not too long ago, I accidentally ordered Kidsilk Creation  yarn instead of Kidsilk Haze, but it made an interesting ruffled scarf without too much work, and I still have another hank of it!    A happy accident, I'd say.



I really like this pattern for fingerless mitts and plan to make it again. It's on Ravelry here.




If you're looking for a quick project, try this headband, again at Ravelry.



This is a long-time UFO that is finally finished!  It is also on Ravely, and I love the stitch and have used it on lots of scarves.



If you've never knit with Pixie Dust, it's quite interesting and quick.  Another scarf off the needles. Hurrah!






Two of the three Christmas stockings have been delivered, and the third one (for their dad) was finished yesterday. Hurrah!  I'm sure glad DD only has 2 kids, and their names are short! 



There are a few things yet to finish, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Maybe next year I'll be ahead of the game? To see what others are knitting go to Patchwork Times for inspiration.

14 comments:

Mereknits said...

Everything you have made is so wonderful Judy, I just love those stockings.
Hugs,
Meredith

Dar said...

You have really outdone yourself on your lovely knitted projects this year. I like everything, especially the fingerless mittens and stockings.

Rian said...

Lovely stuff, Judy. As always. I was thinking, I would really like a new SUV, do you think you could knit me one?

Araignee said...

Wow! That's a lot of finishes! Love them all-and you say there are more? You are a machine!

Ramona said...

Wow! Lovely finishes. Your stockings are great! Merry Christmas!

Nancy said...

My goodness, you have been busy! I love all these projects. The Rose-colored scarf is stunning. We're the beads prestrung on the yarn?

desertskyquilts said...

Lots of good stuff. I was intrigued by that two-sided washcloth!

kathy b said...

Judy

I LOVE the stockings and I may have to make a headband! so cute. and fast

Teresa in Music City said...

Wowzers girl!!!! You've kept those needles smokin!!!! Love the stockings - what an heirloom to pass on your to family :) I'm about to finish up a cowl for my DIL, but very little getting accomplished out my way. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year!!!!

Dee said...

Wow, Judy! Your arms must be TIRED! That's a lot of knitting!

I'm going to have to give that linen stitch dishcloth a try. Looks like it would be a good sturdy scrubbie cloth.

karen said...

you might want to knit faster but I'm amazed at all the knitting you've done! Lovely! I do like that mitt pattern :)

elns said...

Wow! Look at all that! You're amazing! It looks great. I hope you don't stress too much to finish more, when you've accomplished such wonderful things already!

Kat said...

Those fingerless mitts are amazing!! And I adore your stockings! Way to go!

Nonna Rose said...

Love the stockings....all your Christmas projects are awesome...kudos!