The tale of two wraps and a cowl

A second Spindrift wrap is off the needles, blocked and on its way to a new home.I just used pins for this one as I didn’t have my blocking wires at the time and I was in a hurry to get this blocked.

Lacy type knitting evidently isn’t my forte but I’m going to keep trying.  A double yarn over here or a missed stitch?  I don’t know but it won’t unravel so I’m calling it good.

Besides who will notice it when worn?

I did reblock the first Spindrift that had several challenges and it looks so much better.  I used the new blocking wires for this and was really impressed with how easy it was to shape the wrap.

I picked up the dropped stitch and used a crochet hook to “knit” it down to the eyelet and tacked it down.

I probably should have just tacked the stitch where it was dropped as the result of trying to take it to the edge or in this case a change in pattern caused a line of tight stitches.

But blocking helped relax those to some extent.  My cast-on needs some practice, too.

Lesson learned.  I hope I can remember it again!

This cowl is for my grandson, brother of the twins.  I can’t send them something and ignore him!

The pattern is the Neon Jungle Cowl but I made some modifications that can be found on my Ravelry page here.  I liked the thermal-type texture of the Broken Rib Stitch and it looks good on both the right side and wrong side.

The color is a multi-hunter green but looks more bluish here.

It should keep him warm.





Our daughter and family from Colorado spent last weekend with us so we had our Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.

The grandkids helped decorate the table with these cute cut-outs from Growing Play.

We are so blessed with the abundance of food, family and love.

Missing from the table are the green bean casserole, stuffing, pumpkin and pecan pies.

I hope your Thanksgiving Day is full of blessings and love.

Ungifted knits 2016

Secret knits that haven’t been gifted yet include this beautiful. delicious, wonderful pair of mitts, a child-sized pair of mitts, a hat, and two ear warmers/headbands.

Don’t Skid, Honey mitts were so fun to knit.  Malabrigo Rios in the yummy Playa color is so soft and easy to work with.  The color is closer to the photos of the finished mitts…blues, greys, and some gold. I love it.



These mitts have not been gifted as I’m not sure where they are going.  I broke one of the knitting rules: Knit something they want and will use.  I obviously had these mitts in mind for a certain person when I purposely bought the yarn and started to knit.  Mr. Aitch kept asking if the person requested these mitts and I kept making excuses about why I thought they would like them.


So when the mitts were finished and blocked, I asked a person close to the giftee whether or not the receiver would want and/or use them.  The answer: “The mitts are beautiful but probably not.”  I’m OK with that and realize I should have listened to Mr. Aitch.


I’ll just hang on to them for a while.


Henry’s Hat is finished!  I had to reknit most of it but it turned out so nice.


The already gifted mittens coordinate.


The mitts and two Hot Mess ear warmers/headbands will soon be on their way.  Only one ear warmers/headband is finished as that project took a backseat to the other knits.



The mitts are for my grandson using the same beginning as the felted mittens.  Both yarns are machine washable.  Lime green is Cleckheaton Country 8 ply yarn, 100% washable wool and the dark green is the same as the mittens, Lionbrand Wool-eze.


The ear warmers/headbands are the same Red Heart I used for the mitts.  They have to be different so I’m not sure what I will do for the second one.  Maybe two-toned?