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WIP Wednesday

Guess this is not officially a “work in progress” anymore, but I wanted to share anyhow.  The first pair of newborn longies are officially finished!

All finished, drawstring and everything! Aren't they cute?!

And yesterday I started on the second pair in this lovely Araucania yarn, with subtle greens, browns and yellows.  I’m using a dark chocolate brown Cascade 220 for the trim.

Newborn longies #2

I’ve tried so many longies patterns and never found one that really fit perfect, so I’ve been working on writing out my own pattern… it’s been a long, long road, but it will be finished one of these days!

I’ll be sure to keep you posted!

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Almost Mittens!

What’s that you say?  You need a pair of super cozy almost mittens to go out and collect your delicious yard eggs first thing on a nippy morning?  Well then, I’ve got just the pattern for you!

Or did you need something a little more playful?  Oh wait, it’s the same pattern!

Hold on, slow down… maybe you just need something to keep you cozy while you stand there wistfully staring out the window and indulging in a delightfully tantalizing day dream about, well, you fill in the details … yeah, that’s the same pattern too.

And here it is, in all its perfectly simple glory…

Almost Mittens

by Annie Soutter

1 skein Lamb’s Pride bulky weight yarn

US 10 1/2 straight needles

Cast on 30 stitches (more if you want them to be longer, less if you want them shorter).  I like to leave a pretty long (about 1/2 a yard or so) tail so that I can use it to sew the mitten up when I’m finished.

Knit 40 rows, or until the height of the work (I’m talking from bottom edge to top edge) is long enough to wrap around your hand at the base of your fingers.

Cast off, leaving about a 10 inch tail.

Sew up the mitten by using the longest tail first and sewing up to where you want the bottom of your thumb hole (for me, this is about 3 inches from the very top edge of the mitten).  Tie that string off.  Now, using the shorter (10 inch) tail, sew down the mitten to where you want the top edge of the thumb hole (for me, about 1 1/2 inches from the top of the mitten – leaving me a thumb hole that is about 1 1/2 inches).  Tie it off and weave in and hide both of your tails.

Viola!  You now have one Almost Mitten!  Now go make another one and start getting down to some kind of serious cozy business!

By the way, those are some amazing photos, huh?!  Many, many, many thanks to the superbly talented Lauri!  You can check out more of her work here and here.

Much love and happy knitting!

Annie

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Blue Monday :: 8

Polypod 2, originally uploaded by gooseflesh.

Happy Blue Monday!
I just thought this was too great to pass up.

Cheers!
Annie

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Blue Monday :: 7

Good morning!

It is a beautiful morning here in Austin, and I’m feeling whimsical, just like this little blue loch ness monster.  Thanks to kathrynivy.com for uploading it to Flickr, where I found it.  The pattern can be found at hansigurumi.etsy.com.

Think I’ve got some designing and photograph taking in me today!

Cheers!
Annie

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Blue Monday :: 6

TARDIS doily, originally uploaded by meredee.

Okay, okay, I know, it’s not Monday… but for Christmas this year, I really want a ride on the Tardis… If you get it, you get it, and you can’t make fun, because you’re a total dork, just like me. **smiles**

Merry Christmas!
Annie

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Blue Monday :: 5

Words cannot describe the sadness and heartache we have had since the last time I posted, exactly one week ago.  Without divulging all of the details, in respect for the family, two very dear souls moved on from their earthly bodies last Monday.  We miss them dearly, but know that we will meet again with them someday out in the cosmos…

And so, on this dreary, damp afternoon I find myself feeling particularly blue… but somehow I am finding comfort in the cool hues of this lovely yarn by SpringtreeRoad.

Much love and light,

Annie

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Blue Monday :: 4

Girasole. The circular blanket.
Just barely blue, but one of the most beautiful pieces of knitting I’ve seen in a long time.
Mesmerizes me like a mandala.
I have been day-dreaming about making one of these for awhile now… maybe after the holidays…

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