I have knit two pair of mitts from one of my patterns in opposite colors... I have been spending my Christmas vacation time on this off and on. It also required some attention to the pattern as they are being considered for "publication".
Here they are in their new revamped colors.
Now I need to make another pair of men's fingerless mitts in the same color as last time, and a black hat similar to the one I made for Hal and Madeline wants me to make her some musical fingerless mitts.
I finally finished my pair of November Mist mitts. They were supposed to be part of my mom's Christmas gift.... but they will get there tomorrow or the next day. I am going to try and mail them today or tomorrow. She got the one finished one in her wrapped package on Christmas Day with the promise that the next would be worked on.
I have one more row of purl before the bind off on my grandmother's cowl.
Hal gave those fingerless mitts to his coworker, and said he loved them. He said they were the best he had ever seen. each finger had ribbing (he said "that stitch") like an individual little sweater for each finger, and they were super soft. I am glad he liked them. I guess they were a little big, but oh well.
I was going to make a pair of mitts for my Mother In law for Christmas, however I didn't get them done, and they decided to do a drop by this afternoon, so I just gave her the body butter and soap that I traded/ordered from Ganiggle. I gave them the unscented of each. I think I gave the orange soap to my dad's girlfriend, and will give something to my mom, or not, because I do have a pair of socks for her, and have one half a pair of mitts and another half of a pair of socks I can give her and promise the other halves later. (I did last year).
I think I may keep the rest of the body butter and soaps for me.
Almost done with Grandma's cowl, she may even get it for New Year's .
I am working on some "mens fingerless gloves" in a heathered charcoal color in Alpaca with a twist, baby twist. One done and working on the fingers for the second. I should have it done today. Maybe I can get DH to model them.
someone who works with my husband wants fingerless glovers, but he wants the knuck kind. I am not fond of making half fingers, but it is certainly possible.. I just need to figure out which pattern to use, and what yarn. A plain worsted weight version, like knucks would be fine. I guess I could look up a plain glove pattern, and make it into half finger fingerless mitts.....
As we get closer to Christmas, it is getting harder and harder to get anything done. Yesterday was a terribly busy day for me, I knit some, but decided to send my grandmother's gift withoout the cowl, and will send that on later with pictures of one of my daughters wearing it. I sent the beautiful Vita cloche to my aunt with some award winning chocolate from this area. I also sent pictures of Isabelle wearing it... She tried hard not to smile, because she didn't want to show her braces.
I finished my last stocking order of the season. They are drying now. I have another order, but told her I didn't think I could finish before Christmas this year. I might be able to, if she wants to pay full price. She is one of my original stocking people, that paid an extremely low price to have me knit stockings. I have increased my rate, and my husband still thinks I charge to little for custom knitting contracts.
Anyway, I think next I will be making a "cowl me in the morning" for my grandmother, plus I need to finish my re knit of my twist of elegance, which is about 75% done.
I tried to make my own peppermint bark to go inside but it didn't work out well, so I used the costco stuff. The top is some christmas yarn I found at Joann's croched with v stitch. tied on with a ribon and a bell.
I had someone call me late last week for a stocking order. I am not sure I can get it done before Christmas... but maybe. I had another paerson contact me on Face Book, wanting more stockings, I told her I was pretty sure I could NOT get any more done before Christmas.
So tomorrow, I should have one done for the order of 4 I am working on. That still leaves one, and I need to start a hat this weekend as well as make peppermint bark and rainbow jello for Saturday... those are my goals for Friday.