My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

FOs

I finished a couple of things last week. Like this:

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This is the Wood Warbler Cowl, designed by Martina Behm. I made mine from Socks That Rock Heavyweight on a U.S. size 7 needle. A fun and fast project!

Next up, these:

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These mitts are made from the Hedda Mitts pattern, designed by Trin-Annelie. I made the Hedda Hat a few months ago and now have the matching mitts. I usedSocks That Rock Mediumweight and U.S. size 0 and 2 needles. I tried out some new needles with this project:

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Those are Addi Flexi Flips. It’s a dpn with a small cable in the middle, so you have your project on two needles and knit with a third needle. Each needle has a blunt point on one end and a sharp point on the other end so you can choose to knit with the tip you prefer. I usually knit small circumferences on two circulars, and I found these to be a great time saver — no shoving the stitches from one end of the circular to the other. People seem to either love or hate these. I am definitely in the “love” camp.

Loki sez:

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“Happy Memorial Day to all that celebrate. Thank you to my Daddy and all veterans who have served our country. Use this weekend to relax!”

Comments

  1. Susanne Scheurwater says:

    look at those little fluffy paws!! Oh sorry, your mitts and scarf/wrap are lovely!

  2. Love the way you’ve attached your row counter. Such a pretty kitty!

  3. Tiffanie says:

    Socks that Rock is so much fun in garter stitch on big needles! Love your projects.

    Thanks for showing us your Flex Flips, those are genius! They might get me excited to knit socks again.

    Loki’s undercarriage looks like a soft fluffy meringue.

    Hug your veteran this weekend! I’ll hug mine. 😀

  4. I recently picked up a set of the Flex Tips, but I haven’t had a chance to use them yet. I’m generally a DPN sock knitter, but I’ve been gravitating to Magic Loop lately, so we’ll see how the new Addis work.

  5. Beautiful finished objects, Loki looks so comfortable and fluffy.

  6. I really love the colors of the mitts! Loki is an expert at relaxation;O))

  7. Your cowl is beautiful. I LOVE your colors! I’ve been wanting to try those Flexi needles but I have giant, man-sized hands and can’t stand to knit with short tipped needles. Guess I’ll be sticking with my weirdly long dpns. 🙂

  8. howdy Wendy! Congrats on yet another sweet FO.
    Q: How do you store your woolies? I mean, ALL those cowls, shawls, pullovers, et c, et c. Hope they’re not all stacked like mine, so I have to go through a pile to find the one I need, then re-stack &/or refold every time.
    And, then at the end of the season, when I’m vacuum sealing them for storage, finding a cutie that I’d TOTALLY forgotten about – argh!

  9. Sharen Warren says:

    Those FO’s are lovely. And Loki is darling as always. I’d like to chime in with Jenna and ask a how you store your woolies? You must have many! I love wool but I live in the Deep South and my woolies spend a lot of time in storage.

  10. Thanks for the Addi Flexi Tips review, Wendy. I’d been wondering. Know I know! 🙂

  11. I got a pair of the Addi Flexi Tips, but haven’t used them yet…ordered according to the US size and they were not a size 1…..they told me it would be OK, but they are like a size 2?????
    Love your projects and Loki!