In an effort to catch up on blogging, I'm going to report on a bunch of different projects all at once. In a surprise move, only one of these projects is actually for me. Yes, I am proud of all the gift knitting!
Pattern: Annemor #17 from Selbuvotter
Yarn: Dale Baby Ull (orange) and Claudia's Handpainted in Argyle Socks
Needles: US 2.5, Knit Picks DPNs
Modifications: I added a side thumb gusset instead of off the palm. I knit with larger than recommended needles to upsize it for a man's hand, and I also had to repeat a band from the cuff in order to make the palm longer. Oh, and I fused three of the fingers together to make a glitten.
Pattern: Rainbow Socks by Susanne Kitzmann for Magknits
Yarn: Yarn Pirate Merino Sock in Killer Bees
Needles: US 1.5, Knit Picks DPNs
Notes: 6 repeats on the leg and on the foot. I also knit a picot cuff instead of ribbing.
Pattern: Modified Herringbone Mittens by Elliphantom
Yarn: Dale Baby Ull (purple) and All Things Heather
Needles: US 1.5 and US 2.5, Knit Picks DPNs
Modifications: It's knit on smaller needles, so I added 4 extra stitches to the hand. I also added some short fingers.
I like the finger detail.
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed and Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
Needles: US3 Bamboo DPNs
Pattern: Natalya Gauntlets by Savannahchik
Yarn: Mountain Colors Twizzle in Bitterroot Rainbow
Needles: US4 DPNs, Lantern Moon
I knit a second pair of these mitts for my friend A, who was nice enough to send me this yarn for my birthday. It was a perfect way to use up the skein. One pair for me to enjoy, and the second to give back to my friend.
Whew! There's a whole bunch of knitting all at once. I'll give you more details when I have actual FOs to show you!