Blahs and otherwise

My internet was a bit wonky and FUBAR since last Thursday, but now seems to be much better. (Blah#1)

Blah Buster Buddy
I made this little tiger for my Cocoa Swap pal, Sarah – she’s starting culinary school! I had a lot of fun shopping for her and making this little guy. I used Barbara Prime’s Tiger pattern – it was a great pattern and I would love to work up some of her other Fuzzy Mitten Cuties.

I finished my “Plum Blossom Mittens” by last Thursday. That was my personal goal – we were going out to dinner and since I was not driving I could wear mittens. I like fingerless mitts and having my fingers free while driving. Anyway, they are done:
Plum Blossom Mitts
But, I finished them in time for one of the warmest days of the year. I still wore them. But I don’t know how much I’ll actually wear them.
Wearing the Mitens
They are still a little snug, the cuff is still a tad too short, and the thumbs are a bit too long. (Blah#2). I’ll keep them and when someone comes over and is in need of mitts, they can borrow them. (Betsy I’m looking at you!)

I had plenty of white yarn leftover from the mitts (Berroco Peruvia Quick) and it was already in a yarn cake, so I immediately cast on (because it was convenient) for a Herringbone Neckwarmer
Pretty but possibly impractical
The buttons need to be attached still. Aside from the convenience, I don’t know why I knit this one. It’s pretty, and warm, but seriously. White? It’s going to be a magnet for Lorelai’s goopy-goldfish-crumb-covered little fingers. Maybe, maybe not.

The LnV sock marathon has started and I’m chugging along. My iPhone mitts are so close to being finished. I started a sock, the “Guided By Love” pattern, in a colorway that made me think of Jackson.
Sock, now dead
My first toe up. BUT, it’s too big (Blah#3). So I decided to stop, and again, knitting by convenience I have cast on for a “Woodland Scarf” instead.
Woodland Scarf, in progress
I think that will be better. It’s not a blah 🙂


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