Oh my! I have been a busy bee since I was last here...
I am quite proud of these adult size fliptop mittens. For some reason I struggled much more with these than I did with the ones I made for Mr. Boy. But in the end they came out very lovely and deliciously warm.
The pattern is actually for a men's hat, but it is so cute on my girlie head that I couldn't believe it.
Above is the exact same pattern. This one made for my brother with only a single layer as written and requested. This is the third one of these I have made for him since he either loses them or claims they don't fit. But I think he's just a hat hoarder.
The poncho that I started literally years ago and finally finished this winter just as it was warming up. It is lovely and warm and soft as kittens and I plan to live in it next fall and winter. I don't have it written up in Ravelry yet partly because ponchos are just not that cool anymore and I feel like a weirdo for still loving them as I do and partly because I forgot. Maybe I'll get to that some day and add a link. Maybe not.
Socks! Two pair of actual, genuine, bona fide, knitted socks! I am super excited about this new skill of mine because it has been a long, slow, road, of gathering knitting skills like breadcrumbs until I felt confident enough to even try to knit these babies. I think I will just leave this picture up here and make my next blog post an entire post about socks because I have a lot to say about this development. Unfortunately I actually sort of overdid it while making that 2nd pair- too much knitting with not enough rest in between and I have a little Repetitive Stress Injury going on so I'm taking a break from knitting anything for a week or so- which is how I ended up writing up this blog post instead...
And here are some Irises from my garden because they're pretty and because I am just so darn stoked to even have a garden.
There's probably going to be a lot more garden talk going on around here from now on. Fair warning.