Saturday, September 8, 2012

Boots and Shopping

Today I finished Santa Boots for my husband, Will. He asked me for them a few months ago to go with my elf slippers that I crocheted last Christmas. It was nice to be able to start and finish a project in just three days. That is one of my favorite things about crocheting. The pattern is a modified version of Slipper Boots from Bernat Yarn Company. I added stitches to the bottom to make them wider as well as longer. I used two strands of Red Heart Super Saver in black held together and Red Heart Buttercup in white at the top. The Buttercup is so soft I wish I could make a blanket out of it and cuddle up with it forever.

While out shopping today I found a pair of shoes with knitted sides! They're Union Bay and I can't wait to start wearing them everywhere! I also bought some slightly ugly ribbon yarn at a garage sale this morning. I don't normally like ribbon yarn but it was in fall colors, was cheap, and it called out to me so it came home. I don't know what I'll do with it but it needs to be something fall-ish. There weren't any labels so I won't know what it is or how many yards it is, but it's always fun to experiment.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Forever Mittens

I have finally finished my Doe River Mittens. The thumbs took forever. They were boring and I ignored them. They were like tiny little black holes of knitting that needed to be ignored.

Now I feel free again. I don't know what to make next. There are too many options. Everything is calling my name, slippers, gloves, afghans, and I really need to be planning trip projects.

Tomorrow, tomorrow will be the day I decide. For tonight, I will dream of the many things I could be making...