Friday, August 01, 2008

Is it Knitting or Dawdling?

It is hot and humid. Makes for some crazy lazy days around here.

I should be working on my Christmas gift sweaters but it is too warm for that right now. So I have dabbled in mitten work.
A pair of Heartland Mittens have been cast on. I like this pattern. It's fun and much easier than it appears.
The colors remind me of Crayons.

I just had to cast on for this pair of mittens. I have been into the stash lately. With the price of fuel, groceries and utilities I have been stash busting.
Not sure whose hands these mittens will fit. The yarn is fun to knit. It's Patons SWS.

A friend of the daughter requested a pair of self striping gloves. Anytime a teen asks for a hand knitted garment, I try to indulge the request. (as long as it's a reasonable request:)

It rained.......I take that poured! With tornado warnings during the first part of the week. I did nothing but knit.
I love fall and I found this knitted felted gourd pattern. I went back to the stash and found these colors to make gourds. Okay, I admit the purple/plum gourd is not a real gourd color but I liked it. These were made in a day. A total of 9 were completed. They were fun and they're preparing me for fall. I will regret having knitted these when I'm on the Christmas gift deadline but.....oh well.
I stuffed them in my new Longaberger Basket. mmmm........I smell pumpkin pie.

p.s. Lazy days mean dog days around here and dog days mean Mr. Bettis is sleeping........A LOT! :)


Channon said...

Oooh! Ahhhh! OH! It's better than fireworks. Love 'em all, especially the fall basket there. Did you cool off thinking fall thoughts?

Nichole said...

Pretty mittens - esp that first pair! I will be stash busting for xmas gifts for sure!

Anita said...

I love that pattern on your first pair of mittens, it does look complicated though. :)

What cute gourds! The plum one is my favorite!

lahodges said...

Okay, I have to have that knitted Gourd pattern! Where did you get it?

Stracey said...

I really LOVE the mittens in the second pictures. What pattern are thy from?

gypsyknits said...

Stracey, Thank you for the compliment on the mittens. Go here for the pattern:

Have fun knitting!

Bubblesknits said...

I'm with you on that one. All I want to do is small stuff. I love the mittens! You've definitely been busy, not dawdling. ;-)