Unraveled Wednesday.

Annual warm clothing drive time here.

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Still obsessed with helical stripes, as you can see. And I thought it would be fun to make the mittens asymmetrical. Set is toddler/pre-school sized.

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This hat is much smaller than the one above, more like infant sized. No mittens for this one. (I hate knitting thumbs, especially tiny ones. If I ever knit miniature mitten ornaments you  will know I have gone completely round the bend.)

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Finally took a photo of this finished hat. It will go to the clothing drive, too. 

I also made a pair of fingerless gloves for my amputee friend. She can wear them when she goes outside in her wheelchair for a cigarette. Smoke breaks are cold here in Wisconsin winters.

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See the faint line around the right one above the gusset? That is a turning row; left one shows the cuff turned back. I am soooo impressed with the cleverness of me.

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I finished The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen; two stars. I figured out why it was taking me so long to read it: it dragged for me. Plus, there were occasional sentences or paragraphs that fell like clunkers in my head, which I blame on the translation. Annoying.

Currently reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. It seems fairly gripping, which is good because it is >700 pages long. I think I may need to step up my reading, though — an hour a night is not gonna cut it. On the down side, it turns out that it is first book in a trilogy. Not sure if I want to commit to that. If this one drags at all, I am outta there.

In my ears: I started Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. This was actually a bit of a mistake; I wanted to get Celeste Ng’s previous book, the one before Little Fires Everywhere, but after reading the description I realized that I had read it a couple years ago. So I guess I clicked on this one because it was recommended. Hard to say, really. Anyhow, it seems okay after the first hour.

Go check out more Unraveled posts over at Kat’s place.  

 

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9 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday.

  1. Kym says:

    What lovely, warm things you’ve knit! They will be much appreciated on these cold winter days. XO

  2. Sparrowgrass says:

    I can vouch for the loveliness of those fingerless glove. My 86 year old mom wears hers all the time.

  3. gayle says:

    Happy knits!
    If you ever want to knit ornament mittens – you can just use i-cord for the thumbs… 8)

  4. Nicole says:

    I’m with you on knitted miniature mitten ornaments! I tried it once… didn’t go well…

  5. k says:

    So . . . this is a place where I don’t mention the five pairs of miniature mittens I’ve knitted since August?

  6. Kat with a K says:

    Beautiful and warm knitting!

  7. =Tamar says:

    Traditionally, baby mittens don’t have thumbs. They are called “punkinseeds” because they are seed-shaped. The solution for small children is the sock-puppet shape, where the “thumb” is just as big as the finger part; much easier for parents and child, though a tad fiddly to knit in its own way. Where I used to fall down was in the sizing – I always made the whole mitten too big.

  8. Kim Dean says:

    “Before We Were Yours” is on my to-read shelf.

  9. Bet your amputee friend will TOTALLY Appreciate those mitts during our Wisconsin snows and winds. I feel sorry for friends who cannot stop smoking. My mom tried and tried and just couldn’t
    As her alzheimers progressed, she forgot that she smoked….
    I didnt think that was possible

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