Gettin' 'er done

After last post I was feeling swamped by all my WIPs.  As of today, I have none. I finished Annie's Mitts last Sunday, the 12th.  I was somewhat dreading making them, but they were not a big deal.  I forgot how much fun mitten making can be.

Pattern: Bella's Mittens

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Bulky (Superwash) in Squirrel Heather (discontinued)

Recipient: Cousin Annie

Mods: None

Notes: I actually got gauge, and so these should be just about the right size.

I also managed to finish my Shifting Silt Scarf on Thursday, the 16th.

Pattern: Shifting Sands Scarf

Yarn: KnitPicks Gloss DK (Merino/Silk) in Doe

Recipient: Grampa

Mods: Only 3/4 the length of the original.

Note: I had originally planned it for myself, but I like shawls, cowls and wimples so much more than scarves.  I thought it would suit my Grampa, who doesn't like long scarves so I ended up only using 150g or 369 yds, so I have another 50g of the Knit Picks Gloss DK in Doe that I can use for a hat or something else.

and finally I also got my Grannie-bel Shawl done as of this morning.

Pattern: Ishbel Shawl

Yarn: Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace in Vermillion

Recipient: Grannie

Mods:  None

Notes: It was a nice, fun pattern, it really benefits from the beautiful Malabrigo Lace Yarn.  I found the bind-off was too tight and when I blocked it I didn't get too pointy.  I would most certainly make this pattern again.

It was nice to be done so many of my gifts for the season, but now it is time to cast on that mystery test knit I have to have done and blocked by the 6th of October.

Wedding Bells and Springtime Haruni

So, I have been a bit remiss in my knitting and blogging, I was in Ottawa for a wedding.  One of my closest friends from high school got married at the Billings Estate.  Fun times were had by all, including my good friend the Knitting Ninja.  We danced the night away with good friends and good music. However, you are here for the knitting so here is my most recent Pre-Blocking HaruniPre-Block Haruni TextureThe crochet bind off was a bit of a bear, I will do things differently if I come up against that request in another pattern.

It blocked beautifully, even though I was doing it during a family dinner.

Blocked Haruni

So now that Haruni is off my needles I am starting up a few new projects including finishing Shifting Silt Scarf, working on a new pattern I am testing, and getting started on some Christmas knitting for relatives.  I am designing some hats for a few of my cousins and making some Bella Mitts for another cousin. I am being intentionally vague on the hats because they are going to be a surprise.

Welcome to the Sound Knit Works

Welcome, After attempting a general knitting/life blog, I decided to refocus on a knitting blog, and to actually use my camera to take pictures of the ooodles of knitting I have stored in a crate under my bed.

So to get us started, here is a picture of some Bella's Mittens (Ravelry link) I made for my sister, in Malabrigo Chunky in Apricot (a discontinued colorway) however the thumbs are too short.  I need to get back in and work on those thumbs.

They were a fun pattern to work back during the end of the Ravelympics.  My first really successful mittens, and I am planning a pair for myself, however I will be using a different cable as I am not a Twitlight fan.