Woobie Monkey – Baby Gift #1

Woobie Monkey FO

  • Yarn: Hikoo by skacel Simplicity (3.5 skeins Turkish Coffee, 0.33 skeins Sahara Sand)
  • Yarn Weight: DK
  • Needles: US Size 3 circular & DPN
  • Pattern:  Woobie Monkey
  • Time Spent: 21.5 hours
  • Dates: 3/8/2016 – 4/9/2016

Nephew #3 is on the way and of course some knitted baby gifts are a must!  My sister lives in Florida so I couldn’t quite convince myself to try for the  Reversible Celtic Baby Blanket.  I found this pattern at a local yarn shop while down in Florida and figured it was the perfect compromise.  It’s not a blanket but still something to snuggle against and who can resist a monkey head?

I did run into a couple of issues. I ran out of brown yarn and couldn’t find an exact match which I’m sad about.  Plus my face making skills are seriously lacking.  I figure it’s endearing and the baby won’t judge too much if the eyes don’t match.  It adds character right?  I just need to make sure it will survive the washing machine.  Otherwise baby toy will become cat toy!

Meisi Gloves – Finished!

Meisi Gloves FO

  • Yarn: 53 g (half skein) of 2 Guys Signature Fingering, Black Cocoa Cream
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 0 & 1 (2.0 & 2.5 mm) dpns
  • Size: Small
  • Pattern:  Meisi
  • Time Spent: 39.5 hours
  • Dates: 8/8/2015 – 11/24/2015

My goal was to finish the glove by the end of the weekend but I was so close that I finished it Tuesday night before leaving to visit family for Thanksgiving.  We had some freezing rain on the trip so I was happy to have these with me!

The second glove went better than the first, especially the fingers.  I picked up a lot more stitches between the fingers and then decreased in the following rounds to get back to the right count.  That eliminated the gaps between fingers really well.  The instructions for the thumb had similar extra stitches/decrease pattern but I think all the fingers need this.

The yarn is incredibly soft and feels amazing.  The downside is that it’s already got some fuzziness just from a long weekend of wearing and it does stretch out more than I’d like.  I haven’t picked out my next project yet but I’m thinking some fair isle gloves might be a good choice.  I really loved my first pair of knitted gloves so I’m going to look for something similar.

Meisi Gloves WIP #2

Meisi Gloves WIP

Time to finish off my next WIP, the Meisi gloves!  Before Loki got sick I had the first glove almost done.  I needed to finish the pinkie and thumb.  I finished that glove early last week but was not motivated for the second one.  Friday I decided to go around wearing the one glove in hopes that the silliness  would get me that motivation.  That alone may not have been enough but the first snow of the season sure did it and Friday night I cast on the second glove.  Go me!

The fit of the glove was pretty good.  I made the fingers a little too short because I kept stretching and pulling on the glove when trying it on. It showed the cables better.  My cable admiration caused a tight finger fit! Next glove I’ll leave the fit relaxed when getting finger lengths but probably only need another round or two to get it right.

I’m ready to get this pair done so I can start another project guilt free.  Plus I need gloves before any more snow attacks us. My goal is to finish the second glove before the weekend. Then guilt free new project here I come!