Monday, January 19, 2009

What I'm Working On


It seems my hooks are moving but I am not getting much done. I have been working on several projects at once. So this is just a brief update on what I have been doing.I took another break from the fish and made this pair of mittens. I really wanted to try out the pattern that Beth had made for the Bridge Project. You can find the pattern here Mittens. I found the pattern to be the easiest ones I have tried yet. But I have one small complaint. I don't feel the wrist band is tight enough so I may try a decrease in stitches the next time I try these. Other than that if you have never made mittens before the pattern is so easy and written with the beginner in mind. It has very detailed instructions as to what you do next and where to place your stitches. I did use an "H" hook instead of a "G" as called for and I used up two partial skeins of yarn in complimentary colors that I had laying around. They were unbanned so I can't state what they were.

I have also been working on the Roses and Lace Baby Dress (no photo yet). Which is made with thread and the pattern is a purchased one from e-pattern central. See it Here. I am using rose in number 3 Fashion Color Thread. I have the yoke section done and starting on the skirt part now. This is going to a lady in our group who is having a grandchild.

Oh and of course I am still kicking out 4 or 5 fish a day, I hope to have some new photos on that project soon. That's about it for now.


"Keeping my hands and mind busy with crochet, then spreading joy giving it away." ~ GHOST

7 comments:

Cherri said...

Great mittens! I'll have to try that pattern. I HATE making mittens. LOL! Also, that dress pattern is gorgeous. I'm sure LuAnne is going to LOVE IT!!!!!!! Can't wait to see it!
Hugs, Cherri

Sandie said...

I have never completed a set of mittens before and I made one a half (without the thumb part) last night using this pattern. It is super easy. I used a G and my husband tried it on. He said it is snug but workable.

Those little girl dresses are gorgeous! I love them all.

June said...

Love the mittens, and also the colors. I hate to make mittens, too, but I used to be obsessed with them. Go figure! Love the dress pattern. It is going to be beautiful!!

Wendy said...

I have made only one pair of mittens, for a child, so I really need to make those mittens...LOVE the dress and can not wait to see it done...
Hope you are fairing well in the snow.....
HUGS

Bunny said...

The mittens look wonderful. Great colors. Easy pattern? I'm all for easy. lol

Scarlet's Yarn Barn said...

They are great mitten sis and I think I am going to work up a pair tonight. That is going to be my project for tonight.

I LOVE YOU!!!!!

sissie said...

well done on the mittens! I like the colors you chose also:)

did I upset you in some way at the group?

Hugs,
sissie