While Halloween at Brandy’s house wasn’t as busy with kiddos as in years past, we definitely had more time to focus on a few new projects. The weather has turned here in the PNW, and the last few weeks I have been focused on gloves and mittens. One, their quick, two, sizing really isn’t too much of an issue, three, I’m thinking holiday gifts. I came up with two easy options that are NOT knit on DPNs.
The first ones are some cute cable wristlets, with the thumb added after you sew them up. I wore them for about a week before I decided to add the thumbs, so you can go either way. Pattern will be posted next week. This is some super soft bamboo hand spun yarn I got off of Etsy over a year ago, and I was happy with the results.
The second ones I think I will call my
Dishcloth Candy Cane Wristlets. These are the easiest things ever. I came up with these for a friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) who is convinced the only thing she can knit is dishcloths. Again, knit on regular needles and then sewn up after the fact. You could even do these in school colors (my sis is getting some Purple and Gold ones for Christmas in honor of our U of W Huskies!). I used Vanna’s Choice yarn. I am going to get the pattern written up for you next week on these as well.
And here is what Halloween looked like at Brandy’s house. We went with a funeral parlor/graveyard theme. I was D. Eadly and she was D. Ceased. Please note that we hijacked our store mannequin and planted her body parts in the lawn. I was worried her leg was going to get stolen, but she is all back in one piece now. We watched Anchorman, knit and crocheted between ‘customers’ and I tried to not eat all the Smarties out of the candy bucket. All in all a successful evening!