So there is really no connection between all three of these- except that they are in my photo :)
For this week's yarn along, you can see several projects going at once.
I took a short break after finishing DD's stocking, before starting her pair of 'plain mittens' that she asked for as a Christmas gift. You can see the crocheted 'string' which will hold her mittens in place within her coat sleeves. I have always loved these because they seem so sensible. I saw once, either in a knitting book or on a knitting blog, where a knitter made these for herself so she could not lose her handmade mittens. Since I don't want her to lose her mittens, and I am sure she doesn't want to lose them either!
Now they are finished, I am waiting on a yarn delivery for my son's gloves.
I could only work on these at night, when she wasn't around, so during the day I started work on DS's stocking. This time my main colour is red :) Same pattern as before, messing around with the motifs a little and of course changing the order so they are different.
And then, I just had to start one of Alan Dart's Dickensian Mice (or click here for a similar pattern if you cannot see Ravelry). I managed to get hold of this pattern last year, after Christmas :/ So I REALLY wanted to make them this year. I learned a couple of things. 1. Sport weight is too heavy for this really- even though it says DK (it is an English pattern), sport is too thick to use easily on the small needles. Maybe go up a size or two? 2. The fingering weight yarn worked find- but not really in conjunction with the sport LOL
Finally the books- you'll noticed two previous (unfinished) books there, and a new one. The new one (on top) is the James Garner memoir. It's a very good read, even though I do not agree with him politically! The writer has managed to write it as though Garner is talking directly to you- very well done! It is called: The James Garner Files and is by James Garner and Jon Winokur.
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