Don’t you hate it when you misplace something? I am driven to distraction trying to find it, remember where I last saw it or where I put it. Maybe you’ve seen it? My knitting mojo has gone missing. It was there one day and *poof* gone the next. I have done everything in my power to spark it. I have forced myself to knit a predetermined number of rows, spent hours on Ravelry looking for anything that would give me the urge to knit and when those things did nothing I went looking at yarn with the intention to buy something that screamed “Knit ME!” Still no luck. I am still mojo-less. I have read 3 books, watched hours of tv, played games on my phone until the battery is dead and still no mojo. I cleaned my house. I even cleaned behind and under the refrigerator and washed and rehung curtains. I washed walls people! This is serious. What do I have to do to get my mojo back? *sob*
As I’m sure you can guess I finished my mittens that I showed on Wednesday. They are Classic Mittens by Bernhard Ulmann Co in Cascade 220 in charcoal. The yarn is of course fantastic. A perfect workhorse wool in many colors. The pattern is versatile having both in the round instructions and 2 needle instructions. I choose to knit mine in the round. There are sizes for children and adults. The pattern is also well written and easy to follow. It will be my new go to mitten pattern.
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It’s getting cold here so it is time for Loopy Academy project number three: mittens! I pulled them out the other day and assessed what else needed to be done. They need thumbs. That shouldn’t take long if I can find the time. The pattern is Classic Mittens by Bernhard Ulmann Co. The yarn is Cascade 220 in charcoal. For once I picked a color that matches something else, the Wurm hat I just finished. Shocking!
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Last fall I saw a recipe on a blog and I thought that it looked really good and I planned to give it a try. Time got away from me last fall. Finally this weekend I had the time and the ingredients to give it a try. Slab pie is new to me. I knew pie could be made in most any shape but this large flat pie really caught my attention. I love crust way more than filling so this really was right up my alley. Being me of course I changed things a little. Instead of the assortment of spices I used 1 1/2 tsp of apple pie spice and I skipped the glaze entirely. It was really good and I intend to make it again with a couple of changes. First I’m putting more apples. Mine seemed to disappear. Also I’m going to make an additional 1/2 recipe of the crust. I had a very hard time rolling it out to fit the pan and ended up with it being too thin in spots. This made it very difficult to get it up off the counter in one piece. There may have been a lot of loud swearing. I think I’d like to try it with blueberries instead of apples. I highly recommend the recipe. Hmm, maybe I should have another piece.
Last month I showed you my second Loopy Academy project, the hat, and I told you I wanted to add something to it. I ended up adding a few braids to the top. I wanted something just to add a little interest to the top. The braids look OK and I’ll leave them for now. The pattern is Wurm by Katharina Nopp. The yarn is Cascade super wash sport in green apple and charcoal. I really enjoyed the pattern and can see why it is so popular on Ravelry. The hat even looks pretty good on.
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I have finished the first of my Hailstones socks and cast on the second one. I was so excited as I knit the toe of that first sock. I knew I’d be casting on the second one as soon as I was done and I was anxious to do it. Now most people would think that makes me a process knitter since the product, a completed sock wasn’t the real thrill. Starting that new sock wasn’t that thrilling either. I was pleased to be starting the second sock of the pair. But what I am more excited about is what will I start next? I don’t care that I’ll have a completed pair of socks. I am excited at the prospect of an empty set of needles. The opportunity to pick out which yarn I’ll cast on next. I can’t wait to look through ravelry and decide on a new project. So if I’m not a product knitter and I’m not a process knitter, what kind of knitter am I?
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