Monday, February 3, 2014

New year...old projects.

I am on a "finish my UFOs" kick this year.
Here are the Oak Grove mitts finished!
I received the pattern, yarn, square (yes square) needles, and stitch markers to make these in my TOKmas Christmas swap 2013. The yarn is Madelaine Tosh-Geode. It is sooo pretty in person. Sometimes it looks brown, sometimes it looks purple. Cool. In case you can't see well enough, there is a big oak leaf on the backs of the mitts. And, I must say, I love the Cubics square dpns! 

I also just finished making this little guy. 
Mortimer Mandrake... he is crocheted.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Hey, y'all! I just finished putting up some more Minion stitch markers on Etsy! Anyone interested can buy these little guys in my shop.. named battatter.
Here's a pic! They fit any needle up to size 11.  If you prefer smaller needles, I can make them with smaller rings. Just 'convo' me.

New Year, new, well not really, knit projects.

Whoa.. haven't posted in a while.
So... I decided this year, 2014, I am going to finish my UFOs. UnFinished  Objects, for those who don't know. I have a few. I usually do a lot of swaps, but I haven't seen any that interest me for quite a while, so, I am doing the UFO thing.
First off.. Just Batty Socks. I am almost finished with them! I have sock one done, and  most of sock two done. I LOVE these socks! They are my very first pair of socks knitted by me! I bought the pattern for myself for Christmas, (friends and family are not on Ravelry, so can't see my wishlist there).
I used purple and black instead of the recommended orange and black. Yes, the orange would show the pattern more, but I love purple and black together.
I also left of the first chart, because I wanted shorter ankle socks instead of knee socks. I was unsure about the 'chemistry' of making them fit, but somehow it worked out! They fit!
Here's a picture of sock one.
I love that checkerboard bottom!

For my next UFO... my Bat Shawl. Yes, I did do a Bat shawl a while back in worsted, but I began one in lace weight yarn quite some time ago. I will be gorgeous when it is finished, as the yarn is beautiful. I just have to finish it. 
Here is a pic of the beginning of it...
you can't see in this pic how pretty the yarn is, but I'll post more when it is finished. It is purple, black, blue.. it is called Galaxy.
Plus the bats eyes are purple glass beads. My idea, not part of the pattern.