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what i’m making monday

My number three babe turned seven in November, and thanks to the Christmas rush, I was completely swamped with orders, so I’m a teensy bit behind on his birthday sweater. And by “teensy bit”, I mean two.entire.months.

Oy.

I just finished up knitting a slouchy sweater with a bajillion tiny cables (yes, I counted) in a fantastic new yarn by Sirdar, called Hayfield Chunky with Wool in the Hollyberry colourway. It’s a lovely bulky weight wool/acrylic blend, which makes it rather ideal for a child’s sweater. It’s not itchy, and there’s enough acrylic in there that if it gets accidentally run through the washer and dryer, the world won’t end.

(Sidenote: if you click through to look at the Hayfield, you’ll see that it’s listed for $8.99/skein. I purchased from my local yarn shop, the Dancing Goat Yarn Shop, in Warsaw, NY, for $6.95. Not only did I get to go to the yarn shop, but I got a really great deal, *and* I supported a local small business. Everybody wins.)

The pattern I’m using is “Ragman” by Heirloom Stitches. You can purchase the pattern here or on Ravelry.

 

slip slip knit ragman

 

(photo credit: slipslipknit.com)

Sadly, none of my photos are coming out even remotely like the actual colour. I promise you a lovely photo of the finished product… The little mister will think it is good fun to have a photoshoot outside, in the freezing cold, in just a sweater.

 

little bluebird

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This charming needle-felted bluebird is smaller than a hummingbird, 300-070 vceand will hang around a whole lot longer.
He is suspended by a fine nylon thread.

Spot clean.

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Price: $6. Please specify colour choice at checkout.
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super handy fingerless mitts

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Fingerless mitts are a three-season investment. They keep your hands and wrist just the right amount of warm while leaving your fingers free to do their thing. Texting, eating jelly beans (or any finger food, really), feeding the chickens, using a tissue… There are SO MANY things you can do with fingerless mitts that you just can’t do while wearing traditional mittens or gloves.

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Knit from Cascade 220 wool yarn, your Super Handy Fingerless Mitts should be handwashed in tepid water with a tiny amount of gentle soap, and laid flat to dry. Please note, wool fiber will shrink if it is washed in hot water, in the washing machine, or put in the dryer. Please do not dry clean your handknits; the chemicals damage the fibers and are not good for you or the earth.

Price: $25. Please specify colour choice at checkout.
Shipping: $6. Combined shipping available for additional items.
Insurance and tracking available for additional cost upon request.
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