Aside from the basket social, I have been doing A LOT of knitting.
I was involved in a Halloween swap in the Susan Claudino Designs group on Ravelry. My partner loves Harry Potter so I customized the Wild Things pattern to make him look like Dobby. I knit him a wee sock so he can show the world that he is a free elf.
|If They Kill Rick socks-yarn is Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso, colorway: If They Kill Rick|
|Sockhead in Joan Collins Blazer|
|Snowball Buddies owl|
|Elijah by Ysolda Teague|
|Glowing Embers by Simone Kereit-yarn: Cascade 220 superwash|
A woman at church asked if I would knit her a purple octopus that matched her quilt in her guest room. I whipped up the body of this little guy with no pattern and used this pattern for the legs. I held the yarn double, using worsted weight yarn and she asked for the eyes to be embroidered on.
|Octavius the Octo in Loops & Threads Solids|
I knit a teeny dog sweater for my now ex-boyfriend's dog. Since my boss has a Shih tzu, I am hoping this sweater will fit her dog.
The pattern is Dog Sweater for Small Dogs. The only mods made were the arms. I didn't quite understand the pattern so I worked the arms like an afterthought heel and went back and picked up stitches where I felt the arms should go.
My last FO to share right now is a pair of Christmas socks. This is my 13th pair of the year and I used Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist sock in Holly Jolly with Linsay Pink for the cuffs/heels/toes
|Socks on a Plane in DDD-Holly Jolly|
What have you been up to, Jen?
That is a lot of FOs Jess! October and November were really busy for me too. In the beginning of November we hosted Journal Club at my house. This is where the residents and faculty in the Emergency Medicine program get together to discuss research articles about different topics in medicine. It is nice for them to go to a house rather than the hospital, and this year we have a big enough house to host. There were over 50 (yes 50) people at my house. It was loud and fun!
It is hard to see but my living room is full of people right now! The day after that we traveled to Orlando! We wanted to visit some friends who moved there this summer, see the expanded Wizarding World of Harry Potter (squee!) and visit John's grandparents.
|Magic Kingdom, Main Street - so warm and nice out!|
|Got to ride the Hogwarts Express!|
|Dragon on top of Gringott's bank- randomly shoots fire|
|Seen in Knockturn Alley|
|Now these would be useful for Christmas gifts|
Now I can finally share my knitting! I finished the shawl for my sister in law. It is huge, warm, soft and I am sad to see it leave. This would be lovely to have in the winter time.
Next up I made a few ornaments for our year long swap. They were the last pieces that I needed to make!
|Snowball buddy by Susan Claudino - modified to make it a snowman; Penguin Popper by Jill Arnusch|
|Monster Corner Bookmark|
Next I knit up another Hermione Hearts Ron hat. The first was for my mother in law, and this is also a Christmas present. It is knit up in Mirasol Yarn Nuna, a super soft, silk, wool and bamboo blend.
I knit some Hufflepuff socks too this month! Jess says they are Steeler's socks and I am ok with that too. Jess got me this yarn as a gift, it is Alina Shea Creations Sunrises in the colorway "Hufflepride." I love this pattern for self-striping yarns. I am not a big fan of afterthought heels, and this pattern makes the stripes look good enough to just keep going. This is my 5th (I think) pair of Vanilla Latte Socks.
Lastly (phew!) I have my Smittens garland that I can hang on the mantle in our new house. These mittens are small, and take much longer than I thought they would. I think it is because they are small they are more fiddly.
Hope everyone has a great rest of the holiday weekend!