Waste Not, Want Not

I absolutely LOVE the book AwareKnits, by Adrienne Armstrong and Vicki Howell. The patterns are cute and fun to make, and there are lots of cool facts and tips about eco-friendly knitting. One of my favorite patterns is the “Waste Not, Want Not” fingerless gloves. The fair-isle pattern is designed to use up any scrap yarn, and is challenging without being frustrating. The best part- they knit up surprisingly quickly for size 1 needles and sock weight yarn!
Here are some photos of the finished project:

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[I would like to thank my mom for helping me with the photography.  :)]



Well, Exhibition Day is coming up, so I thought I’d whip up some more of these gloves. To shake things up a bit, I added stripes. With the seed stitch, it almost looks checkerboard! I love them, and must admit I’m keeping a pair for myself. 

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Gloves Galore!!

Well, I made these quite a while ago, but it seems I never got around to posting about them. My apologies.

I found his wonderful pattern in the book Knitting to Share (by Gerard Allt) for fingerless gloves, unfortunately for men. I tweaked the pattern a bit and made several pairs in my size. I was at my grandparents house for about a week and used the yarn I brought, hence the consistent color scheme. They were really fast and fun to make. Here’s a photo:


I would love to some of these in my Etsy shop-I did edit the pattern quite heavily. We shall see whether or not I do.

Anyways, I’ve been working on some fun patterns lately. One is for a 26″ long knitted humpback whale… I’ll post more later. Have a great day!

New year, new projects…and some old.

I hope you had a wonderful and safe New Year’s. I sure did–I was knitting while waiting for midnight. I found and adapted an excellent pattern for fingerless gloves, possibly my favorite ever. I’ve made four pairs already, and I’m on my fifth. They are super fast and fairly simple.
I also came up with a crochet pattern for a baby dragon, fitting perfectly with the beginning of the year of the dragon. Here’s a photo of the two I’ve made:

I’m thinking of putting the pattern on Etsy, so there can be lots of baby dragons roaming around. :D
Anyways, school starts up again tomorrow. I’ll once again be swamped with homework. Hopefully I’ll still have time to create some cool stuff. I’m still working on that striped sweater…I just need buttons. :) I’m excited to finally be able to wear it, because I feel like I’ve been working on it forever. Good thing it’s been a fun process.