...they're mine, and I'm taking them! That's Kt and she's knitting a thrummed mitten! The pair will be a Christmas gift for a friend (also a knitter) who was bug-eyed when Kt told her about the thrummed mitts that I was making. This is Kt's first project that's not a scarf and she has learned a lot: switching from smaller to larger needles, knitting in thrums, making increases (thereby a gusset), working and turning in a middle of a row (thereby making a thumb), making decreases, sewing a seam, breaking off yarn, tieing on new yarn. It's amazing how much she's learned knitting one little mitten. She'd already finished the first and started the second when she left for school last night.
Aison learned a few new things over the weekend, too. She's making a striped scarf using the leftover ball of gold Lana Grossa Merino Big that Kt had and a new ball in aubergine that we bought at the LYS on Saturday. She (re-learned) how to purl and was ready to switch colors for the second time last night. It will be a narrow scarf in a fairly fine gauge (5US needles) in stockinette with 3 sts of garter at each edge.
We had a very fine time at the LYS on Saturday. You see Ai's Merino Big at top left. In the middle is Rowan Chenille in a similar color. It was on sale, so how could I not? I made a few lacy, chenille scarves a year or two ago and the grrs just love 'em. That pretty red ball is Rowan Big Wool; it's supposed to turn into mittens. At the bottom is a hank of Mountain Colors that will turn into a Shapely Shawlette -- by Christmas, for my sister. That's my final answer.
We went to the fabric store yesterday morning -- because we forgot on Saturday! I think we were lightheaded from the LYS and our stop at Sam's to buy two cases of Propel* water. We have fabric, zippers, and thread for a skirt for each. Mdd's will be pink (of course), Kt's will be brown twill with coordinating bows (inspired by an Anthropologie skirt that I can't find on their site for linking), and we'll make Ai's from some toile that we already have.
We went to Mom's for the Packer game yesterday afternoon. Kt & Ai spent nearly the entire game knitting -- it was so cute! I did do a little knitting myself over the weekend, but the grrs steal the show!
*Kt has been losing weight -- a slow and steady decline, just the way it should be. She credits Propel as being an important factor (she likes it, so she drinks it -- rather than too much juice or soda or whatever), along with paying close attention to her meals at school and making good choices -- low-fat all the way, baby. And you know what, those are new jeans she bought on Saturday and they're size 10! Way to go, sweetheart.