I'm not going to take it personally that someone happened upon my blog by searching for old lady knitting.
Aison frogged the scarf she started with this yarn a while back. I cast on anew for her last night when I got home from work, and cast off before I went to bed! This is a much nicer scarf! Over the weekend, she knitted a pink, fluffy confection in the same pattern as a Christmas gift for Mdd.
All of a sudden, Mdd likes pink -- after a couple of years of hating anything pink or even purple. These are the thrummed mittens I'm making for her. The picture turned out a bit pink -- they are pink, but it's very soft. The color reminds me of raspberries stirred very well into vanilla ice cream. Do you like the cuff variation? I was inspired by one of the books I found at the thrift store last week. I'm using the Harlot's pattern again, but cast on 45 stitches right away (instead of 40) because this cuff isn't as elastic as one done in k2p2 ribbing. Okay, okay, I didn't cast on 45 stitches right away, but it didn't take me long to realize that I should!
Here's my thrifty haul -- nine pattern leaflets and one book for less than $2.00.
Jack Frost Sweaters Mittens for Boys and Girls, 1946.
2 Needle Mittens by Nell Armstrong, 1945.
Hits in Hats to Knit and Crochet, 1965.
Bernat Raglans, 1961.
Bernat 18 Bulky-Knit Fashion Greats, 1975.
Spinnerin Classic Manual, Part 1, 1964.
Spinnerin Classic Manual, Part 3, 1961.
Fleisher's Baby Book, 1957.
Bernat Babies, 1976.
Debbie Bliss Nursery Knits, 1996.
I wonder if I overlooked the Spinnerin Classic Manual, Part 2. I'll have to go back and check. For your amusement, the cover of "Hits in Hats." Don't fall off your chair.