Christmas Gift Round Up 2: Knick Knack Knucks for the Mister

Originally, I’d planned on making my guy a hat, but after hanging out with him on a few chilly days, I learned that he had a “favorite” hat and there was no way I even wanted to pretend to compete with that.  The next best thing?  Knucks to match his “favorite” hat (he’d mentioned once how he thought mine were cool – gift idea stowed instantly).  I used the same pattern, my Knick Knack Knucks pattern, to make his pair with a few modifications.DSCN0245

In order to match his hat as best I could, and in an effort to be sneaky about it, I based the patterning on this photo, zooming in as far as I could:0812021829

His hands are fairly similar in size to mine, so that was easy-ish as far as sizing the mitts went and I used Frog Tree yarn for the main part of the glove.  I’d never used the yarn before, but it’s so soft and luxurious!  Surely he’ll love them, no?  The contrasting colors were stash yarns.

I didn’t have enough to knit two mitten flaps out of the red so I knit them using the white/grey as the main color and I really like the contrast!DSCN1662

I also gave him thumb flaps so he can use his phone with the mitts on if he wants to, that’s one thing my mitts don’t have and sometimes I wish they did.  I added little dark grey buttons to the wrist bands, wove in some ends and they were done!  More Ravelry details here.they fit!

Again, the only thing I had to stress over was whether or not they would fit.

Are you doing a Christmas gift round up yet? I want to see what everyone else made 😀

FO Friday: Knucks for a Fly Fisher

Welcome to FO Friday!  Want to see more FOs and maybe share your own?  Tami’s blog has all the details!

These knucks have been a project, that’s for sure.  I’ve blogged about them here, here and even here (they went on that trip with me, after which they became MIA for some time).

Now to catch some fish

I will be shipping them off to the customer this week and my biggest worry at the moment is that they fit.  He has rather large man-hands and I believe my gauge may have lied to me some, the knucks aren’t quite as big as I had hoped for.

WIP Wednesday: Slow Progress

Welcome to WIP Wednesday!  Want to share your own project?  Skip on over to Tami’s blog to join the fun 🙂

This week I’m really just sharing more of the progress from last week, not very much mind you.  I was out of town and have been very busy with classes lately, but I did have some knitting time in the car and a bit in class the other day.

a little time goes a long way

I like the way the colors are coming together although the pooling seems to be getting a bit big for me, but its not a deal-breaker.  My main concern is that these gloves be large enough.  I’m kind of worried that they’ll be too small and I really hope that’s not the case, but I’m going to keep plugging through and hope for the best 😀

A Quick WIP

Ok, so this will be a quick post as I must get back to a paper I’m writing for one of my Psychology classes.

I’ve only got one leetle WIP right now:

everything is leetle: leetle needles, leetle yarn, leetle progress

see? I told you it was leetle.  This guy and what’s left of the skein will become a pair of knucks for a fly fishing friend of mine.  The colors were chosen to represent his favorite kind of trout and I do hope he likes it 🙂

See more WIPs over on Tami’s blog!

WIP Wednesday: Knick Knack Knucks

Welcome back for another WIP Wednesday!  Want to join in?  Head on over to Tami’s blog to share your own projects.

This week, I’m in the middle of making myself a pair of Knucks, following my  currently-being-test-knit pattern.  The first set I made went to a friend for Christmas and my hands are just so cold and I had enough of the yarn left over to make some for myself.

Comin' along, slowly but surely

I really hope to have this pattern released in the next few weeks, just as soon as I find the time to make the edits that were suggested by one of my fabulous test knitters, MrsMouse.

What are you knitting this week?

All Grown Up

Remember this little guy I found a while back?

He's just a wittle guy

Well he’s all grown up now and even has a twin sister! They’ve been adopted into a loving home (by way of a Christmas gifting) and now the pattern for the pair is being written up and will need some test knitters.

now he's all growed up!

There are two sizes, S/M and L/XL, the small only takes one skein of Patons  Kroy Socks FX (166 yds), the larger size shouldn’t require much more (but that’s what the test knitting is for, to find out!).

and he's versatile!

To find out more or if you’re interested, let me know in the Ravelry Group!