It came to me out of the blue

Thanks to WIPs Wrestlemania 2009 on Ravelry, a month-long celebration of getting your knitting from in-progress to completed, I’m smacking down items that have been lying around in various states of unfinishedness for some months. To wit:

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Pattern: Simple Ribbed Handwarmers by Debbie Haymark (Rav link)
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Regenwald (75% wool, 25% nylon), Kasimir colorway (a gift from Libby)
Needles: U.S. 1 1/2 nickel Options 40″ fixed circulars (two-at-a-time magic loop)

I’ve been knitting away on these sock yarn mitts since April 26, every time I needed a take-along project. If you’ve been wondering what fingering-weight yarn would make a simple silhouette into something special, consider jacquard self-patterning!

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Pattern: Baby Genius Burp Cloth by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Peaches & Creme and Sugar ‘n Cream (100% cotton), various colorways
Needles: U.S. 8 aluminum straights

These were my movie class knitting for most of the semester. The green and yellow one on top has already gone to Alli, in partial compensation for all the nifty earrings she’s made for me over the years.

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Pattern: Loosely based on Everlasting Bagstopper by Amy R. Singer
Yarn: Recycled t-shirts
Needles: U.S. 15 Harmony wood circular for garter-stitch base; U.S. 17 for mesh body.

A test swatch turned into the rectangular base of this bag. Each stripe is two rows high. A few rows of garter stitch at the top and two garter-stitch handles, and the tarn that Cady Gray and I started making earlier this summer has finally turned into something wonderful.

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I filled it with Beanie Babies for this photo shoot. But you know what’s in it right now? More t-shirts, cut into strips and rolled into balls. I can’t wait to find out what they turn into next.

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