Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Project Done!


 You all may remember a while back I went to Navasota to the WC Mercantile and got myself stocked up on wool . I thought this merino and silk was beautiful and could not wait to spin it !
I was right, it was wonderful to spin! I think it turned out to be a lovely yarn!

I decided to make some hand warmers from this pattern, which seems to be quiet popular  because I have seen it on several other blogs. Please ignore the terrible looking farm woman fingernails! I used a bigger needle size to accommodate my more"chunky " yarn and had shorten the amount of rows for the hand and thumb area which was no big deal. I am no perfectionist and have no problem adjusting what I have to make what I want,lol!
It just so happens I have enough yarn to make a cowl to go with these which I think will go great this fall with a  denim  jacket! It is still hot as heck here but hot weather is the time to be making your cool weather stuff.   I usually always have something on my wheel and a knitting project and at least 1 or 2 sewing projects going at once!  Yes, it takes longer to finish them but that seems to be the way I operate when it comes to projects!
We are suppose to cool off this weekend and by cooling I mean the 90's instead of the 100's! AND a possibility of rain ! It is almost too much for me to hope for...sigh.

So anyone else making winter goodies?

20 comments:

Chris said...

Those hand warmers look FAB, Melodie.

How are you at knitting socks? (hint, hint)

TexWisGirl said...

those are neat! i'm allergic to wool, though...

the wild magnolia said...

Wow. I mean really, this is so special, you are reaching back in time!

The yarn and hand warmers are spectacular! I so love the colors.

Good job girlfriend, good job!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Melodie, you need to sell these. I would buy a pair, seriously.

Jill said...

The yarn is gorgeous and I love the hand warmers! Wonderful job!

Pricilla said...

The yarn is so pretty. Good for you!
I hope you do get some rain

Melodie said...

Thanks everyone! Someday I want to have an Etsy shop and sell all kinds of stuff but right now I just have too much going on to have time to get it done!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It is beautiful yarn! How cool that you took the project from the very beginning like that through to the end!

Sharon said...

That is really beautiful yarn that you made! The hand warmers are really neat!

Marilyn said...

OMG! That yarn is beautiful and I love the hand warmers! We have made a few pair of those this summer, a great quick project : )
If you open an Etsy shop I would be one of your first customers!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the colors and know they'll be needed before you and I know it!!

Jim said...

I agree with Kim on that one!
At first Melodie I thought you were doing something with human hair! It looked like the 'ringlets' my younger sister had as a child.

You got me thinking about knitting....I am a seasonal knitter....fall and winter. I have a couple of projects that need to be finished! Thanks for the kick!

Teresa said...

Those look wonderful! I am amazed that you made them from wool to yarn to finished project. My only winter projects are canning projects.

Texan said...

ewwwwwww your yarn turned out so wonderful!!! It so pretty! You did a great job. I know how wonderful your hand warmers are first hand!!! So great I even slept in mine a couple times last winter :o)...

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Wow, Melodie! That's serious commitment to the craft! Gorgeous work. I'm also allergic to wool or I'd be in the line to buy from you. : )

wayside wanderer said...

Okay, you are the master. I am but spittle on the sidewalk. I am totally and thoroughly impressed.

Lin said...

I'm not making anything currently, but I am getting ready to wear my snappy hat and mitts that my pally, Merry, made for me this summer. It got chilly here today (60's!!) and so I can feel the need for that hat is coming soon! :)

LOVE the yarn!

Leontien said...

they look great and i LOVE hand warmers! usually because i always have cold hands (and cold feet for that matter...) and the color is beautiful too! Thank you for your sweet comment i'm catching up on Thursdays comments ;-))
Leontien

Jennifer said...

Those are just beautiful! You really should set up an Etsy shop for stuff like this. I bet you would do well with it!

DebH said...

I want a pair of those and will buy a pair of those and you better be selling a pair of those!! I love the look the idea and most of all the handmadeness of them...you are an artist!