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Dec 11, 2013

WIP | More Last-Minute Knits

Like many of you, I've been busily knitting in the background and have accomplished more than I can share right now. So, we'll just have to focus on what is suitable for pre-holiday public consumption, right?

First, I've been finishing up another pair of Last-Minute Mitts. To accomplish this, I've been using this handy little tool.


Yep, that's exactly what it looks like, the tube from a roll of toilet paper. Here's how two of them look in action.


And here's the result.


In other news, I may have accidentally cast on for a Last-Minute Cowl to go with the Last-Minute Mitts.


For those of you who've asked about the pattern for the Last-Minute Mitts, it's in the final stages and I'm tweaking it for clarity. If you're looking for a quick knit for a last-minute gift, stop back Friday. 

Have a lovely day, one and all.


Don't forget: It's WIP Wednesday once again, so check out the lovely people and their lovely work at Frontier DreamsSmall Things and Tami's Amis. 

18 comments:

  1. I am seriously intrigued about why/how you used that toilet paper roll... The mitts look great. I have 2 pair that I wear at work while I'm on the computer but have been thinking about knitting another pair. I have to have ones that match my outfit. LOL.

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    1. Ditto: My office tends to be cold, so I wear mitts every day to keep my hands from freezing. And I, too, like to coordinate them with what I'm wearing. Aren't we funny?!

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  2. I made a couple of pairs of mitts like these they are a great quick knit and look good!

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    1. Yep, it's hard to beat that combo: fast, fun, easy and good looking!

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  3. Love. Those. Mitts. I'll be back Friday for the pattern. Thank you!

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  4. love the colorway of the yarn you are using. and the cowl and mitts look amazing

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    1. Thank you! The yarn is Pacific from Morehouse Farms. Very soft to knit and it softens even more with blocking.

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  5. Oh, what a pretty color! I love your handy tool! ;-) I will back to look for the pattern.

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    1. it's amazing how useful this little device has turned out to be. I'll see you Friday.

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  6. how very lovely! the colour and the style of them; very becoming!

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  7. I love your mitts! Ands a great idea, to use the toilet paper rolls to help out with the seeming, clever! Great color by the way :)

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    1. Glad you like the mitts. (Seaming isn't my greatest strength, so I need all the help I can get!)

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  8. haha what a clever idea! I love the yarn you've used, gorgeous colour

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  9. I love the mitts, can't wait for the pattern. The cowl looks good too.

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    1. Thanks, Cathie, I'll look forward to seeing you Friday.

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