Monday, October 18, 2010

Trigger Finger Mittens

I wanted to make Nathan a pair of mittens with a trigger finger for Afghanistan. I thought I had found a pattern online but when I sat down to make them the pattern called for bulky yarn and I had worsted weight. I took bits and pieces from several different patterns and found a tutorial on making gloves. I will compile all the bits into a pattern once I try knitting another pair (that won't be until December because going to college full-time severely limits my knitting time).

These knit up very quickly. I'm thinking I'll make a pair for my mom for Christmas so I can work out sizes. Nathan's are a little big for Rush (he wouldn't come outside and model them for me). I used Cascade 220 Superwash and it took just under 1 skein for the pair.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Summer Vacation

I'm back from summer vacation. I went to Boy Scout camp, & the SWWF.
My favorite part of the summer was unlimited rides at the fair, my favorite ride at the fair was the vortex.

 This is the 1001 Nights ride at the fair

At Boy Scout camp I got to shoot rifles, go canoeing, & hike, a lot. I'm looking forward to this school year. I can't wait for chess to start, this year I don't have to qualify to go to the state tournament. So that's my first blog post.

And this is the Vortex.