Sunday, November 18, 2012

Year of Projects: Helgi's Mitts 03

Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings

Today's the last day of my vacation :( I've done lots over the last seven days but, as usual, my to-do list was longer than I could manage. I had hoped to have Helgi's Mittens done today but I've come up a bit short. I considered delaying this post to finish the top shaping and start a thumb but that seemed a little silly.

I am sure that I will finish the mitts today and then get restarted on Merike's Gloves. After finishing the third of my dishcloth cotton shelf-liners last night, I'm feeling pretty motivated to finish things up. The fact that Christmas is just over a month away is another big motivator. The presents for family in Europe are done - I'll post them this week. The presents for family in Ottawa are also done - I dropped them off last week. Next up? Presents for family in New Brunswick. Looks like the next couple of weeks better be spent on secret Christmas knitting!

How about you? Are you feeling under pressure too?


Anonymous said...

I don't do Christmas knitter per se. I knit. If it strikes me to give it as a gift, I do, but not necessarily on a holiday or birthday. I give it when it is done.

We don't really celebrate Christmas in a big way in our family.

Your mittens are beautiful. I just love that pattern.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I am definitely starting to feel the pressure. I've gotten to the armpits on Dad's sweater. It's bottom up, so I should be starting a sleeve - but I'm debating... whip off a few quick projects on the list, or keep motoring on the sweater?

The mitts are looking fantastic!

Renee Anne said...

Seriously, you seem to crank out multi-color FOs like crazy and I have a bit of jealousy going on. It takes me forever to do anything :(

Sam I Am...... said...

I didn't plan on Christmas knitting but now I want to do some dishcloths and maybe a few hats...nothing like last minute but we'll see.
I love your mittens....gorgeous colors in them and beautiful work.
I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE the shelf liner pattern...gorgeous and so useful! I'd never see that before...thanks!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Loving the mitts, the colours are gorgeous and well done on getting so much Christmas work done ! Hope you enjoyed your holidays.

Sandy said...

Thank you for the visit and nice comments, sure appreciate it. If only I could sit beside you and learn to make socks and mittens, and some of your more intricate color works........dreaming.

Unknown said...

The colors came together nicely with the pattern peaking through..

It is an interesting combination..the colors seem to melt together.

Mona said...

The mittens are coming along beautifully.

As for the pressure, I refuse to be under pressure for my knitting. Things will get done when they get done. I've stopped promising friends and family that I will make them anything unless I have decided that I want to make them something. I also tell them that I don't know when it will be finished.

Stefanie said...

I certainly do feel under pressure and I'm even making a quarter of what you've done!
The mitts look beautiful. You are such a talented, color knitter.

Emma (GirlAnachronismE) said...

I love those mittens, the pattern is gorgeous and the colours look really interesting together, not too bright but very eye catching

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

The colors are AWESOME!!!! I'm completely in love.

I'm pretty much done with my holiday crafting. I think I will make two more things, but I'm not feeling rushed because those are maybe gifts.

kate said...

Those mittens are divine. They make me think of Heidi. No real pressure here - I'm not doing any substantial Christmas knitting this year as there are so many things that I want to do for me.