Remember Loopy Academy? If you’re a knitter, you’re probably familiar with it and if you’re not a knitter, you probably don’t care . . simple as that! 🙂
This is the post where I first listed the projects Nicole and I were going to do and this is the post when we finished our first projects, the hats.
If we finished our hats the end of September, you would think the mittens and cowl would have been finished by the end of October, right? Nicole’s was and her photos were submitted to The Loopy Ewe. She’s all set for semester 2. Not quite how it happened on my end.
For the cowl, I did Father Time and had it finished several weeks ago. I never took a picture and posted it though. I have to say that while this is pretty enough, it was the most boring pattern I have ever made. Every time I put it down and picked it doesn’t careup again, I somehow made a mistake, despite it being the easiest pattern in the world! Nicole and I both started Father Time when I was there in September and after about 2 hours, she said NO! I’m ripping back and finding something else to make. I wish I had done the same thing. I’m glad to have this thing finished!
The mittens . . I thought both were finished except the thumbs but I was wrong. This morning, I woke up at 5:29 a.m. and the first thing I thought about was . . the minute the first drop of freezing rain hits, we’re going to lose internet and not only are my photos not submitted and my mittens weren’t finished, but today is the deadline!
For the photo of the cowl, I needed to wait til daylight to get a decent picture but I got up, grabbed the mittens and . . what? One of the mittens wasn’t even halfway finished and the other one did, in fact, still need the thumb done. It had been at least a month since I had touched the mittens and when I picked them up . . my first thought was . . these are HUGE. I told Vince I must have been making them for the Jolly Green Giant. He said “Maybe they’ll fit me!” I said . . will you wear mint green mittens? Sure .. he doesn’t care . . so now they’re finished, the photos are submitted to The Loopy Ewe and Vince has a new pair of mint green mittens.
Just to show you how much too big they are . . here’s my hand over them.
What was I thinking?