Monday, March 2, 2015

Now We Are One, and Some Mitts


Yesterday was my one-year blogiversary. It feels weird to think about, because even though I've accomplished several of the goals I set for myself when I started this blog, I am constantly surprised by how things are turning out. All in good ways, I promise. I've made wonderful blog friends, and it feels strange to think back to a year ago and how different I was. I wasn't really sure, going into this post, what I was going to say about this milestone, but I'm so glad I've reached it, and I'm looking forward to spending many more years in this space.

Anyway. I don't know if I'm coming down with something or just stressed (or even if I just haven't been drinking enough coffee), but I ended up sleeping a lot this weekend. Hopefully that's all out of my system now, though. Yesterday I made an amazingly delicious batch of snack mix that I'm really looking forward to munching on this week: Kind Healthy Grains Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut as the base, with dried cranberries, raw almonds, and golden raisins thrown in. 

On the knitting side of things, I got probably 3/4 of the way through the second part of Anemone's Top Sekrit project and then had to rip most of it out. I'd made a "design element" early on, and I thought I could keep it and be fine, but it ended up throwing off the proportions in a way that I just wasn't happy with. I managed to get caught up to where I was, and I'm on track to get it done tonight, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Slightly more productively, I made good progress on the green shawl, but it's at the stage where it still looks the same, even though I knit on it for at least three hours. I also got photos of these new mitts that I am completely in love with. The yarn's been in my stash for almost five years, so it was very gratifying to finally find the right pattern for it. I'm so pleased with how they came out, and they were very fun to knit.


Ravelry Page: Tauremorna
Pattern: Tauremorna Mitts, by Amora Designs
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi, "609 Fiddlehead" 
(this is one of the old skeins, so it was only 57g/215yds)

14 comments:

  1. Those look lovely! What a perfect colour for spring!

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    1. Thank you! I love the color, I can already tell these will get a lot of wear before it gets too warm out :)

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  2. That's a lovely mitt pattern - I have some yarn in my stash that I picked up in Ireland that has fingerless mitts written all over it. Happy blogiversary :)

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    1. Thanks! It really is a great pattern-I love twisted stitches.

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  3. congrats on your blogaversary!!! Love the mitts....just had to add them to my 'list'.....don't you adore being an enabler???

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    1. Haha, I'm always more than glad to help enable :)

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  4. happy blogiversary, Kat! love those mitts :)

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  5. Congratulations on your blogiversary, friend! Those mitts are so beautiful, and your photos show them off perfectly. Looking forward to many blogiversaries to come!

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    1. Thank you, friend! I'm looking forward to many more blogiversaries as well :)

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  6. congratulations on a year of blogging! and those mitts are absolutely beautiful. It's always great to celebrate a blogoversary with an FO. ;)

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    1. Thank you! It does feel pretty good :)

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  7. Happy Blogiversary! Love the mitts :)

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    1. Thank you, friend! These mitts might be my new favorites-I love this pattern so much :)

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