Wrist warmers in summer

black wrist warmers

Today I have a little WiP Post for you again. At the moment I’m knitting some wrist warmers in Novena, a really warm and soft wool/alpaca/nylon blend. Luckily so far this summer has been only hot for a few days at a time and then goes back to rainy spring weather – so they are coming along rather fast despite the season. I have almost finished the first one already. The pattern is “Fitted Mitts” by Nina Hyland. It’s a free download on ravelry. I followed the pattern mostly as it is. I just adjusted the stitches to my gauge and measurements and added purl columns to the thumb as well. These wrist warmers are for the granny of a good friend. This made another friend remark about remembering a not so distant time when it was the other way around. We are all growing older. It seems to be the time roles are switching…

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My new blouse is going along pretty well, too. The collar is finally attached and I stitched the button bands last night. As I overlooked that a bias tape was needed for the collar when I cut the fabric and just dyed the cut pieces I didn’t have any matching bias tape for the collar. The original white fabric wasn’t my first choice for a collar facing so I looked through my stash. I found a remnant of a red dotted bias tape that was just long enough and did the trick. I really like the look of it! (You can catch it peaking out in the picture below.) (If you are a long-time reader you might recognize my wardrobe is darker than usually – I actually didn’t tinker with the colours, but finally refinished it!!!)

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