Thursday, January 12, 2017

12 Months of Mittens

While working on my New Years goals and resolutions I wanted to come up with something knitting related which could be both interactive and that I could use to help others. After thinking about it I came up with 12 months of mittens! I have chosen 12 adorable patterns some are free patterns and some are paid (noted with links to each). 

With the 12 mittens of the month I would like to make several pairs of classic mittens in various sizes to donate in December. Here is the classic mitten pattern I have used many times and love!

  1. Snowflake Mittens - in 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops - Book Only
  2. Heart Mittens - Free
  3. Eugenia's Mittens - by Mollie Woodworth - Free
  4. Windmill & Flower Mittens - in 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops - Book Only
  5. Zebra Mittens - by Esther Hartley - Paid Pattern
  6. Mittens with Leaves - Rahymah - Free
  7. Flutter Mittens - by Jenise Hope - Paid book or single pattern
  8. Fair Isle Mittens - Sandi Rosner for Crystal Palace Yarns -  Free
  9. Fox Mittens - Laura Poikolainen - Free
  10. Queen Owl Mittens - Barbara Giguere and Sandi Marshall - Free
  11. Mittens #512 - Nell Armstrong - Free
  12. Pine Mittens - Jenise Hope - Paid book or single pattern
It is a little difficult to find the 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops online right now. Check your local yarn stores! 

I will be getting most if not all of my yarn from my local yarn store! I you love your local (or closest) yarn store like I do support them! To find yarn stores close to me I use the Knitmap app (currently only on android 😢) but I have found stores by googling "yarn stores near me" with my GPS turned on. 

Please, please, please interact on these posts! I would love to hear how your projects are going! There may be a surprise in December if people interact on these posts! 

My January mitten post will be up tomorrow!

~ Katy

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 New Years Resolutions

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile I was very busy trying to finish Christmas gifts, didn't actually finish them but I got close. I will post more on that soon!

In the past I have been horrible at keeping New Years Resolutions, but I am going to try again anyway!

  1. Get Healthy
    I want this to be both physically and mentally. To accomplish the physical aspect I want to focus on drinking more water and working out more consistently. Mentally I want to focus on the good things happening around me. I also want to keep a detailed health journal to track everything in one place. 

  2. Organize Everything
    I feel like I never truly organized after my last move. I need to take the time and organize everything. My computer also needs to be reorganized. 

  3. Read More
    Now that I don't have class material to read I would like to read more books. I have a list started on Goodreads, now I just need to put my Kindle to use. 

  4. 12 Months of Mittens
    I will discuss this project in a post soon! 12 Months...12 Different Mitten Patterns. 

  5. Continue Working Towards My Dreams
    The end of 2016 was pretty frustrating for me and I was thinking of changing my dreams completely. After going quote happy on Pinterest I was able to regroup and focus on what I really want to achieve.  
I will update on these soon! Some are planned to be more of a presents here than others!

Check back soon for an explanation of my blog title and Christmas gift reveal!

~ Katy