Rocking the Week #3 I have some finished objects!!

This was such a fun week. I think that I’m just going to throw up some pictures of the main events because, well, don’t you just want to see what I’m making? Of course you do! Here we go. Hang onto your knitting needles and crochet hooks because I am moving fast!!

My Vanilla Dragon socks are done! These are knit from the toe up with an after-thought heel. The pattern is Vanilla Socks, and the yarn is MJ Yarns Simple Sock in the colorway Purple Dragon. Ravelry notes here. This is a free pattern guys!
That Purple Dragon is fun stuff! I started a pair of Snowfling Mitts using the worsted-weight version of the MJ yarn with some black Malabrigo Rios. Hey, it is good practice before I knit these mittens out of my homespun yarn.
I have finished weaving my first dish towel and started on a plaid version. . This towel is going to my cousin Ruth Ann. I need to have all the weaving done and off the loom by Easter so I can deliver her towels to her. 
Fingerless mitts
My scleroderma support group meets tomorrow so I also got some more mitts finished to give away.
On Wednesday I found the yarns that I needed to put together the kit to knit Exploration Station by Stephen West. The two yarns that aren’t wound yet (the newly found ones) are lace weight. I plan to just knit them double. How about that for a yarn hack!
Dog Hair
While I was at the yarn store one of my friends gave me a bag of Golden Retriever hair to spin for her. Hmmm… doggie yumminess. I’m going to try to convince her to blend the dog down with some soft wool to give the yarn a little bounce. This will be fun. Really.
and look what appeared while I was knitting the Purple Dragon socks! I guess spring is on the way.
OK, I know that this is a little over the top, but I was so anxious to see how this yarn would work up I cast on last night and started the Dream Club slippers. Fun! They are really cushy because of the Eye of Partridge stitch.

That’s it! That was the week. I also got some beads in the mail to make stitch markers, but you don’t really want to see an envelope from China, do you? I’ll just save that piece of cuteness for the post about those stitch markers. I also had a surge of energy/empowerment that led me to drive two hours in the middle of the week to a hospital up north so that I could get my medical records from all the lung and heart testing I’ve gone through the last two years. I sent an email to one of my doctors that set off a series of phone calls and now some new tests are ordered and I have a referral to a pulmonary specialist. As soon as I go to the clinic this afternoon I can pick up a shiny new inhaler to help me breath.  Empowerment is a good thing!

Have a great week everyone. If you find yourself knitting at midnight, think of me.



Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

12 thoughts on “Rocking the Week #3 I have some finished objects!!”

  1. Love all of your FOs! You have certainly been busy! I am enjoying the photos of your weaving. It is something I would learn to do. Thinking about buying a hand loom. Any advice on how to get started?

    1. I was already spinning yarn when I decided to check out weaving. I took a weaving class at a store not far from my home that went over several weeks. I was able to rent a table loom from them during the class, which was really nice as it let me see if I liked it before I bought something. I also made friends in the class and got a lot of inspiration from the other’s projects. I think that classes are also offered at places like yarn festivals, community schools, etc. Another idea is to check to see if there is a weaving guild in your area. I bought my first loom (a used one for 20 dollars) at a weekend sale they had. They also offer workshops.

      The problem is, you can never have just one loom. I now have three along with the spinning wheel. 🙂

  2. Beautiful work! I’m wanting to run out and buy tons of yarn for a sweater now…I’d better hold off and stick to socks for the time being;-). I love the color of those slippers, I may have to get me some and make myself a pair. Thanks for sharing! I’m glad you are having a good week of progress!

    1. Well, my motto is “you can never have too much yarn” but the slippers would be just one skein so they are more reasonable than a sweater. That yarn was a Dream Club kit. It has some cashmere in it and is just yummy!

  3. You have been busy! I love your weaving and that purple dragon is beautiful. I’d like to see your envelope from China as I’m waiting on one of those too 🙂

    1. It looks busier than it was. Several of the projects were really close to being done. I’ve been remembering to take some downtime everyday. I got two books read last week, too. I’m feeling better on the new med (Myfortic) and haven’t been needing naps. Yea!!

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