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Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Knitting January 31, 2011

Posted by J. in Sticks and String.

I have been doing some knitting.  There was a time I thought this would be a knitting blog.  Somehow, I digressed. 

But, in order that I might not be known as Poops–She Knits Penis Mittens, I have knit other, non-phallic things as well.

I still love to knit baby sweaters and I knit a few of them.  You know anyone having a baby?  You need a sweater?  Call me, we’ll talk, no big whoop.

The white ones are made from Caron Simply Soft and the brown one with the wee teddy bear buttons is from Berocco Comfort DK, and the green and white one is Lion Brand Wool Ease.  Simple, top down raglans with a spot of fun fur here, some whimsical buttons there.  Whatevs, man.

A couple of ubiquitous fruit hats.  One pumpkin, one strawberry.  Why?  Why not?

Mittens, mittens, hats and mittens.  The red and green and pink set modeled by the cute-as-a-button Emmy Bo on a very cold and snowy day is already in the shop.  The purple and green set have a hat too, but that’s still on the needles.  I’ll have to get back to you on that.

I also made a couple pair of mittens for gifts, and since I don’t know if the recipient is reading this, I shall say no more about it.

“But you haven’t said anything.”

And that’s all I’m saying…

I wish I could wax philosophical about why I chose these yarns, how the patterns spoke to me or whatever, but the truth of the matter is this is just how I knit.  One day I plop myself down in the chair, grab a ball or two of yarn and say, I think I’ll make some mittens.  And mittens happen.  I really don’t think about it much.  I sometimes get inspiration from outside sources (like the penis mittens), and once in awhile I see a pattern that screams to be knit, but more often than not I get a picture in my head and I just  make what’s there.   Long story short, it keeps my hands busy.

It’s why I could never write a knitting book.  *yawn*



1. Batty - February 1, 2011

There are worse names than She Who Knits Penis Mittens!

Love your other knits too, though. All your kids’ stuff is awesome, not just your mittens — although your fame for them is quite justified.

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