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The pointy sticks are working overtime, the 'scraps' of yarn in the stash are dwindling and the mittens are just flying off the needles. Yay!
A call went out from some local shelters that mittens were needed. So far, seven hats (a handspun yarn refused to be mittens), one scarf (missed when I donated scarves several monthes ago) and seven pairs of mittens are done and waiting. When finished, there will be a total of 13 pairs of mittens. And less yarn in the house. Once the scraps and leftovers are used up, why then quilting and sewing can resume.
Let's see, at one mitten an evening, by the end of the month there should be 6 more pairs of mittens. However, I am knitting the mittens two at a time on two longer circular needles and it takes me two evenings to get a pair finished. Since I am using up bits and bobs of yarn, I need to control the placement of the same yarn on each mitten so they match up and this is the technique that works for me. An upcoming meeting of the Finishing Club this Friday will give me 4 hours of knitting and woman time.
I'll be much closer to my goal of simplification at the end of the month. So, how are you?