Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hi all!

I have a few things to share with you today!

First up – I have a newly released pattern to share with you – my May Day Flower Socks are now available as a pdf download.  These were published last year in Cast On magazine, and now it’s available individually.  I really enjoyed designing these socks – I hope you enjoy knitting them!

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Second – I’m happy to report that I will be an instructor at the TKGA conference this year!  The conference will be held in Charleston, SC –  July 13-16.  I’ll be helping out on Master’s Day on Wednesday, and teaching several classes throughout the conference as well.  I’m very excited!  I hope to see you there!  Stay tuned here for more details – registration should open up early March.

Also – registration is still going strong for the Carolina Fiber Frolic!  And there is still space in my classes at the retreat!  It should be a whole lot of fun!  March 18-20 in Sapphire, NC.  I can’t wait!!

I’ve still been super busy lately.   I finished all my deadline knitting for designs that will come out in the summer, but now I’m busy prepping all my classes for March and July!  I did go ahead and submit ideas to a couple of design calls, and I should find out about those soon.

Finally – I have some actual knitting I can share with you today – how wonderful is that?  It’s been pretty cold here lately, and I have a favorite pair of mittens that I made several years ago.  I wear them a lot when it’s cold enough.  BUT, the cuffs have always bothered me – they are not fitted and cold air sneaks up the cuffs, which is no fun.  So, I decided to fix it.  Luckily I still have some of the cream-colored yarn I used to knit the mittens with.

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I picked up stitches on the inside at the base of the cuff, and knit a couple of rounds plain, then did a couple of decrease rounds.  (Plus I’m using smaller needles than I used to knit the body of the mittens).  Then I worked 1×1 rib for about an inch or so.  Voila!  Fitted cuffs that will keep out the chill!  Looks maybe a bit funny with the original cuff still there, but I don’t care.  I could have cut the original cuff out, but I’m going to leave it as it is.

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I also could have simply picked up stitches from the cast on edge, but I didn’t really want to do that either – I wanted the fitted cuff higher up than it would have been that way.

So – repairs made, I am now ready for the ice and sleet we’re supposed to get overnight here!

 

 

 

So, that’s it from me today!  I hope you have a lovely day, however you celebrate – or not.  My husband and I don’t really do much on Valentine’s day – I could say something cheesy like ‘we celebrate our love every day’, but I’ll refrain. 😉  Really though, we try to do something special on our ‘first date’ anniversary instead – which falls later in the year.  Cheaper cards and flowers and candies that way. 😉

Happy Knitting!!

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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