Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

Christmas MorningHere are some photos of the hand warmers (and one pair of slippers) I knit for Christmas presents and some of their recipients. My family on Christmas morning; they seemed to be pretty appreciative of the extra warmth. Could it be because it actually snowed on Christmas day in Portland, Oregon this year? The slippers, lower left, were for my Mom who got hand warmers last January for her birthday. And if you look at the lower right corner you will see… yes, a pair still on the needles. My poor hubby, it seems he always gets his projects in-work. I’m happy to report, I had them finished before the day was over 🙂

Here are some details. The fuzzy bunch… Its amazing to me how fast it is to knit with one strand of worsted weight wool and one strand of novelty yarn on a pair of size 9 needles! Since I usually knit with sock weight yarn on size 1’s or size 0’s, that’s quite a difference. These were all done in 2×2 rib with thumb shaping like a glove but I did not pick up and knit farther up the thumb. Make sense? Sorry, I didn’t have a pattern.

Blue/Black Hand WarmersLeft: Black fuzzy yarn (brand?) with some blue iridescent beads spun into it, combined with one strand of Heirloom’s Easycare 8 (DK weight) in denim blue. I made two pair of these, one for my daughter and one for my older niece.

Notice I discovered a new trick – One of my options when I post a photo is “FILE”, if I check this, you can click on the photo and it will take you to a larger version of that picture (assuming I have one). If the photo has a border it means you can see a larger picture. Cool beans, huh? Yes, I’m much better at color than computers, sigh….

Merlot Hand Warmers

Right: The same as above but in a cool Merlot, isn’t that just a great color name? Again, I made two pair, one for my younger niece and one for the gift exchange at work.

Beige Fur Hand WarmersLeft: These were a bit fuzzier, one strand of gray Cascade 220 SW and one strand of SWTC’s Fur Real in Silver Fox. They are sooooooo soft and machine washable, I made four pair of these and I kept one for me!

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Lots of Knitting!Right: There are more (pictured right about mid December), but I’ll have to show you them on another day. It’s snowing here again, I’m off to put on something warm!

Stuff I’m doing besides art (but still creative – I keep telling myself);

Painting the hall way; mint green with olive trim.

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Deb H

Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

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