These are made from Songbird Yarn & Fibres's sock weight European Bee-eater yarn, such fun to work with. I used my old favorite mitten pattern, The World's Simplest Mitten Pattern (Tin Can Knits). But I'd never made it in fingering weight yarn before and the size 0 dpns made me feel like a giant while working the cuffs :)
I finally managed to make mittens where I didn't have to sew up gaps at the thumb while finishing. Terribly pleased about that. I found this resource helpful.
When a dear and crafty friend offered to send us each a skein of yarn from Songbird Yarn and Fibres, our youngest child's choice was Northern Parula, to be knitted up into a buddy. After some deliberation, they chose the two buddies in Rebecca Danger's Daphne and Delilah pattern. (Which I actually bought and followed pretty closely: a novel experience for me, as I'm used to making up my own little creatures.)
They are delightful. And from a process perspective, it was such fun to see how the yarn's colors striped and pooled differently when worked at a variety of circumferences.
Pretty much straight-up Victoria Anne Baker's Treads pattern, except I needed to use one size smaller DPNs and leave out a few rows in the second panel of linen ridge. I love the lateral braid technique, a new one for me.
Our basement is a chilly place to sit and type; it's also my partner's new full-time office during the social isolation we're lucky to be able to practice while COVID-19 threatens our communities. (Happy our income still exists; profoundly grateful to the people risking their own health to do vital jobs while we lay low here trying not to be disease vectors.) His hands are especially cold -- so I designed these to fit him and provide some warmth without getting in the way of typing or of long sleeves.
Also to show off some neat slip-stitch colorwork. Yarns: a nice soft something or other from a friend's stash, plus some of the Berroco Ultra Wool left over from my mittens.
I designed these mittens with a honeycomb slip-stitch pattern for general prettiness and with a hidden opening for my right index finger so that I can to check text messages or take a picture with the rest of my hand still warm. The opening has a flap inside to avoid gapping. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out!
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Wool in Black Pepper and Cascade 220 in ... well ... blue of some kind.
This is a fun little hat of my own design, though it uses the decreases and crown from Kristin Briney's Fairy Lights pattern. When worn, it looks like a regular beanie from the front but whimsically elven from the side.
Shoutout to my friend Janet for the passing-along of this sweet worsted weight yarn of unknown brand/color.