This is a lovely solid colour afghan … and that square is fab! Found at the French Blog, Two Sisters One Mess, you can use Google Translate to figure out the free pattern —- it’s pretty good with only a few words here and there that you might need to decipher.
I finished my Pieces of Eight Mitts! Looking through some of the diagrams and pictures made it seem a bit daunting at first, but the pattern is very well-written and methodical. I like how the designer warns that anyone who attempts these mitts should be comfortable with the idea of “smoothing out” uneven stitch counts. I know I certainly had to do that a couple times!
I used Patons Kroy Socks in Singin’ the Blues Stripes, which is almost as good as the Starry Night colours I envisioned when I first saw this pattern. I love the alternating blue and grey stripes, and I’m super happy that I was able to start each mitt in about the same spot in the stripe pattern.
Mods: twisted ribbing for the thumbs, slwyif for a clean top edge, added some short rows to the hand to make the fit better for my teeny wrists, flipped the second mitt inside out twice so I could do regular twisted ribbing on both thumbs.
All in all these were quicker than I thought, and just as entertaining as I expected. Thanks for looking!
"Toothless" Stained Glass by wistfulfancy
Oh my goodness — check out these little guys! Little Muggles shares a free tutorial pattern via the link, just so you can make a little Amigurumi Owl of your very own …
The auctions for all of these hats end today and I won’t be relisting for a while so I can work on some new stuff ( ´ ▽ ` )b