Old standby

Ya know those patterns you always turn to when you need something that you know will turn out right the first time and can be done quickly? For me that is the fingerless gloves pattern in the book One Skein Wonders. I’ve had great luck with this pattern- with many different yarns it has always turned out great. 

This time I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and size 6 needles. Instead of ribbing up to the thumb gusset, I did ribbing and then stockinette.

I’m very pleased with the results, and I hope the recipient will be as well.

The Eleventh Doctor

Today the Wee Boy asked if he could dress like the Eleventh Doctor, and I happily took on the challenge. He happens to have good enough pants, a shirt, and a bow tie, but I had to come up with suspenders. I finally came across an old goody bag that I cut the straps off of, and sewed them onto a D-Ring and some binder clips.  For the back of the suspenders I used a length of red ribbon I had. And voila, add a sonic screwdriver and the Doctor was happy! 

He went to a party at his preschool and his fancy look was much admired. He confessed to a few people that he was the Doctor (no licensed characters allowed, but I figured that since school isn’t in session it would be ok).

I wore my tardis skirt in solidarity, but didn’t take a photo. 😜😁😊


I’m almost halfway through plying these lovely singles.

Have I mentioned that the Wee Boy is obsessed with The Hobbit? He’s been dressing like Bilbo Baggins lately, and I love it!