January 2020, Whatcha' Knitting?

2020, ready or not, a whole new year ahead of us. Tell us what you plan to knit or crochet in the coming days or let us have a peek at you latest knit or crochet project.

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A very happy New Year to us all!

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Yesterday in the evening, while waiting for the new year I begun on another pair of socks. Now I have to decide upon what kind of heel I will use this time.

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Mittens! Lots of mittens!

Currently finishing up some fingerless ones I made for my sister as a (late) Xmas present (we actually celebrate 12 days of Xmas so it won’t be as bad as you might think but they still won’t make it by day 12 since I’ll have to mail them). :slight_smile: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, 3.25mm dpns (which for me is giving just a tad over 6 sts per inch).

I designed them to match the headband I made her. The yarn is actually a bit redder than it looks on my screen–more of a heathered wine red with a bit of brown.

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Hi, I’m finishing up a blanket for a late Christmas gift (I was VERY sick in bed with the flu for at least 2 weeks early Dec. So I got behind :weary::weary:). I’m almost done will post a picture when its complete. I also have 2 other blankets to make, 1 for our camp & 1 for the house. Then next are 2 throw rugs for our camp & a bath mat for the house. Busy, Busy, Busy

So many nice projects.
Engblom, the socks are going to be beautiful in the lovely yarn.
Knitster, cozy mitts which will be appreciated whenever.
Campinggirl, sorry to hear about the flu at one of the worst possible times. You are busy.

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I just finished the mitts earlier today. So for the full effect here they are with my wife as the hand model:

If I were to make them again I might do a couple things a little differently but they’ll still be super warm and functional and will be appreciated…

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Just finished my first real stranded knitting project, Hidden River Hat by image image Meghan Kelly, free on Ravelry. I just started a baby hat using the same yarn, Malabrigo Rios: Purl Soho’s Tiny Stripes Hat pattern, also free.

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Hubby’s sweater is finally finished. My first attempt at a shawl collar. I don’t think it’s turned out too badly.

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A late reply, but proud of my first man’s sweater.
I started it on December 20 and finished on January 7.
I like how the neck looks and the union of the parts.

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That is a great looking sweater. It so well knit and fits perfectly. Well done!

I have not had chance to knit much so I did not finish the socks I begun on New Years Eve until now. But today I finished them and here they are straight off the needles. This time I decided to do a heel flap sock with a wedge heel. I use 1/3 of the stitches for instep and 2/3 for heel. Like this wrinkles on the instep side is avoided when keeping the foot at 90°.

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I have an old Soviet circular slide rule from the 60’s called KL-1. I decided to make a protecting pouch for it so it does not get scratched in the pen case.
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Oh, wow! I’ve never seen a circular slide rule before. Have you operated it?
The case is a cheery counterpoint. Very nicely done.

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Yes, I am able to use it and I have done some calculations using it. If I ever end up teaching about logarithms in high school I will take it with me to show how “calculators” where made in the past. Slide rule make use of the fact that log(x) + log(y) = log(x*y), so you can do multiplication among other things with logarithmic scales.

This one allows even more complicated multiplications like PI * sqrt(5) and also trigonometric functions and many other things.

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Somehow missed the socks, engblom and they are not to be missed. Mmm-mmm, lovely work, as usual.
What is the yarn that you used?

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Thank you! I used Novita 7 Brothers Korpi (https://www.novitaknits.com/en/en/yarns/novita-7-veljesta-korpi-7-brothers-korpi-aran).

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