Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year...

I have to say I am ready!  I like New Year's.   It's like a new start, a clean slate so to speak.  After a busy Christmas I'm happy to settle back into my routine.  Decorations will come down this week, but not today.   Today I'm chilling with Phoebe and old movies, and of course some yarn!
She's lounging in the sun while I was taking pictures of these cute little fingerless gloves.  Look at those eyes!
Check em out!!!  I like them so much I have started another pair.  The pattern is a redheart freebie.  I don't normally care for crocheted gloves because they can feel too bulky, but I like these.  They actually look knit to me.
I used a sock yarn that I got in a yarn swap, so I don't know where it is from.  The green in it is stunning.

Another thing I have been wanting to make myself is a pair of warm socks to wear around the house to keep my feet warm.  I found crochet geeks tutorial on you tube and followed it, except for the cuff.  I did a ribbed cuff on my and worked it in the round.
You could easily rename these "feet warmers"!  They are so cozy and warm!
I  did use a bulky yarn, if I had gone with something finer I could easily wear these with shoes.  I'm so pleased with them!  And they are crochet!!!  How cool is that!

I'm off for now, going to work on my second pair of gloves.  I hope everyone had a great New Years!

Phoebe wishes you all a Happy New Year!


MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

Happy New Year to you & Phoebe! Love the gloves & the socks...keep warm!

Charlotte said...

Happy New Year! I will have to try making the gloves later. Thanks for writing such an enjoyable blog.
P.S. Love the beautiful dog!

CrochetBlogger said...

Love the gloves!!

melbatoast68 said...

Aren't you busy?! Loving them both. Are taking down Christmas and that always makes me a little sad. Hugs to Phoebe and I'll see you soon 😉

Stocki said...

Dawn thanks so much for these 2 links..they are JUST what I am looking for! I thought they were both knitted on first look too! Phoebe is a beautiful girl... my Freddie sends her a doggy hug! :)x

Julie said...

Love those socks, and the shawl in your previous post. Thanks for posting the link, I shall definitely investigate.
Happy New Year. Your little dog Phoebe is adorable.

Blaubaer said...

da hast du immer warme Füße !!!:)