Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 5 February 2016

On my needles...

It’s been a pretty lazy day around here today. Not a whole lot in the energy department to spare. I had plans, big plans on getting a lot of sewing done today, but that didn’t happen. I did do a little bit of knitting, though. After doing that large Baby Love blanket, I wanted something fast and relatively easy. I decided that I need a new pair of mittens. I do have a lovely thick and warm pair, but they are large and loose, and difficult to drive with. So I started these Newfoundland Mitts last week. One mitt is completely finished. The second just needs the top decreases done and then the thumb knit in. This lovely little girl kept her Mama awake for large amounts of time last night. So she came down and kept me company for the afternoon while her Mama took a nap and I did some knitting. She’s one month old today. That sure went by fast. She’s why I didm’t get much sewing done. But I’d much rather spend the time with her.
This same baby girl got me a christmas present before she was even born, and knew enough to make it a gift certificate to a yarn shop..... she's so smart and talented already. (grin) I went out and used it last week and bought a selection of yarns to make a rectangular fringed wrap. It was packaged up in a kit at London Yarns The basic idea is to knit on large needles using plain garter stitch. Each row begins and ends with one yarn leaving a long end at each end that forms the fringe. No ends to tie off. I can use all those blues as often in the wrap as I want, spaced how I like. I think I’ll start this once the mitts are done. It looks like fun.  I’m linking up to Judy’s On the Needles, and then I think I’ll do some more knitting.


  1. Your mittens are beautiful! Are they difficult to make! I haven't made mittens before. Your blue yarns are going to be so much fun! And what a cutie patootie you have there! So precious.

  2. I've got that mitten pattern too - and I plan to knit them some day...
    I've got that sheep flannel - but "my" baby is past the point of taking naps anywhere, any time.
    I assume that you went to the sale at London Yarns too - I got some great baby-themed yarns (my daughter's friends all seem to be expecting!), and they already have quilters making quilts for them...


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