I finished up a couple of pairs of fingerless mitts last week that I wanted to show you. These are two yarns that I needed to test knit with, so I can’t link to a yarn company, but I can show you the patterns! The first is one has been in my favorites for a long time – Susie’s Reading Mitts. I made them a little longer than the pattern called for, and I really like how they turned out. If I was just making these for fun and not needing to knit up a test yarn, I’d probably have made them out of Shalimar Breathless DK, Mrs. Crosby’s Hat Box (in Creme Fraiche), or The Fibre Co’s Road to China Light.
The other pair is a pattern that I’ve used several times already – Mom’s Cabled Mitts. I did adapt it for a sport weight instead of a worsted weight, by adding a few more stitches and adjusting the ribbing parts. I really like this pattern a lot. This is also a fun one to make out of multi-colors. I have made it with Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, Three Irish Worsted, Alpaca with a Twist, and Cascade Eco Alpaca. And I’d really like to make some out of this color and this color, too.
As I was adding these into my Projects page on Ravelry, I remembered that I was going to start tagging my projects with the year that I finished them. My friend Sheryl did that to her projects this year, after I blogged about numbers of projects finished each year. This makes it really easy to check. So far, I’ve only tagged my 2014 projects, but I’ll eventually go back and do the rest.
I had never added tabs to the top of my projects page. Have you? I had to send an SOS to Sheryl to figure out how to do that. If you haven’t done it, it’s easy. On your projects page, there is a tab on the very right hand side that says “Organize”.
Click on that. Then on the page that comes up, there is a Create New Set link on the left hand side. When you click it, you get an option to name the new set (the tab) and then an option to indicate which tags belong under that set (tab).
I’ve added tabs for 2014, as well as tabs for cowls, hats, mittens/mitts, scarves, shawls, socks, sweaters and weaving. I’ll add the prior years as I get around to going back through and tagging them.
I do like having all of my projects in one place. (Of course my projects list doesn’t include all of those novelty scarves I knit in the early days, when I was just starting to knit ….)