Knitting Snapshots

Knitting WIPs | Whims And Fancies


Last week did not afford me any opportunity to sit at the sewing table for any length of time required to work on any project.  We live in a much cooler place now and I need to make a few more quilts.  I am working on them, just not at the moment.  I need to keep my hands busy, and knitting needles are perfect for filling in those small waiting moments.  With cooler weather approaching, I have been seeing a lot of knitting projects around, which has been motivating me to knit.  So I decided to indulge my craving by working on three knitting projects simultaneously.


Whisky Barrel Pullover | Whims And Fancies

Gamekeeper Pullover

This is a pullover I am making for my husband.  The pattern is written for worsted weight yarn but I am making it with dk.  I had to do A LOT of swatching.  After some trial and error, I got the sizing right.  I am almost at the point where I separate out the sleeves.


Live Long And Prosper Mitts | Whims And Fancies

Slipstream Mitts

Knitting round and round is kind of boring, specially on a large size pullover.  Enter mitts.  This is the Live Long And Prosper yarn from Lorna’s Laces.  This yarn is quite busy and it took me a long time to find a pattern that would actually show it well.  Unlike the pullover, this one needs all my attention.  So watching TV while knitting this pair is not an option for me.


Harvest Mitts | Whims And Fancies

Harvest Date Mitts

Since I have one mind-numbingly boring project and the other one is an attention-seeker, I needed a third one that would be somewhere in between.  I made this pair of mitts before in an orange yarn.  It’s a really fun and quick pattern and I love this yellow yarn.


Yarns | Whims And Fancies


My husband went out to get a hair cut last Saturday and stopped by the yarn store.  This is what he brought back home!  Lucky me!  More handmade knits!


Charlie Cat | Whims And Fancies


In midst of all the crazyness, I got a new camera.  I am very fond of Canon cameras.  This is another Canon, so I found all the settings very quickly.  Now it’s time to play and test out different settings.  Charlie, of course, gets to be my model!  Here he is waiting for us to finish breakfast so he can have a few drops of milk.  Staring down does work by the way!


Online Trunk Quilt Show | Whims And Fancies

Trunk Full Of Quilts – An Online Quilt Trunk Show

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I am also all set for the online trunk show next week.  Since posting about it last week, I have heard back from Fat Quarter Shop and they are also sponsoring the event, so that means more prizes to give away!  If you haven’t heard about the Trunk Full Of Quilts event, it’s an online quilt trunk show hosted here at Whims And Fancies starting next week.  Hope you will join me!

Until then,


20 thoughts on “Knitting Snapshots

  • Connie Campbell November 23, 2015 at 18:22

    Sounds like you are really busy with knitting projects and a new camera!! How neat that your husband came home with yarn!!!! I should try to get my husband to bring home fabric :)

  • Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts November 13, 2015 at 07:00

    I currently have a knitting project going on too – it’s impossible for me to just sit and not do something with my hands! It was so sweet of your hubby to bring you yarn, and he picked some great colors. :) Have fun with all your projects and thanks so much for linking up to Main Crush Monday!

  • CARRIE WIKANDER November 11, 2015 at 17:07

    Man, you quilters that knit – you guys blow me away. I’m so tempted to pick up on it, but I know I just don’t have time. Right? Right?! Please tell me I don’t have time… Beautiful projects, really.

  • Jayne November 10, 2015 at 06:56

    What beautiful knitting projects! I have always wanted to learn how to knit! I’m not sure I could take it to your level, but it sure would be fun!

  • susie November 10, 2015 at 06:46

    Oh I am so admiring your gorgeous knitting projects!! They are so rich and luscious !
    My daughter knits multiple projects like you do…. I think that’s a good way to keep interested in a project and not let it lay!
    Your husband is a real keeper!! How sweet is he!!
    Now on to your handsome model, Charlie…. I adore his portrait! He is so charming with his crooked whiskers. Have fun checking out your new camera!

  • Susan November 9, 2015 at 21:19

    I can’t even knit one and there you are knitting three! I’m not even going to describe the mental picture I had when you used the word ‘simultaneously’ in your post. LOL I love the yard for the pullover especially. You have a pretty smart husband. ;0

  • Lara B. November 8, 2015 at 19:06

    Soma, you got the sweetest photo of Charlie… i just want to pick him up and give him a cuddle! You have so much talent and your knitting is no exception. Love the look of your projects! And your husband is a real gem (which we already knew, LOL) and he has excellent taste in yarn.

  • Ruth November 8, 2015 at 12:30

    What a great gift from your husband. Really like the mittens and love that you have multiple knitting projects on the go!

  • Wendy November 8, 2015 at 08:55

    Beautiful pieces, every one!! I really like the yellow fingerless mitts … both pattern and the yarn are gorgeous! I can’t imagine my husband even wanting to step foot inside a knitting or fabric shop on his own, let alone come home with yarn! Girl, you have got it made ;)

  • Patty November 8, 2015 at 06:43

    Trunk show is a great idea! I love those mitts you are making – great golden color.

  • Cheryl November 6, 2015 at 11:05

    That is a good husband who brings home crafting goodies! Beautiful knitting patterns.

  • Kaja November 6, 2015 at 00:25

    Once again I wish I could knit – your mitts are my very favourite colour right now. But now I also wish I had a husband who went out and spontaneously bought crafting supplies,!!!

  • Carla November 5, 2015 at 23:18

    How lovely that hubby encourages your stash building ; )
    Mine is wonderful too

  • Astrid November 5, 2015 at 17:36

    Love your knitting projects. I used to knit day and night (almost) when I lived in Norway, but now quilting fills up my days.

  • Janine November 5, 2015 at 15:48

    You have a very good variety of beautiful knitting projects in progress. I’m looking forward to seeing the sweater and love your glove patterns. I’m sorry I didn’t have a Wool on Sundays’ last week. I hope you’ll link this post on Sunday :)

  • Maria November 5, 2015 at 14:16

    Love all those knitting projects Soma! I may have said this before but I’ll say it again…Your Charlie is magnificent; he’s so regal !!

  • Dixie November 5, 2015 at 13:53

    Beautiful knitting, Soma. And O what lovely yarn your husband brought home. The colours are so rich.
    And I must say Charlie is so handsome! :)
    Enjoy your new Canon.

  • krislovesfabric November 5, 2015 at 13:30

    Lots of beauty in this post! Love the pull-over in the making but my attention was definitely stolen by the marvelous Charlie whiskers and those wonderful golden mitts!! Wow!!

  • Maggie Christie November 5, 2015 at 10:10

    Impressive knitting! I love those mitts and thanks for linking to the pattern – I might need to make a pair of those too. And I am totally in love with Charlie! Such splendid whiskers. I’m also seriously impressed that your husband brings you yarn when he goes for a hair cut. That sort of thing would never occur to mine. More husband training needed here!

  • Susan November 5, 2015 at 09:08

    Love those yarn colors and the patterns for the items you are making. Can;t wait to seethe finished Slipstream Mitts (and the quilts you are making). Your work always amazes me.

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