Yarning For December

Knitted pullover for men | Whims And Fancies


Knitting is such a comforting and calming activity for me.  A few years ago, I started knitting and it stuck.  The prospect of working a piece of string with a couple of sticks to create a knitted cloth fascinates me.  Learning how to knit actual wearable clothes is quite exciting.  It is such a forgiving hobby too.  Worst case scenario, all you have to do is rip it apart and restart.


I did a lot of knitting in the month of December.  I showed a few photos in the previous Wandering Camera post.   I thought it would be nice to elaborate on my yarn endeavours of December. 

I had been working on this sweater for my husband for quite a while now.  Following the pattern resulted in a really baggy sleeve.  Since my knitting skills are not much beyond apprentice level, I had to rip the first sleeve a couple of times before the sizing finally worked. I finished the sweater a few days ago.  I will share more once I block it.


Easy crochet blocks | Whims and Fancies


I was going through my cabinet and I found this set of crochet blocks.  I love the earthiness of the yarns and the simplicity of these blocks.  I don’t remember when I worked on them.  I also don’t remember why I stopped.  My last crochet project was so long ago, I don’t even remember how to crochet anymore.  So after a quick refresher course, I am ready to work on this one again.


Crochet Lace Blanket | Whims And Fancies


This is the one and only crochet project I have ever done.  If I was able to make this, then surely I should be able to finish the easy single crochet patchwork blanket.


Fingerless Mittens | Whims And Fancies


I really love making fingerless mitts.  They leave my fingers open to work my camera while keeping my palms warm.  As far as I am concerned, one can never have too many fingerless mitts.

I made this pair to give away as a celebration of Wandering Camera.  The winner of these mitts is Alycia.


I started working on another sweater already.  I hope you are getting to work on something that is soothing for you.



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17 thoughts on “Yarning For December

  • kelleyn rothaermel February 2, 2017 at 07:54

    Love the mittens. May have to ask my mommy to make me some as I have no knitting talents!

  • barbara_as_me February 1, 2017 at 06:28

    I love knitting as well, but I am way behind all of my projects! One of them is a scarf for my daughter and… well it will be ready for august!! Just in time for the next winter! ;)

  • Tamar Strauss-Benjamin February 1, 2017 at 05:37

    So cool! I wish I could knit!

  • Su-sieee! Mac January 30, 2017 at 18:05

    I like your fingerless mittens. Nice color. I like knitting but had to stop because I started itching a lot from the yarn.

  • jesh StG January 30, 2017 at 14:43

    If you learned knitting first, crochet is a cinch:):) Great summery (?) blanket! Thank you for sharing your yarn adventures with ALL SEASONS – Am now looking into weaving and spinning – what holds me back is buying all the tools. Have a great week!

  • Carol January 28, 2017 at 03:34

    I never knitted but I used to crochet. My arthritis bothers me too much to do it now but I miss the yarn in my hands.

  • Susan January 26, 2017 at 10:40

    You should be proud of yourself for fixing and refixing the sleeve, and finishing the other, older projects. They all look great! Thanks so much for sharing on Midweek Makers

  • Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts January 23, 2017 at 10:34

    I love knitting. I’m a newbie and am learning a lot…thank goodness for Google and YouTube videos! I haven’t attempted a sweater yet, but I would love to. I just recently finished a scarf/wrap and I’m obsessed with it. Thank you for sharing your projects! Makes me want to go find more gorgeous yarn. :)

  • Janine January 22, 2017 at 16:13

    Your yarn projects are wonderful, Soma. That is a fantastic jumper and your crochet is really pretty. I completely agree with you. It is an amazing thing that basically a piece of string, with only the help of a couple of sticks, can turn into a beautiful, wearable garment. I also love how you can frog so even things that don’t go to plan can be discarded without ruining the original yarn. I’m sorry there wasn’t a Wool on Sundays link last week. I have put one up now :) x

  • Mary January 22, 2017 at 07:35

    I love to knit too. I really like the yarn in those yarn squares. Like you, it has been awhile since I did any crochet. Those sleeveless mittens are so nice. I could use some of those right now!

  • Kaja January 21, 2017 at 01:47

    I love those earthy-coloured squares. I also love knitted/crochet blankets but have never thought to try making one. Your knitting,though, does make me wonder about giving it a go.

  • Amy at love made my home January 20, 2017 at 02:20

    You are making so beautiful things! Your crochet is especially fabulous!

  • Kim Sharman January 20, 2017 at 02:15

    It is amazing what lovely woollies a bit of string and a couple of sticks morphs into, isn’t it. Your husband’s jumper, from what I see is lovely and you are a wee bit clever picking up crochet again, after such a long time and working out how to do it. Love those fingerless mitts; great colour and pattern. I look forward to seeing your husband’s completed sweater.

  • Maria January 19, 2017 at 14:27

    It was lovely to see the projects you have made Soma…very beautiful items. The yarns you use are gorgeous. I’m joining donated squares at the moment for the knitting charity I belong to…a bit boring, but so important to the needy. I have future project ideas stored in my head atm

  • Carla January 19, 2017 at 11:30

    Gorgeous gorgeous mitts. Lucky her ; )
    Did your cards arrive?

  • Sharon January 19, 2017 at 10:39

    You “almost” inspire me to take up knitting! Your projects are beautiful!

  • Dixie January 19, 2017 at 10:07

    Lovely knitting projects, Soma!
    It’s interesting to pick up something that you have not worked on in awhile. Have fun with your crocheting.

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