Busy as a Bee….on Crack!


This post may be pretty photo heavy, there is no better way to show the progress I’ve been making. It’s been a bizarre (and OCD riddled) couple of days. Someone tried to break into the house on Thursday, I am going to write about that soon but I just don’t feel mentally up to it at the moment. On the plus side it has given me OCD focus on knitting and kept me from getting any real sleep. So, here we go!

** Questing for Finished WIPS **

Warm and Fuzzy Fingerless Mitts

Warm and Fuzzy Fingerless Mitts

I actually found these at the bottom of my WIP bag (oops) and finished these first. They are the Staghorn Mitts by Tera Johnson. I love this pattern and this cable! They were nice and easy to knit up and with Patons Classic Wool they’ll be wonderful for winter.

The Vermonter Hat

The Vermonter Hat

I thought this hat was going to be my first original design, but it turns out that someone already came up with the same thing – and did it better. The Vermonter Hat is by Abi Gregorio  and is so similar to the Etta Hat I’ve made a million times – thus thinking it was an original. Made with Lion Brand Hometown USA it knitted up in about 2 hours. Way to go Abi for getting there first – wish I had beat you there! 🙂

I love this scarf and have made it a quite a few times! I call it my Year of Magical Thinking Scarf – thinking of Joan Didion’s novel of how things just keep changing over and over. It’s just one skein of Red Heart Magical done in seed stitch. I started this in (oh my) February for a Christmas present and now it’s done!

As for the rest – well – I added another 8″ to the Fault In Our Stars Scarf and casted on my socks.

**  The Hunger Games (Cowl) are Catching Fire **

Here is where I broke the WIP diet and started the Katniss Cowl!! Here is the progress thus far – at least until I get a new pair of needles! Can I just say real quick….Lolly of Lolly Knits, you are lovely and amazing!

So that’s it for me right now. I will just have to find a few things to work on until those needles get into my rather greedy hands 🙂 So friends and neighbors, what have you been up to lately?

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31 thoughts on “Busy as a Bee….on Crack!

  1. Glenda

    I would be freaked out and not able to take about an attempted break-in either! Ooooo…I am sending good thoughts your way. I am glad to see, though, that you’re not letting it steal your life and you’re putting this energy to good use. I love the scarf – so simple. And I’ve never made socks. Too scared! ;-p

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      They’re really not all that bad, once you get it casted on it is actually very simple.
      The break-in attempt has really messed with my head, my OCD always considers home “safe”. With that taken away it’s been a bit of a struggle. Thank you for your good thoughts!

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  2. monsteryarns

    I’m impressed and jealous. Since getting back I’ve been up to the small hours of the morning every day to get my website back up and running. I’ve done no knitting or crochet and have three projects almost complete and ready to go on the blog but no time to finish. Website is now back up with lots of tweaks still to make but I’m now ready for another holiday….

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      I could really use a vacation!
      I have found that working nights and having insomnia has been great for getting a lot done during the day/night. I feel like if I am going to be awake then I best be doing something….anything really. It’s all a bit exhausting but since I’ve been doing it this way since high school I really don’t know anything different.
      I hope you get another holiday soon and never suffer from insomnia! 🙂

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      1. monsteryarns

        Not sure if my comment was sent so here we go again. I’ve not had insomnia frequently but any time I do, I agree with you, I don’t want it back and the best thing is to get up and do something peaceful.

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  3. Rob's Surf Report

    The mitts and hat are both very cool – I have a pair of mitts in my my WIP pool (they’re scattered throughout my demesnes, rather than being in a single basket). With winter coming, it might be time to get them going again. . .

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    1. Pat(ricia)

      I had NO idea you knit too?! Wow! LOL … this is great. I discovered your blog by playing along with the WP daily prompt challenge! Hahhah … life is so cyclically sweet sometimes 🙂

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      1. Rob's Surf Report

        Lol yeah, I started knitting last year and I went all crazy on hats, scarves, I did some socks, started a full-length cape and some gloves, made a dalek Halloween costume for my daughter, I totally dig knitting and crochet. The blogosphere can be an odd place!! 😀

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        1. Pat(ricia)

          I’m sitting here laughing my butt off. This is just too weird, but cool! Glad you wandered over to the knitting side. AllNightKnits is a cool spot, one of a quite a number. Hope to catch you around 🙂

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  4. Pat(ricia)

    I’m glad that you found some time to get some WIPs finished or on their way out the door … er … off the needles. Sometimes it’s just the right feeling to say, yeah, all done now, and move on. 🙂

    Oh … by the way, sorry about pseudo hijacking your comments with Rob … but sometimes synchronicity is just too weird to not go unnoticed. 🙂

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  5. salpal1

    oh, I am so sorry abotu your attempted break in – so glad it was unsuccessful. Hope you are OK. I know what you mean about home and safety. I am sure though, that you and Trevor will take steps to make sure it is safe again. Glad you have kntiting to keep your hands busy and your brain occupied. Very productive time!

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  6. Renée Kies

    I really really love the Katniss Cowl! I checked the blog you linked but can’t find any mention of it, where can I buy the pattern? I would really love to make myself one for the winter (huge Katniss fan here!) !

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      I am not sure if Lolly has put it up on Ravelry yet, but you can find her blog at lollyknits.com and ask her there. She actually made this pattern after I sent out a begging plea for someone to help me make it for my niece – she’s amazing!

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