I know it is mid-March but it is still cool and windy in Minnesota.

I am not a fan of making things twice so when I make finger-less gloves, I want them to work up fast.

The chevron gloves (maroon and gray) were fun and quick to make. They fit perfectly.  I used Vanna’s Choice yarn and adjusted the pattern to make it shorter. The pattern is called Women’s Ripple Fingerless Gloves by eyeloveknots.blogspot.com.  The free pattern is here.

The multi-colored gloves worked up really BIG! This could be because I used a different yarn than the pattern suggested even though they are the same weight. I used Baby Big Twist yarn (the first time using this yarn and love it!). The pattern is Bonnie Bell Wrist Warmers by Two Brothers Blankets. It is free and you can get it here.

The gray gloves worked up fast. I used Vanna’s Choice yarn for them. I do plan on adding some buttons on them to give them some character.  I did adjust the pattern some by making them a little smaller. As you make any glove, keep trying it on as you make it so you can adjust it to your hand. This pattern was in a crochet calendar. It is no longer available.

The cowl worked up quick. I was hoping it would look puffy-ier than it does. I used a Vanna’s Choice yarn that ended up being a little thinner then expected. I do like this cowl for this time of year since it is a little thinner. The pattern is Chloe V-Puff Cowl by Cre8tion Crochet. The pattern is on ravelry for a fee or you can find it here for free.

I was happy to find the photo adjustment on my iPhone. I took the picture when I didn’t have any makeup on and didn’t want to scare anyone. The ear warmer is warm and snug. The stitch is mimicking a knit stitch and makes the stitch tighter.  I sometimes end up with the ear warmers being too big and falling off. This one won’t do that. I used Vanna’s Choice yarn for this too and made it a little wider than the pattern to make sure my ears were covered. The pattern is called Faux Knit Ear Warmer by Maria’s Blue Crayon. It is here for free.

Horse Pillows

The designer of this pillow offered the pattern for free if you would make one and send it to where these kids are fighting cancer.  At first I started the one made out of blanket yarn since I love working with that yarn so much.  Of course I didn’t look at the gauge. I was so surprised how big it was! I decided it would be too hard and expensive to mail so I made a smaller one our of worsted weight yarn.  They were fun to do. I am not sure what I will do with the huge one yet! I am ready to do some patterns that don’t require a lot of sewing. If you are interested, the pattern is here and is by JoAnne Grimm Thompson.