Black Friday, Made For, Small Business Saturday, WIP Handwarmers

Made For 14


*takes bite of a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven* Good afternoon. What kind of snacks do you like to have around this time of the year? I saw some Annie’s cinnamon rolls at Costco during a trip and bought the pack to make for me and the crew. The tween has to watch what she eats as she now has a full mouth of braces strapped down in holiday colors so I popped a canister of rolls into the oven after we got home from her follow-up appointment.

Thank you to those of you who voted in my latest Once Upon a Sock post. Here are the winning results: Girlfriend, frog the suckas, bust out some new sock yarn from the stash, and get knittin’ them shorties! 66.67%.
 I didn’t frog those socks yet because I was too lazy to but I did bring out one of my first sock blanks and started knitting from it at Craft Night last Friday.

However, all WIP’s are on hold because of course I decided to cast on last minute this for my 6th grader’s teacher:

Robyn of Teenybutton Studio had a Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sale. I swear, every day before Thanksgiving I looked at her website, wrestling within me on whether or not to buy yarn as she had Harry Potter-inspired skeins. I justified it by telling myself I would knit Jellybean’s teacher a pair of handwarmers as she is also a Harry Potter fan.

Yarn: Teenybutton Studio Solo Single

Content: 100% merino

Colorway: Treacle Toffee

Pattern: Colorblock Handwarmers by Purl Soho in a medium

DPN’s: US 2 (2.75mm)

While the original pattern uses different colors to colorblock the mitts, I’m just using one colorway as it’s an easy and simple pattern. Treacle Toffee is super soft and you can see the merino’s halo in the photo of the yarn cakes.

I have actually used this pattern before for a Christmas 2014 present. These were made for my little sister who commutes to work sometimes by bus or by scooter. This was her modeling them in her apartment. We used to live downstairs to the left of her and my nephew.

And having mentioned Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, these were my supporting purchases:

First Collage:

  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – PDF pattern that goes with our Hawaiian-themed living room and dining area
  • 2 sewing PDF’s from Helen’s Closet
  • the 2 skeins of Harry Potter-inspired, dyed yarn from Teenybutton Studio

Second Collage:

  • 2 color yoke sweater pattern from Jennifer Steingass
  • Autumn Pumpkin Spice by Carol (KnitEqualsJoy)
  • Vinyl project bag by Whimzee Stitches
  • Superhero cotton fabric from Milkshakes n Sunshine (on Etsy)
  • Triangulation by Lisa Seifert (dolevallygirl)

Alright, I need to get dinner started; it’s simple tonight with whole wheat spaghetti, ground beef, and Alfredo sauce. I’ll probably make some frozen corn and peas also. Enjoy the rest of your Thursday. TTYS.

10 thoughts on “Made For 14”

  1. That is one lucky teacher. Those had warmers will be perfect. That cinnamon roll sounds yummy. I am sure the teen appreciated the sift bread. Looks like you had a splendid black Friday haul.


  2. Is that the same Annie’s that makes macaroni and cheese? I need some cinnamon rolls! I love handwarmers. Every year Den buys me hand knit ones from Sundance so I have quite a collection. I love all of your purchases…will that sweater be for you?

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    1. Yes, the same food brand. The sweater patterns are for me. Next February I will learn how to knit with two hands Portuguese style for colorwork patterns. I have some other sweaters I’d like to make first though.


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