Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Diamond Handwarmers

Originally uploaded by pilliebee

I really liked knitting these fingerless mitts. They were quick and easy. I really liked the way the thumb knit up... I don't really like picking up stitches because I always get annoying gaps so these thumbs were great. These were for a friend's birthday and I worried I wouldn't finish in time... but it was no problem. Great pattern.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Raven Feather Mitts

Made for a friend who is a professional musician, and who is a Native American, these mitts start with my Mini-Mitts pattern (on 48 stitches rather than 40 for a large man's hand, and 20 + 4 gusset stitches rather than 16 + 4), and then I unvented the feather motif, which I am rather fond of. More details at this blog post.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Dashing to Dementia

This is my second pair of Dashing. Don't ask me how I managed to twist the cables in such a disjointed fashion. The yarn, Zara, is wonderful. I'm doing them on size 6 needles and using the larger pattern.

I unwittingly was consistent with this dementia theme on my second glove. I just realized that I used the standard size instructions so my second glove will be a bit more snug, ugh. At least I got the cables right so far... Stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Snowflake Fingerless Gloves

This is a new pattern. I just saw a link to it over at Ravelry and thought you KAL-folks may want to take a peek at this pattern too. It uses Knitpick's Palette fingering yarn.

Monday, January 21, 2008

last one on the bandwagon

Project Details
Pattern: Fetching
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, 1 skein
Needles: Clover US4 bamboo DPNs

Marvelously fun to knit! I'll be making many more of these. This pair is destined for the cold hands of a fellow graduate student. Hopefully they'll bring a little cheer to the chilly library.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Belated Christmas gift

I knew I was biting off more than I could chew when in October I decided I would give each of the seven people in my immediate family a pair of handknit socks. My strategy was to use worsted weight yarn and fatter needles so fewer stitches-per-sock.
I wasn't really surprised when just a day or two before Christmas I was short by two pair. Regardless, that was an impressive binge of sock-knitting for a person at my skill level.

Anyhoo, I decided I could whip out a scarf for one unfortunate sockless person and a pair of Broad Street Mittens (from for the other. In two days. Here it is January 20 and I haven't finished that scarf yet. Why did I think I could do all those cables with no cabling experience?

I did, however, finish the fingerless gloves only two days late, with only a few things I will change on the next pair. One of the thumbs turned out a little odd, but not odd enough to frog. And the supply list DID call for two sizes of needles, but I'll be darned if I could find where in the pattern it said to use which. I used size 5 US but apparently I should have started with 4s and switched to 5s for the mitten-top. I thought about adding a touch of duplicate-stitch embroidery in the green, but since they were already late, and the weather was bitter cold, I decided to go ahead and give the gift. I think he liked them.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Mermaid Gloves

I wanted to share something with you that I DIDN'T knit actually. I had been wanting to knit mermaid gloves for ages but could never find the time so Angelika and I did a trade, I sent her the yarn to knit these (beautiful Koigu from Rhea), and she knit them, and in exchange I'm hand-dyeing some lace yarn for her. Hmm.... I think I may have gotten the better end of the deal, I better send her some extra goodies too! =)




Aren't they gorgeous??? She even matched up the pattern to the thumb gusset and made me pretty little fingers too. The little fingers make me happy, hehe! ;)

Happy Fingerless Knitting!
=) Keri

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Handspun Fingerless Mitts

Hello all,
I made these fingerless mitts with handspun yarn (not my own. They are for my hubby, and that's why they look incredibly large!;) I plan to knit more mitts this year.

Christmas gifting...

These were a Christmas gift for my best friend and now that I've given them away I can put them up here!

Details at knitting in the dark.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Crochet too

Had to try some crocheting. There is a new book Virka muddar(crochet wristwarmers), in swedish. I couldn't resist it and now I am addicted to crocheting them. Here are three of my new wristwarmers from the book and a pair in my own pattern.