Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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
Friday, January 25, 2008
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
Monday, January 21, 2008
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
Friday, January 11, 2008
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!