Sunday, February 10, 2008

First Football Free Weekend!

The Mitered Mittens are done!

Pattern: Mitered Mittens (for May) from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Almanac

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran 1 1/2 balls

A few years ago (I've had that stuff this long, yikes) I waaayy overbought on the Cashmerino Aran for some Fetchings. This gray stuff has been sitting there forever staring back at me. Not only did this pattern give me a good opportunity to use it up, I really enjoyed knitting them and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Pretty happy because I still like the more colorful versions of these I've seen on Ravelry, the ones made out of Noro, etc. a little better. Also while the gloves look lovely off and just lying there when you put them on, the thumb does yank that center seam over to the side, since most of us don't walk around with our thumbs glued prettily to the centers of our palms. But otherwise they are warm and done, good and good.

The current traveling project is the Fine Cabled Mitts pattern from Knitspot. Using some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport I want to use up. Black is hard to photograph.

But take my word for it the pattern is terrific. This is the third of Anne's patterns I've made and I'm always so impressed how well written and easy to follow they are. Plus, going with what I have now, I think I'll just adore the finished product.

And the top down raglan is moving right along. I'm just going to do a finished hem at the bottom and the cuffs, I'm thinking I'll probably finished off the body tonight or tomorrow and then it's just the sleeves and the neckband and I'm done!

In non-knitting news it's the first Sunday of the New Year with no football. Also known as the first Sunday of the New Year I get to have the remote for the big tv and knit! Today I watched a few episodes of Everyday Food, the latest Project Runway and Lost from the other night. I'm really starting to like Lost even though I am a really, really late newcomer to it. I like the characters and the suspense and the surprises that seem to be popping up all the time. It's not Heroes, but here in the middle of February, hopefully close to the end of the writers strike, it will do just fine...


Tracy said...

Yay for reclaiming the remote and yay for all the knitting! Can't wait to see those black gloves in person.

Octopus Knits said...

Love your Mitered Mittens! There are several Knitspot patterns I'd love to try... your fine cabled mitt is looking good, and so is your top down raglan.