Monday, November 12, 2007

Little gems mitts....

Pattern:-Little Gems Mitts by Donna Kay from Interweave Knits, 'Holiday Gifts' 2007.
Yarn:-Finullgarn wool Gray and Cream (Gifted to me by my 'Sockaplooza' pal Magni from Norway. (Thanks!)
(I used 50grams total and have enough left for another pair using cream as the main colour.)
Sz 1 : D/P's
These are knit in the round with an afterthought thumb. (This was the first thumb of this type for me but I just trusted the pattern and it worked okay.) I also did a twisted rib instead of the usual K1,P1.
You were supposed to use maybe 5 different colours for the colour-work but I used just one and stranded the yarn ...even over 6 stitches...I just was aware of my tension at that one place on every eighth row!!! Do you notice the center stitch in the cream block...doesn't it look like a little they could hold the love you least the warmth!!!
I enjoyed knitting these and they went fast. I did find the individual fingers very 'fiddly.' (I don't think there is such a word but you get the idea!!!)
Okay, moving on to something else.
Happy knitting.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Sienna, with a twist.....

Seamed and I love it. Maybe it was the yarn, but I took my time seaming and I was pleased with the outcome. The sleeves are a little long but it's so warm!!!

I wore it Wednesday night when I went out with my friend Elaine and she raved about it..awww..but what does she know...she can't knit a stitch!!!! you see the snow on the had melted some when we took this pix!! So I guess I finished the cardi just in time.

Pattern:- Sienna Cardigan by Anne E. Smith

(Interweave knits Fall 2006)

Yarn:-Tahki Kerry 50% wool 50%alpaca..colour Sage.

approx. 9 skeins

Needles:- Sz 9 straight and circs (for the collar)

Modifications:- a 4 st (mirror) cable instead of the fagot lace cable.

(I did the right and left fronts first and counted rows!!! )

This knit up fairly fast.

Up next...some Christmas gifts.

Happy knitting,