Sunday, October 28, 2007


Although I have been absent for some time from blogging, there has been some knitting done around here. Case and point:

I started and completed these fingerless mitts in about 2 weeks. I used some Shelridge Farm sock yarn. I like the project, but I'm not too sure about the color choices. Everytime I look at them all I could think about it how 70's it looks! I would most likely knit this again, but maybe in some more toned down colors and in colors that contrast more so that the pattern really pops.

Yeah I know it's a picture of stockinette, but this is special stockinette. This is sweater number 2 of my 3 part baby/toddler garment series. I have twin nephews and a 1 year old niece that need some knitted goodness from their aunt this Christmas. And I'm (usually) not one to disappoint!

The pattern's simple, from the Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd. I figured that clothes for growing children don't need to be complicated nor take a long time to make. And besides I have more intricate gifts to make this holiday season.

This (and 15 other balls of yarn) will become this cardigan. I haven't swatched or anything for this project but most likely I'll get started on it next weekend. The baby sweater is coming along fast and lately I've been pretty monogamous with my knittng.

And remember I said I wanted to start up a shawl? Well as you can see the only thing I have done is roll the yarn up into a ball. I bought the yarn at Stitches Midwest 2006 and always thought I'd make something for my mother out of it. When the Fall 2006 IK came out, I knew that this yarn would be the Swallow Tail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark. The design is beautiful and I think my mom will really like it. And besides, all this Christmas knitting is great for stash busting.

Other News

Today is Sunday and I'm going to knit with some friends. I mention this because most of my time in Michigan I've been knitting alone. I've taught many of my friends while down in Argentina how to knit but they have all since forgotten the craft, leaving me all by myself. Lately, however, one of those friends has renewed her interest in knitting. She has a lot of friends that want to learn how, so we figured the best way to do that is to have a meet up at her house. Hopefully this becomes more frequent (like once a month or something). Either way, I'll report back to you guys about what happened there.

Now that is is 1 p.m., the Colts are about to play and as the significant other of a Colt's fan, it is my one of my obligations to watch with him. As always, happy knitting from me!


Virtuous said...

Great knitterly updates!

Lovin' the mits but I am not that daring to do fair isle yet!

I so need to practice project monogamy :o)

LOL@ obligation to watch football. I so know about that! Haha! :op

del said...

Nice mitts! I like the colors.

Bristow was on my list, too. I have NO idea when I'll knit that one. I'll definitely be checking out your progress!

Deborah said...

those mitts are too cute!

Valerie said...

Wow, look at all that knitting!

I like the fingerless mitts - you did a lovely job with the fit and the colorwork. I know what you mean about wanting more contrast, but I do kind of like these too.

gray la gran said...

swallowtail is a fun knit! if you do decide to add beads, it's really quite simple ... let me know if you need any pointers. you can added the beads to the stitch w/o having to pre-string your yarn.
i envy your mitts too ... the color looks fine on my end, but if you don't care for it, you could always overdye them.