Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Finished! but no photos

Well, the mittens are finished, and so beloved that I can't get a picture of them because they're always outside with their owner. I'm starting work on a blue-on-blue pair for his younger brother.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Very small mittens

Disclaimer: I did not choose these colors. The intended recipient did, and seems quite pleased with them.

Details: my own pattern, using KnitPicks Swish Superwash DK in "Terra Cotta" and "Cranberry." Knit on KnitPicks wooden 16" circulars in size 5. Gauge is about 5.5 stitches per inch and 5 rows per inch.

What I've learned: the yarn is quite nice. The needles are a hoot - just looking at the colors in the wood always makes me smile. They're grabby, which is exactly what I need when working with something so fiddly as a child's mitten. My tension has gotten a lot more consistent with practice, although getting the thumb to look really good still eludes me.

I like the way the border goes around the thumb instead of cutting it off; it looks rather like a cookie cutter or a traced outline.

Mitten #2 is still under construction: same pattern and colors, but colors reversed and thumb on the other side, of course.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Poetry, a little late

She was beautiful,
Like a haiku written for
Another woman.