Friday, June 13, 2008

What to love in the new Knitty

Not like I've knitted anything from the LAST issue of Knitty yet, but a girl can always dream...

Seascape: lovely.
Helena: might actually happen since another two friends just announced their pregnancies.
Spring forward: love a lace pattern that's so easy to memorize.
Ziggy: I've been looking for a reason to use the new Noro sock yarn, and now I have it!

and finally... Shetland Shorty. I have to ask my buds whether they think it will flatter or fatten me before I commit to producing it.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mittens are my "socks"

Yeah, I signed up for the Summer of Socks. With a little luck, it's motivate me to finish the pair I owe my Mum for LAST Mother's Day.

I'm finally acknowledging that what really floats my boat is... mittens. Yup, that's why I've got 3 balls of Cascade 220 Superwash in my knitting bag in June. I just committed to putting out another pair of toddler mittens by Saturday.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's been one of those days...

My dog (elderly, large, dearly beloved Golden Retriever mix) has a UTI.

My younger son fell off his trike and has a skinned knee.

I have a migraine.

No knitting progress to report, although last night I had a vivid dream about a pair of 3-color mittens for JN and managed to recreate something like the pattern and record it. He did say he wanted grey, blue, and green...

Friday, June 6, 2008

yeah, more mittens...

Here's a pair I knit a LONG time ago for my good friend JY. I had hoped to write them into a pattern to submit for publication, which is why the pictures didn't go up earlier, but I now think that the snowflake needs tweaking, as does the side detailing... so here goes.