Sunday, March 30, 2008

Brown Poetry Mitten

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Originally uploaded by Fujiyamamama1

These have been moving along pretty quickly. I finished the first mitten, but this second mitten is giving me a hard time. My count is always off and I can't fudge it because even that doesn't work! I have had to rip a few rows a few times.

As much as I enjoy knitting these, I think I've had my fill for now.

I also have the Swallowtail shawl looming.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Poetry mitten inside

Will it work, can you see it? The inside of the mitten, it looks so neat and orderly. A far cry from intarsia chaos.

It worked! Phew.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I love these mittens

Poetry mittens. I love them, they are so much fun to knit watching the words form and knowing how the letters take shape. I found then to be much simpler because you know what an "E" looks like, it's not just a random patterning of color - which is also enjoyable but... just different. When I turned my first completed mitten in side out, I just loved this.Add Image

There should be an image here. I am having Luddite technical difficulties, so maybe not. It's driving me nuts.

I had to let the second mitten of that pair hibernate since it will be a Christmas gift for my old friend TY, and I have another pair to give in June. The second pair will go to Ms. C, and are brown, cream, and a pea soup green. I have already gotten past the thumb and I wish I could ignore everything and finish them. If I did, then I'd have to start on the Swallowtail Shawl, which is making me nervous becasue I have never done lace of that scale before, and I can't wrap my brain around how the thing knits up. I guess I'll find out soon. The Swallowtail will be for Ms. S, who is getting married in August - but ssshhhhh! it's a surprise to be given in June.