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Finished Gloves

I have finished the gloves for Chris! They are very warm and fuzzy, nowhere near perfect, but more then acceptable for me to send them off to Chris confident that he'll enjoy them. They were so quick to make and although a little bit fiddly with all the finger-holes, not very difficult to do at all. Now I need to make myself a pair!

These turned into a bit of an exchange between Chris and I, he in turn made me a beautiful painting of some kookaburras which I request. It came out beautifully, of course. 

TTL Mystery Socks!TTL Mystery Socks!

I've started knitting the Through The Loops Mystery Sock project which I've been following on Ravelry. Finally a project to use my megaboots sock yarn on! I've been waiting for a project like this!
"Mystery" knit-a-longs are particularly fun for me. The basic premis of them is that you don't really know what you're going to end up knitting, really. You know it's going to be a sock, and you're given recommended color choices and needles, but that's it really.
Over the course of several weeks, then, you are given bits and pieces of the pattern to knit. For example; the first week you might be given how many stitches to cast on and the instructions to just knit the cuff. Then you wait a week and then get another "Clue" which is the pattern to knit the leg of the foot, then the next week you'll get the instructions for the heels, etc. right on through to the toe when you have a complete sock!

In the photos above I'm roughly halfway through the second Clue to knit the leg of the sock.
This is a fantastic example of another reason why I love "Mystery"-a-longs, and that's because I'll end up knitting something that I might not necessarily have picked to knit on my own if just seeing the final project.

Noro Silk Scarf

And then, on the other hand, sometimes I see something on a blog, or on Ravelry and I know that I want one just like it.
My Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn has gone to immediate and good use in this Silk Kerchief. It's simply designed and knit (great "brainless" knitting if you will) and it's EXACTLY like the example I saw on Ravelry, even the colors. But can you blame me? Look how beautiful!
Noro has yet to fail on me.
It's also amusing seeing the difference in thickness between the Noro Silk Garden and the Noro Kureyon sock yarns. It seems Noro listened to the complaints from Kureyon, as the Silk Garden yarn has very little thin bits, and the bits that ARE thin are nowhere near the snapping point Kureyon was.


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Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
I learned how to knit in the round on double points!!!!!


I've started knitting some simple stockinette fingerless mitts for my roomie's x-mas gift.


And seriously, aluminum double points are a pain with knitting in the round.
Slippy slippy. I finally found yarn that I can handle using them with, though (Homespun, it's grippy enough, it seems) and am a happy camper. I did about 3-4 inches last night.

I also finished my big huge crochet purse and it is gorgeous.
Must post pics. *note to self*

Nov. 3rd, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Wooo!! Congratulations!
All sorts of things are opened up for you now!
I actually really like DPNs.
My usual needles are a well loved set of metal ones (but not slippery, maybe they have a plastic cover? I'm not so sure)

Although the ones in the photo above are my new Harmony Wooden DPNs from Knitpicks, and I have to say, they are gorgeous AND great to knit with.. I might have a new favorite!
(Although I am more worried about snapping these by accident, at least I can still knit no problem with a slightly bent metal one!!)

And yes, woman! Photos! *snickers* you keep teeeeasing me, I want to see all this beautiful work you've been doing!
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