Monday, February 02, 2009

Staying warm

So far, it's been a rather snow & ice covered winter here in Ohio. The freezing temperatures have made me want to make some useful cold weather knits. So, that means that I have 2 new FO's to show off :) (Those of you who follow me on Plurk have already seen these.)

First up, we have a Birds Nest Smoke Ring. I had a lot of fun knitting this. The pattern is well written , it held my attention well, and was still simple enough to knit while watching movies. I used Knitpicks Essential Sock yarn in the color Lantana.

And here we have my new mittens. I fell in love with the Evangeline fingerless glove pattern, but I wanted mittens, so I added some length to the hand and decreased/BO similar to as I would for the toe of a sock. These worked up extremely quickly, I made this pair in 5 days. I don't know what yarn this is, I found it in my stash bin and it was missing it's label. It's worsted weight, though.

DH has started knitting again. He goes in spurts and only knits every now and then. He can't find the convertible mits he made for himself a few years ago, so He's cast on for another pair :) He keeps asking me to work on them for him because I'm a faster knitter than he is, and I almost feel guilty saying no. But then I remember the differences in our tension (I'm a tight knitter and he's an even tighter knitter) and feel less guilty about it. I also have the feeling of he is capable and can do it his own damn self


~RaenWa~ said...

Both projects came out great the colof of your smoke ring is nice & I have to say I am not a big fan of mittens but omg the ones you made are goregous

Daniele said...

Gorgeous FOs. Love the Lantana! I have that in the Comfy.

OH - I so wish my hubby would knit. It would be wonderful. I think? :)