26 March 2007

Fetch this!

I finally finished the fetching mittens that are supposed to take 2 days to make. Here's a top and bottom view:

Pattern: Fetching

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

Needles: Size 6 double points

Now Blogger is totally messing up the spacing of this post, I hate it when it does that! Anyway, they turned out great. They don't need to be blocked, but I think I'll block them anyway since the top edge is a little curled and it looks messy when it's supposed to look like a nice picot edge. I'm very happy with them and they'll keep my hands nice and warm while I work in my freezing office. The pattern warns that it uses just under a ball of yarn and many people don't have enough with just one ball. Luckily I bought a second ball cause I ran out with 2 rows left on the thumb! And that's with weaving in my ends and using the scraps to knit the first 2 rows of the thumb. I'm going to attempt a skull cap hat with the rest of the ball and see if I have enough. Probably not, but it's worth a shot. OK, back to Joshua's sweater.

19 March 2007

No knitting to report!

I have not been able to knit anything except a few rows on Josh's sweater since I made my first fetching glove. But I have a good excuse. . . I've been very busy training for my half marathon. Now that it's over I'll hopefully have time to knit again. I'm looking forward to a solid 2 hours tonight (if the dogs let me, which I have a feeling won't happen). So stay tuned, I should have my second fetching mitten done soon!

03 March 2007

Dr. Knitter

I have not had much time for knitting lately. I just *successfully* defended my dissertation, I'm now a Dr.! I know, you're all very jealous. The best part of being a Dr. . . .I'm finally able to get some knitting done. I got a little done on the baseball sweater for my husband and I'm working on a pair of fetching mittens that I can wear at work since they don't seem to heat my side of the building.
I finished the first mitten this afternoon:

And here's a picture of it in action:

I like it and it's a quick knit, but there is no shaping and I think it pulls across the palm a bit more than I'd like. One day I'll learn how to adjust patterns, but until then I guess I have to suck it up. That's it for now. I'll post a picture of a piece of the baseball sweater once I finish the front/back (I forget which one I'm working on). I've got about 14 inches of the 17 before the arm holes. I'm making progress, kind of.