Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It's SNOWING!

First snow of the season, I get all excited! I love the snow. It looks beautiful and refreshing. So you will see some flurries on the Endpaper Mitts. Pre-Blocked Mitts.

Yarn: KnitPicks Essential Tweed in Inca Gold and Flint
Needles: 3.0mm (Addi turbo) & 3.25mm (knitpicks Harmony) circular.

Notes:
- I had a bit of trouble with the Italian cast-on, There must be a better way.
- Loved the tubular cast-off, especially after finding the best summarized instructions here.
- I think these came out a bit loose, but I think the person intended to receive them has slightly large hands than I.
- I think the pattern could be done with about 3 less repeats on the arm. I can't immagine trying to shove these long arm covers under the long sleeves I would be wearing. Although they do look elegant without sleeves.
- I would not recommend using a tweed to do color work. The tweedy nubs tend to take away from the design.
- All in all, I am quite happy with the end result of these! They seemed to take forever, as just 4 rows would take about an hour, but should be a nice gift.
Mom's Socks
Pattern: Plain foot, purled gusset, 2x2 ribbed leg
Yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripes. (Mom bought this at 60% off)
Needles: 3.0mm Addi Turbo 40"circular
Just your basic sock, but I bet these will be nice and warm!

3 comments:

Cinnamonamon said...

Those came out great! :) I know what you mean about the long arms; I'm kinda mystified about that too. How does the knitpicks palette feel? I almost bought some the other day, but I decided to wait a bit.

Your mom bought sock yarn? That's so cool! My family thinks I'm a little bit nutty for knitting (especially so often!).

pat said...

They are gorgeous and as long as your coat sleeve is wide enough, I think the length is great - no chance of any cold sneaking up your sleeves!
(I really like the softness/slight blurriness that the tweed gives them!)

Anonymous said...

Dearest daugther. My sox are so comfortable and warm AND pretty. Thank you. I now have 2 pair of sox knitted by you. Looking forward to a 3rd pair, (hint,hint.