This goofy picture is of yours truly wearing my second “hat for Alex.” This is made from the same basic pattern as the first one, with my edits.. K2/P2 ribs instead of the garter stitch, and I made it on circular needles, size US 19. It went VERY fast. I really like this yarn for the kind of jumbo-needles project.
I finished the first Aethelwyne mitten today. This one is a fun project. I’m hoping to cast on the second one tonight, though my day has not turned out as I expected at all, so I won’t be too surprised if I don’t get started on it. (sigh)
This pattern is from Knitting New Mittens & Gloves by Robin Melanson. I made it with Noro Kureyon yarn I picked up at Charlotte Yarn a few weeks ago. I know I’m probably missing a lot of the colors (because of my color vision problem) but it looks mighty colorful to me! Myr picked out the yarn, and the mittens will be for her. So far I’m very pleased. The bobbles and the method for the thumb opening were both new for me.
As I said, the project has been fun… and very quick. I started this one on Sunday afternoon, got just past the bobbles and realized that I’d messed something up bad and had to tink back to the ribbed cuff and start fresh with the bobbles. The second effort was so much better. I did part of the body during a long phone meeting at work, got to the top of the finger point Monday evening, and did the thumb on the train on Tuesday.
My latest fingerless mitt. I’m almost done with the second of the pair (hooray for not suffering from Second Anything Syndrome this time!) but I have an odd mistake and a silly mistake. The odd thing is that this mitt has two extra cable wraps than the second one does! How the heck did I do that? The silly mistake is that I stopped the end cuff short on the first mitt, then forgot to note it on the pattern, so the second mitt has a longer bit near the fingers. Oh, well!