Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Almost done making this one ...

37+ weeks

Although self portraits are not exactly my cup of tea, I thought I'd give it a try. Most came out quite poorly to put it mildly. At least now I can see these maternity pants aren't as flattering as I thought. But since I don't think I've had any photos of this pregnancy and in a little bit of a rush in case I went into labor I took some quick shots. Remind me to clean the mirror; it's not my shirt that's dirty all over, really.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Reversible Fingerless Mitts 2





Pattern: Reversible Fingerless Gloves
Designer: Cotton & Cloud
Materials: Knit Picks Merino Style; Ella Rae Classic Solid Worsted
Amount: (1) 50g ball yellow plus assorted colors; (1/2) 100g ball aqua
Needles: US6 and US5 bamboo DPNS
Cost: $2.79/ball; $6.50/ball
Size: small
Start Date: Dec. 21, 2009
Finish Date: Dec. 31, 2009

I finished my last knitted Christmas gift yesterday -another pair of fingerless mittens by Cotton & Cloud. Very cute. The recipient was pretty happy with them which is always a good thing. I paired them up with the first ones I made for her husband. So they have sort of a matching set. I think they will get some use out of them on their daily commutes in New York where they live.



I used the smaller US 5 size needles to knit up the aqua Ella Rae wool because it's a worsted weight instead of a DK weight like the rest of the Knit Picks merino wool yarns and that seemed to be the right adjustment to get the stitches to match up in size. I think I could have done a better job with the color selection for the stripes. Oh well, maybe next time. The flower was a bit tricky to embroider free hand but there is a nice diagram in the instructions and link to the video tutorial which is great.

I totally recommend this pattern.