11.06.2007

At loose ends

Well, it seemed like a good idea. Now I'm not so sure. Z chose the colors and given his penchance for "stripey" clothing we determined to make him some appropriate mitts.

Man! I like this pattern much more as a solid. So fussy to switch colors and it gets all wonky with the thumb gusset increases.

Not to mention the ends. The ends!

Oh ye of much knowledge. Suggestions please. Pattern? Technique?

I have SERIOUS second mitt syndrome. This is a problem because, as you will see, it's getting a little chilly up here.


Goblin Eyes. 4 oz. of Spunky Club Romney spun into 130 yds of worsted weight 2 ply. Loving those color comboes. Maybe I'll give some mittens a chance.

The vibrancy died down a bit in setting the twist. Lots of dye on my fingers and in the rinse too. Hmmm...


Here's the Maldives from Hello Yarn Club September. Three stages of prep and ready to spin. Don't those colors look SMASHING against the red couch?!?!?


It snowed quite a bit yesterday but nothing stuck. Above is Z's snow pic.

Note: lower right corner - "When Good Pumpkins go Bad!"

8 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Like a cross between mittens and pasta...I do like the colors though, it was a good choice...

Heaven's, snow already? Lucky!

Alice said...

I nearly always work ends in as I knit, makes such a difference. You just act as if you are carrying yarn in stranded knitting.

keri said...

My what lovely goblin eyes you have! I am amazed at how fast you spun that up and so evenly too! For dyes that have a tendency to leak a good glug of vinegar never hurt anyone. =)

Katie said...

Not much help with the mittens, but your Goblin Eyes looks great! I am trying to wait for my new spindle to come to spin it. I will be wary of the running dye.

laura said...

I am absolutely no help on the mitten front, but that one sure is cute!
..and you are right about the chill factor recently.
I love that Z caught those flakes on film. :)

Lindsey said...

At first I didn't think the name "Goblin Eyes" really went with the colors in that yarn, but as I though about it, I came to the conclusion that it does look fairly sinister. It is beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

Now I'm drooling over your yarny goodness!!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I love the mittens! I have no advice on what to do with the ends except maybe to make them really long so you can attach the other mitten to them and then thread it through his coat sleeves so he never loses a mitten (ok, hugely run-on sentence that I'm not sure makes any sense!). And snow already? Egads!

Lulu said...

I am digging the goblin eyes colors. Don't know about LV yet. Just finished a pair of socks and still have all thay sock yarn, but I sure don't like wrestling with dpns on a plane. So right now, I'm exploring my options...any suggestions? I'm about to experiment with some kool-aid dyeing. Can you tell I'm bored?