12.14.2007

Pinky, Low, and Frosty


Totally adore this pattern. Super quick and with less than one skein of Koigu KPPM. Had some left after the beret frenzy from earlier this year, which makes me remember how much I appreciate that pattern.

Need to check the Purl Bee blog again.
Never met a pattern of theirs I didn't like.

These are a giftie for my sister-in-law, lovely wife to 10%.
Knit pretty small (they're super snug on my hands) using US2 DPNs. I've tried the magic loop but the DPNs just help me organize myself better.



And more spinning.

Hello Yarn Fiber
"Low Country"
Shetland Wool

316 yards - a significant chunk o'yarn
as a reminder - those are Size 11 clogs.

DK Weight - getting thinner and thinner!!!

Split the roving down the middle to see if I could get the colors to line up. Sometimes yes and sometimes no.

Thinking about a top down raglan for Z. I've asked Santa for some Zimmerman books. That should do it.



Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club
November 2007
"Pie for Everyone"
4 oz Falkland Wool
plied with BlueBells from KnittyGritty in her Etsy shop
95% Cormo and 5% Icicle

Wanted to bust out and boldly try something new. Now that I can get pretty thin singles - took the fiber club offering spun as thickly as I could. No longer so easy! Plied with thinly spun sparkly singles.



Can you see the glimmers here?
Now the perpetual question: What to make?
Is it lame to knit up another Urchin?



'Tis the season.

Took Z and Moonpie to visit Santa.

"Sweet Mother of Red Velvet! The Bearded Dude has his hand on my stomach!" (photo left)
followed immediately by the classic "Deer in the Headlights". (photo right)

Z was just giggly.
Later, he was bummed that he forgot to ask Santa where the reindeer where.

9 comments:

Lindsey said...

Your yarn always looks so lovely!

You have also made me feel much better about sticking with DPNs. I have gotten the feeling in the past that I would be a much more "sophisticated" working with a circular needle, but I always seem to get tangled up in my knitting when attempting magic loop.

Ali said...

Love the Santa snaps! We have gone so ridiculously politically correct here, that children are no longer encouraged to sit on Santa's knee. It's the big red stranger danger thing. They now hover, semi formally in front of him - one I saw even shook hands.

We Brits are so buttoned up sometimes.

Chickenbells said...

Ohhh...love the mitts...I HAVE to make some (and then we can all breathe a sigh of relief because we don't have to hear those words out of my mouth anymore) I love the Santa photos! I need to dig the ones of me out sometime!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Great Santa photos. And, guess what? I bought a crochet hook and some yarn and have actually done a few stitches! Woo hoo! (I can't handle two knitting needles; gots to keep me to one needle).

Knittingcaboodle said...

Cute pics of the kids with Santa! I'm going to look at the mitts pattern, it looks just about right for me.

tiennieknits said...

Great mitts! Cute Santa photos of your kids!

Christina Marie said...

Lovely mitt pattern, Nuttnbunny! Thanx for the link.

Dawn said...

Oh your Sentient Baronessness, you keep me in a state of wanting to learn to spin desperation. And those are some fine fingerless mitts too.

Max said...

Oh, these mitts are *very* nice in Koigu! Thanks for the pattern link - I will be casting on for these during my Year of Knitting from Stash.