Saturday, February 10, 2007

Gonna be missing!

Will be offline for the next 5.5 weeks. Dont know what Im gonna do with myself, maybe Ill finish the toothpick socks! I have pulled them out. :) Our internet provider (and phone, and telly) wont hook us back up for 5.5 weeks all of their engineers are currently fully booked! We will be trying to call every couple of days looking for a cancellation so fingers crossed we get it before then but who knows!
Till then, take care everyone, and happy knitting!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cant wait!

I havent done anything knit wise but I am waiting for to release the new free patterns...
you can have a look at them there, that first one being released on the 9th I am thinking I really want to make it!! :) By the look of it, its wide enough to wrap around my shoulders when Im sat about some place and a bit cold, or I can just toss it around my neck and run out the door and it will be a nice comfy scarf... I do love my branching out but really its a tad tiny to act as a proper winter scarf so I am thinking that one will do just right! :)
Come on Friday hurry up and get here!!
Thank you to everyone whos complimented me on my mittens! They are SOOO lovely and warm! Today I actualy had to take them off for a few minutes my hands just got a bit to warm. hehe. :)

Monday, February 05, 2007

Me Corazon, Me Amour

I finished the gloves on Saturday!! But I didnt have time to post them and then I tried Sunday morning but flickr was being worked on, but its not now!! :)
Heres the tips of the mittens...
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I did a three needle bind off instead of the kitchner stitching they suggest in the pattern... I HATE Kitchenering! Yes its a seamless looking join and you cant tell where you finish and were you start, but with mine, YOU CAN! So why not make it look pretty with the bind off! :) and it closed up just perfectly!
Now for the rest of the pictures and specs! :)
Pattern: Corazon from knitty
Yarn: Knitpicks Merino in Hollyberry and Vanilla gifted to me by my secret pal. Each glove weighs 40grams. But I am not sure how much of each I have left over. 2 hollyberry and 1 vanilla was plenty!
Changes: My hand measures 7in, the small size from the pattern but I went up to 7.5in so that I have room to flop my hands about on the inside as I think thats why I used to hate wearing mittens. Also as I explained above, the three needle bindoff. I also decreased EVERY row on the tips of the mittens instead of every other row, they would have just been to long otherwise. Thumb was done the same.
Now for the pictures as I know thats what everyone wants to see! :)
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Fronts arent they so cute!!
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The backs.. a couple mistakes from pulling the yarn to tight but I still think they rock! :)
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Mitten on my hand.. :) So warm and fuzzy!
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The sexiness on my hand! :) Oh yeah I know yall want a pair!! :) They have come in handy as well becuase its turned a bit chilly so I finished them JUST in time! WOO HOO!! Now I think I should try and finish those toothpick socks.. hmm Ill think about that for another time.. Maybe Ill read. hehe

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hows the mittens going?

I finished one of the mittens! :) Im not going to show a picture becuase then it sort of takes away from when both are finished... Really there isnt much to show from whats pictured in the last post.. well other then a fully finished mitten but I mean pattern wise it was just a repeat....
When I finished it and showed it to Mark asking what he thought his reply was "It looks like a big sock with a thumb!" AHHAHA I couldnt stop laughing when he said that because really, thats what it looks like... I made them slightly to big, but for a reason I HATE mittens because normally your hands have no room to move around, so making them yourself your able to go slightly to big and thats just what I did! :) after he made the sock comment I stuck it on my foot and was thinking they really would make awsome socks, just put in a short row heel and by george I think ya got it! Mind you it would be ankle socks... and I think I might do that one day... just not right now.. :)
Alright now Im off of here gotta run to the store and get some food for dinner... dunno what yet hopefully SOMETHING speaks to me while Im wondering the isles if not a side of cow for mark and Ill have something from the freezer, like soup even though its warm soup sounds nice....