Sunday, March 1, 2009

Actual Knitting

I started and finished baby booties for a girl at work who is expecting a girl. I had finished the hat (top down baby bonnet)ravelry link ages ago and was just waiting for the right recipient. The yarn is Regia Silk in very fun baby colors. I had lots of yarn left so I did matching booties. Out of this yarn I have done 2 hats and not a pair of slippers - I might just have enough for another pair of booties. I have done these slippers twice before and after each time I tell myself I am going to do the bottoms at the same time so that they can be the same length (you might think I would just get better at measuring, but alas that is not the case).

I recently made Jason some mittens as we have been riding our bikes even in the cold and the mittens doubled with our leather gloves certainly add in keeping out the cold. So I made myself some as well. For both mittens I used Encore which is a acrylic/wool blend. It is great for those projects that will need to be washed and dried. Only I had to be difficult and choose one with a cable. I do love the cable - put not the thumb. It is an after thought thumb and although my friend helped me figure out how to do the gusset increases for a thumb - I had already finished one and wasn't going to rip the other one. I do like how they turned out, although I don't really think I am a mitten girl. I like being able to use my fingers. ;-D

Hope everyone has a great week.


Bubblesknits said...

You ought to try the PeekaBoo Mittens. They have a little slit about halfway up the fingers so you can slip them out any time you need them. I made a pair for my Dad and he loves them.

I think it's a free download on Rav, too. :-)

Channon said...

I'm with you. There are some beautiful mittens patterns out there, but I'm a gloves and fingerless mitts kinda' gal.