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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A Trip Down Memory Lane

There is a bit of a problem over here at Pink Lemon Twist right now. You see, there's this project that I'm working on and its a secret so I can't post about it right now. I've been working on it for a couple of weeks now, but the time has come to devote every waking hour to it as there is a deadline that must be met. The problem is, since this is all I'm knitting right now and I can't show it to you, what does the blog do? Well, I checked and the blog doesn't know any magic tricks. It suggested Karaoke, but it sings off key so I won't put you through that. Then it came to me...I've only been blogging since Groundhog Day (totally underrated holiday in my opinion), but I've been knitting since 1998 or so. There are projects you haven't seen! So, I will dig out some things I've knit pre-blog and tell you about them. This leads me to a philosophical question...If it hasn't been blogged, does it truly exist? I'll have to think about that one after the caffeine kicks in.

So, first up on this trip down memory lane (this is not in chronological order - it just depends on what I pull out of the closet) are two pairs of fingerless mitts. You can see the left ones above. These were made late last year/early this year. The yarn is spindle spun from a merino/angora top (I believe it was 80/20 respectively) from Halcyon. I purchased 4 ounces and made them both from that initial batch. You've got to love angora - it weighs next to nothing! I knit the ones I'm wearing first, using directions from The Knitter's Handy Guide to Patterns by Ann Budd. That is the greatest book for general patterns and wonderful for spinners since you can pick your own gauge. I did do tiny little finger things on them and they are just wonderful to wear. After I finished the white ones, I looked at my yarn and realized that I should have enough to do another pair. I didn't want two pairs of white mitts though, so into the dyepot with some Wilton's (Royal Blue and Yellow if memory serves) and I got the wonderful, slightly variegated teal green. I decided not to do fingers at all on these, but I ran a cable braid up the back of the hand and edged them in seed stitch. Guess what? I still have some yarn left, but not enough to make a third pair of mitts.


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7:45 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I just love that book! It really lets you have some creative freedom while giving you some basic guidelines for patterns.

Love your fingerless gloves! And the half finger ones, where those difficult to do?

6:49 PM  
Blogger Micky said...

Very pretty gloves.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Jennifa said...

I really like the color of the one you're wearing. Very nice!

1:09 AM  
Blogger Jennifa said...

Blah, I wish I could have seen the entry when I was posting this comment...I meant I liked the color of the cabled one. Not that the cream isn't nice. I'll shut up now.

1:16 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

I like both gloves, but I think I like the green cabled one just a little better. Nice work.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Those are great. I haven't knit anything from my hand spun yarn yet, but it looks like glove-lettes are the way to go. Thanks for inspiring me!

8:36 AM  

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