Thursday, January 8, 2009

Baby Its Cold Outside

And that's why I'm trying to take a photo of my fingerless mitts while remaining indoors.

The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. These are a really quick and easy knit and they are comfy and warm and gorgeous. I like how they feel on my hand. A word of caution...BIND OFF LOOSELY or use a stretchy bind off. The first one I made I bound off too tightly and had to rip it back and re-do it. Not a big deal at all, but still. I used Malabrigo silky merino in Machu Pichu and size 7 dpn's. Click on the photo if you want to see the pattern. Its a very nice texture.

I also made this scarf:

I didn't block it (blocking would make it look a lot better) because I think I'm going to frog it. Its a really nice scarf and the pattern is simple, but I don't like the scarf for me and I decided last minute not to give it to the person it was intended for. SO.....maybe I'll make another pair of fingerless mitts with it.

Off to work on another quilt. I haven't quilted my greenery quilt yet...that is planned for this friday night with a glass of wine. A nice Greek red called St. George. Most Greek wines are god awful, but St. George is very nice. Another good Greek red is Monemvasia. Monemvasia is my favorite. When my husband and I were in Greece in 2006 we went to Monemvasia, but I couldn't drink the wine because I was pregnant with my twins at the time. That won't be the case this year, however!!

Happy Thursday!

7 comments:

Philigry said...

love th emitts! love the quote from the movie too! so funny! and so true.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the mitts. And we are headed for a high of 5 degrees next week. UGH - why can't spring hurry up and get here?
Kris

Stephanie said...

don't frog it! sell it on ebay! it is calling someone's name!

Jaime said...

Ya lost me with all the technical talk, but I think they both look great!

Chicago Sarah said...

That's a crazy cool scarf. What pattern did you use? And how was the wine/quilting? :)

Patty said...

If I ever learn how to knit, I will have a million questions for you. Bind off? Blocking? Machu Pichu? Ack. I do know what frogging is though. (And I am sure I will be doing a lot of that.) I just tagged you in a fun and easy photo tag. Check my blog for details. Happy Monday!

angie said...

Great scarf and mittens!

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