On the left you see my first pair, nothing special, except they are made with angora wool and the yarn is selfdyed. You can see the halo going on. They are like heating pads, unbelievable warm. I've used up all of the 50g ball I've got from my OneSkein secret pal. They will come in handy once it gets cold, I love them. Hannah is modeling them for me.
Sam was so good to model the rainy day scarf. Finally done! It was not raining that day, but cloudy and dreary. The specifics for this scarf: yarn: Valley Yarns: Kangaroo Dyer, color: Night Sky, 50% Alpaca 50% wool, 250g/350yds on 5mm needles, the pattern is from "yarn demon", size: 4.5"X79" unblocked. I will not block it. It draws in quite a bit. At first I wanted to use up all the yarn, but the scarf got long enough and I had a little left over. So I made this little wallet sized thingy. Just playing around and having fun. I love this kind of blue (actually several hues of blue).
I've lined it with fabric, leftover from my quilting and sewing days. The button is from my visit to the Kitchener Fair.
Last night I started and finished these fingerless mittens. Would you believe it that I took time to get gauge? I wanted them to fit well. With a little math I figured it out. Looking through the blue Barbara Walker book I found this old German stitch pattern called "Fuchsia". This draws in a lot as you can see on the small picture. You would not believe they could fit, but they do.
I've used Filati Corallina Merino extrafine, not even one ball. On 3.25mm needles, it's a 12 row repeat. This yarn is springy, if you pull it, it pounces back. Funny feel to it too! Anyway, I love the color, that's just my kind of green, warm and juicy and they fit perfectly.
It seems I'll do anything to avoid to continue knitting on my "Bedbugs" lacey scarf, although it's grown a little. I'm not sure I'm ready for lace weight yarn yet. Although I'm enjoying it very much, I can't get over it how long it takes to finish something!
I've done 13 pattern repeats of the main lace part (and the beginning lace part). It's a 20 rows repeat, so I've done 282 rows X 65 sts = 18330 sts so far! I think it's a little over halfway done.
Since I've finished some things, I have the wildest urge to cast on some socks. I have so many nice sock yarns, it's hard to choose from, but I have to be strong. I still have to finish the vest for myself, I've got still 2 blankets waiting to be done, the lace scarf over there. I'd like to make some Christmas gifts (6 pair of socks, 2 lace shawls (HaHa), 2 hats, fingerless mittens) but I'm not going to make myself crazy if I can't do it.