Friday, November 30, 2007

Finished & Gifted

The Fetching mitts I was working on before Thanksgiving were done and wrapped up in time to give them to my friend when she arrived from Boston. We're both very happy with them. She didn't bring them camping with us, which is fine by me, because now they are still nice and new for her!

Pattern: Fetching, from Knitty, Summer 06
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in Garnet, leftover from the Minimalist (Ravelry link)
Needles: Inherited aluminum dpns, size 6 or so

Notes: Great, fun pattern. I'll knit a pair up for myself one of these days. I have a pair of elbow-length fingerless gloves, and the length is just so annoying for long-sleeved shirts and jackets.

I did four repeats of the cable on each wrist, and the cables are all going the same way. The pattern has the cables mirroring each other on each hand, but I think that's a bit much. I don't like having to figure out whether a mitten is for my left hand or right hand.

These photos were taken at 7 am before taking Shannon to the airport. That would explain the silliness, but Shannon and I are silly like this all the time. She's a wonderful friend!

On a non-Fetching related topic, I just learned I have several lurking blog readers! It's always fun to know who shows up and reads, since without any comments, I have no idea whether anyone is actually reading! I mean, I have BlogStats to tell me, but that's just not the same.

So, c'mon guys (Dad, Melissa, I know you're out there!), leave a comment, even if just to say hi!


Bertha said...

Hi! Nice Fetchings! One of these days when I learn how to cable, I'll be making them!

Ink and Indigo said...

Hello! Nice mittens. Good to see you've recovered from the ordeal of the bizarre yarn shop owner.

Melissa said...

Hi! I'm coming out of the closet I suppose. I love the pictures of Shannon. I am sitting during a dull moment at work in my knitting store wondering how I can be as crazy as the lady in the beehive.