Saturday, December 15, 2012

back to knitting

Which is what I do when I'm not sure what else to do.

While searching for the perfect yarn to tackle baby's sweater-coat project, I whipped up these fingerless mittens as a gift for my sister. She's very fun and fashionable, and I hope she likes these! (Wearing knitted gifts is coming back into fashion, right? Right.) I used a light sock weight yarn, since she lives in Texas, and doesn't usually see much of a winter there.


I will never be a hand model. 

Back to the sweater, I purchased some beautiful, natural merino wool from Grace. Much like knowing the farmer who grows your food, I think it wise to know the people who know and care for the animals your fiber comes from. It really is the way things ought to be, I feel. My very ambitious goal is to have this project completed by Christmas. I work well with deadlines. And so far the pattern isn't frightening me into avoidance (much).

9 comments:

  1. I really love the colours of the fingerless gloves- I'm sure your sister will be proud to wear them!

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  2. I can't wait to see the sweater! All of your knitting posts a while back kicked me into knitting mode and it has been so, so nice. I finally started knitting things other than scarves. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Els colors de les mitenes són preciosos, i el patró m'encanta!!!
    I la llana... és preciosa, semblen trossets de núvols :)

    I like the colours of the fingerless gloves, too, and also the pattern.
    And the natural wool is amazing! It seems bits of clouds :)

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    1. Thank you, Tina! Your words are beautiful :)

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  4. Love the color of the fingerless gloves too! I can't wait to see baby's sweater coat! Grace does produce some beautiful yarn! :)

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  5. Christmas is rapidly approaching! Good luck with your deadline. I work better under pressure as well, which I why I always wait to begin my shopping.

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  6. LOVE those fingerless gloves!!! I recently started crocheting them and am in love with their simplicity, cuteness and warmth!

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  7. I caught the knitting bug again whilst visiting my sister last month. I am a cowl making machine at the moment. I am sure your sister will think those "mittens" are just keen! So bright and colorful, too!

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