Saturday, November 17, 2007

FOs

Two Objects were Finished today. First, thanks to my brother, the previously-discussed programmable thermostat was installed. He apparently tired of my incessant questions about installing it -- I really can do things like this myself, but I worried a lot about doing something that would cause my heat not to work at all -- so he drove over this weekend to take care of it for me.

thermostat

I have to do a little touch-up painting, since the new thermostat isn't the same size as the old one, but I actually have a can of (matching) wall paint, so I'll get to that tomorrow.

The other finished object is the second Bus Stop Mitten.

Bus Stop Mittens

When I went back to the thumb of the second mitten, I realized that I had screwed up the gusset increases. This part of the mitten was done while I was listening to some speakers Thursday afternoon, and apparently I wasn't paying enough attention to the mitten! I didn't twist the M1 increases. Not a single one. So I have rather attractive little holes up the sides of the thumb. Attractive, but not warm. So I sort of whip stitched them shut from the inside. Not so pretty, but fine for now. I have enough yarn that I could make a third mitten, if I decide I can't stand it.

Now I have to concentrate on the Honeybee Stole. I counted today, and realized that this section (20 repeats of 10 rows, done twice since this stole is knitted from the center to the end) is much longer than the other sections. That's good -- this section is interesting but not difficult. The other sections look much more interesting.... and maybe difficult....

So tonight I'll work on the Honeybee while I watch this weekend's Netflix -- Easy Rider and The Queen (yes, I do have eclectic taste!).

8 comments:

Chris said...

The mittens are gorgeous!!

I have a different model thermostat. And, tragically, no matching paint for the weird wall spot... plus I have put that texture stuff up on the spot before I paint.

Linda the Sister said...

LOVE the mittens, sis! So pretty!

Bezzie said...

I love your mittens! So much better than the original pattern!

Amysatx said...

The mittens look fabulous and totally in your colors!

Helen said...

I'm eager to see your HoneyBee.
I love it, but am not inspired to knit it. I have the kit for the shawl (b/c a friend was sure I'd want to make it and so ordered two, and I loved the yarn too much to let THAT go back) but I think I'd really rather knit the stole -- but I can't swap the patterns (I tried), so I have to want it enough to buy the second pattern too.....

twig said...

Love the mittens!

Eileen said...

Love the mittens Janna, very cute!

AndreaLea said...

Awesome mittens!