Monday, November 12, 2007

New Obsession

First it was cables, then it was lace, and now it's colorwork. Working with yarn in each hand is so much fun, even if my right-hand tension is all wonky!

one finished Bus Stop Mitten

Don't get me wrong -- I still love cables and lace, but for some reason colorwork has always intimidated me. And, in fact, I don't know what made me decide to even attempt that mitten. But I'm glad I did!

So, next in the queue (after I've finished the mate to the above AND after I've made significant progress on the Honeybee Stole) will be Eunny's Endpaper Mitts. And I also want to make her Anemoi Mittens. I haven't thought about colors for the mitts yet -- I'm hoping to find something appropriate in the sockyarn stash -- but I'm thinking orange and blue for the Anemois. I'm quite taken with the idea of bright Illini colors with that elegant stitch pattern!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

The mitten looks sweet! I bought yarn for Endpaper Mitts but have been too chicken to cast on. You've inspired me.

Amanda said...

Very pretty! I've always wanted to try colorwork but I'm too darn chicken. ;)

Linda the Sister said...

The Anemoi mittens are gorgeous! Please make me a pair? In chocolate brown and pale blue? Please?

Your mitten is lovely! What fun colors!

Amysatx said...

How fun! Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your colorwork labor!