Thursday, March 06, 2008

More Catching Up

There's no good way to take a picture of a pair of mittens on your own hands.

Very Cabley Mittens

These are the Very Cabley Mittens, made from Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in KPM Pink. They were 3/4 done when I ran out of yarn, and had to wait almost a month for the new skein. Nevertheless, these have been finished (and been worn daily) for a couple weeks. Easy-peasy, well-written pattern -- if you need a pair of mittens, I'd recommend this pattern -- and, frankly, if you live in Iowa, you're not done wearing mittens yet!

After finishing the mittens, I decided it was time to pull a wip out of hibernation (because all I had on the needles was a Wisp, a pair of Bird in Hand mittens, and two pairs of socks). This is what I found:

Arwen

Yes, it's my Arwen (also available in the Winter 2007 IK). I finished the back and began the left front before I moved here last spring. I've gotten to the left sleeve now, and when I finish this post, I'll do the short-row sleeve shaping. I'm a little nervous about that -- I've only short-rowed on socks, and the idea of short rows on a sweater is scarier!

The cables are awful pretty, though, and a lot of fun, too.

Arwen cables

9 comments:

Linda the Sister said...

WOW! Pretty mitties.

Chris said...

Really cool mitten pattern. *sigh* I WISH we were done with mittens.

Oh! Arwen! Those cables are great.

twig said...

Love the mittens. I'd forgotten about Arwen from IK (it's 2006 instead of 2007, though) and I think it's definitely worth another look-see into my stash and see what's there.

Kim B. said...

Your mittens looks great! I made a pair of those recently. I'm right there with you about the weather. We're supposed to get 10 inches of snow here in Ohio this weekend. Ugh! I'm ready for spring!

Bezzie said...

ARWEN! I remember when you ordered the yarn for that one...sniff sniff. I don't miss TX, but I miss the Sunday afternoon SNBs.

NeedleDancer said...

Short rowing in sleeves is just as easy. Really.
I can't wait to see Arwen finished...

Steven said...

Awesome cables. And such pretty pink mittens!

You may have inspired me to re-tackle a long-languishing project. Just maybe.

Courtney said...

I love your Arwen. Now that I've gotten over my fear of cables, I might have to try it too.

dale-harriet said...

I'm catching up on your catching-up...and may I say, you're CUTE!! Whenever I see pix of knitters in their wares my first thought is "There's someone I'd like to share a cuppa tea and a chinwag with!" (How far is Iowa City from Fairfield, I'll be visiting there sometime next summer!) And those mittens are darling....we're not done with 'em yet either, I may have to try a pair. Snow's bound to melt by....mid-July, I bet.