Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I am actually busy knitting, but my current projects are Christmas gifts. I always like to be done early. I do have some relatives that take a look at my blog and I don't want the ruin the surprise. Secondly, I spent the best $15.00 of my life. Reading EZ's books I realized there are 12" circular needles out there. So I went to my favorite yarn and notions store and found a size 4 12" needle, well many of the smaller sizes were there. I wanted 4 for EZ's Norwegian mittens instead of dealing with double pointed needles. WOW, I am sold I got the first mitten done in about a day and the second is half way done (work gets in the way). I think I may even enjoy knitting socks now.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Here is my first go with mittens. The wool is Reynolds Lite- Lopi made in Iceland. I used #3 needles and without testing gauge they fit me, but my hands are not big. I did have to make them a little longer than the directions said, so I had to add a couple more motifs. Next time I would use #4's to offer a little more room. The directions were great in Knitting Around, they are little different from the pattern in Knitting almanac. You just have to think it through like EZ would.