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December 31, 2007

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to see it...

Will you hear a sound? Is that how it goes?

Or if a pair of Dashing’s fell in the woods and no one is around would you pick them up?

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I would. These are the husband's Dashings. I did indeed finish them on Christmas Eve. He knew about them so they didn't get wrapped. I really like these. I may even make a pair for myself. I wasn't too happy with how the thumb came out. But I cleaned up the holes a bit.

Don't these look like logs though?? That is the reason for the title of this blog post.

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Or put THAT in your pipe and smoke it..... Pipe tobacco of course..... I am not sure how flamable these are....


They do look much better on though don't you think?

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yes that is my arm. Husband wasn't up for a photo shoot.

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Pattern: Dashing from Knitty - Link above
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease - Hunter Green
Needles: US 5 DPN's


I was going to do a year end wrap up, but I really don't need to bore you with my lists of things that I will probably never make right? So I leave you with a new project I am working on:

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These are the infamous Herringbone Mittens sans pom pom (I feel it will get in the way)

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I'm getting better at my stranded knitting aren't I??? Love this pattern! I am struggling a bit at with the thumb. Hope to have that worked out soon.

I am also hoping by next weekend to have my new digital camera.
So in closing, I want to thank all of you for your Christmas wishes! And I hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Posted by beth at December 31, 2007 12:32 PM


LOVE the Dashings.

Posted by: Shannon at December 31, 2007 03:08 PM

I've had the same problem with the thumb on my dashings, too. I ended up twisting the stitches while picking up and doing some clean up work that includes drawing the ends through some additional stitches to pull them together.

Yours look great and the color is perfect for a guy. Hope your husband enjoys them!

Posted by: jessica at December 31, 2007 03:53 PM

Just love it... It's look like some woodish thing, yes... And I just love the mittens to... and the christmasyarn in them... Have thought about knitting this mittens but couldn't find out the right yarn!!! :(
Hugs from me ;) And I wish you A Happy New Year toooooo...

Posted by: Bim H-D at December 31, 2007 04:47 PM

They do look like logs- like little wood pixies should be peeking out of the thumb holes :-)
Very nice, and they look to be nice and warm. I haven't tried stranding yet, but seeing photos of your projects may be just the motivation I need- keep them coming!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Posted by: Amy at December 31, 2007 08:07 PM

Man, I must get on this fingerless mitts bandwagon. The Fetchings look great! I finished the Imogen jacket. Do I get any points for that?

Posted by: Paige at January 1, 2008 02:08 PM

Oops, I meant Dashing....

Posted by: Paige at January 1, 2008 02:09 PM

They DO look like logs!

Posted by: lisa at January 1, 2008 02:51 PM

Happy New Year! Those Fetchings really do look like tree logs. Your new mitts are so cute. I'm seeing some lovely stranded mittens and gloves lately and they're really tempting me to give two color knitting a try (finally).

Posted by: Karma at January 1, 2008 05:10 PM

Very nice and warm tree like Dashings! They look great! I love the mitten too. It looks like fun!

Posted by: Salt City Spinner at January 2, 2008 02:10 PM

I snorted soda up my nose at the logs comment, but you're right! They do look strangely like logs!

Posted by: Sara at January 3, 2008 11:40 AM

I noticed that marked tree branch look to mine, too! Lol. I seem to have to weave around all the thumbs I pick up lately . . . whatever works, eh? I don't really like that "thumb trick" so much - sort of nerve wracking to undo the waste yarn. Your Herringbone mittens look great!

Posted by: meg at January 6, 2008 03:50 PM

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