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January 28, 2008

Mitten Progress

I have been crazy trying to figure out this pattern. I think I finally have it and I am not sure I like what I got so far.

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I think this came out too small for my hand. Am I surprised? Not really as I hardly ever check my gauge. Here is another shot. See if you can spot the difference

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This is the thumb side! If you look really close you can see a thumb on the left. I am pretty proud of this because it does look invisible.
Here is a close up of the thumb

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Here it is on my hand
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I wanted to put a lining in this so it is way to small. This literally fits like a glove!! Ha ha! I had many challenges with this pattern. And I do love a challenge. I knit this with size 5 needles. I think I am going to go up a needle size, try and neaten up my floats, and go for it again. This was my practice mitten.

While I was scratching my head trying to figure it out, I got some progress done on my Roza socks. I am almost at the toe!

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Sorry for the crappy pictures.

Posted by beth at 12:27 PM | Comments (12)

January 21, 2008

Inga - DONE

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Pattern: Inga Hat - Link was given on previous posts
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool in Green and Dark Grey
Needles: US 3 16" circulars and US-5 16" circulars

This hat didn't come out as tall as I thought it would be. I LOVE IT! It is very soft and very warm.

Because I am now getting a little too confident...I thought I would start some of Anna Zilboorg's Magnificent Mittens!

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I have ripped this out already and started like 3 times. And yes, it's the same yarn as Inga.

Sigh.... I guess I got too cocky...

Posted by beth at 12:44 PM | Comments (15)

January 16, 2008

Inga Progress

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Holy tall hats Batman! I hope this looks better on me than it does on Heada! I am now at the decreasing part of the pattern. It seems a little snug on me, but I am hoping a good blocking will help.

I snuck in a quick knit this weekend:

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Pattern: House Beanie - Charmed Knits - Ravenclaw colors (according to my son) The colors may be off. But hey, he likes it!
Yarn: Vanna's Choice - Lion Brand - 100% Acrylic
Color: Royal Blue and Chocolate Brown
Needles: US 5 circulars and US 7 circulars - 16"

I started this hat on Friday night and finished it on Sunday night. He loves it.

I did a little yarn shopping this weekend as some of you may know.....
One of my favorite LYS is closing for a couple of months. So she has to clear out the inventory. 50% off everything in the store.

I didn't do too much damage. I got some Dale of Norway Helio to make the Norwegian Socks in the Folk Socks Book and some Dale of Norway Baby Ull to make the Skull Isle Hat and Mitts from Debbie Stoller's new book. Oh and I got some Regia sock yarn. The Kaffe Fasset colorway kind. I plan on going this Saturday and next Saturday. Got to stock up. At these prices!

Posted by beth at 12:48 PM | Comments (9)

January 11, 2008


I got my camera last night!!! I am back baby with the pictures!

Okay here we go. I got an FO and I am thinking that Fair Isle is a GREAT THING. Or is this stranded knitting?
I dunno, but I am obsessed.

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I want a pair of these in every color possible. I think they look a little "Elfish" whatever

Here is a close up. Why? BECAUSE I HAVE A NEW CAMERA!!!!

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Pattern: Herringbone Mittens
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease (Cranberry Red and White)
Needles: US 6 DPNS

I think the red "bled" a little into the white. Not from the dye of the yarn but from the fuzz. I kept the pom pom off because I thought it would get in the way when wearing. I like the pom pom, but I just left it off

I think in my last post I told you I started the Inga Hat

I can show you a progress photo. Why? BECAUSE I GOT A NEW CAMERA!!!!

Okay, I will stop.

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Don't you love the pattern on this???

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Now this is a pattern I will have to try other combinations of.

Oh, my camera. It's a Cannon PowerShot A560. Oh and I took these pictures this morning. They don't look yellow like my last camera made them look! I love this thing.

Posted by beth at 12:36 PM | Comments (21)

January 08, 2008

Did ya ever wonder?

I see so many lovely Finished Objects everyday out there on the internet. Incuding mine! Hee hee...

But did you ever wonder what they look like a year later???

Well today is your day!

Remember this?


and this


Looks so nice! Well here it is after a year living with a 10 year old.

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Oh my....

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I think the cat got at it after the first week.....Thank goodness he LOVES this hat.

Well I didn't get my camera over the weekend. I didn't feel like going to the mall. I am hoping this weekend. So I may fill in the spaces with some then and now pictures.

I did finish my Herringbone Mittens and I must say they came out quite nice! They even look like the picture. Well except they are red and white...I am feeling a little cocky so I decided to start THIS.
Yes pretty ambitious.

Posted by beth at 12:38 PM | Comments (6)