I finished my So Called Scarf on Friday, and I realized that I still had two skeins of Malabrigo left…I found myself on a snow day enforced knitting roll…so today you get three FO’s instead of just one…
Yeah, I know – a little overboard and very pink and bright, but I just couldn’t help it. So let’s take them one at a time…
Love this pattern – and I think its perfect for the yarn. I used two skeins and this is a nice, long, light but warm scarf. This was definitely my “I’m tired and don’t want to pay attention to a complicated pattern” knitting project – I would drag it out on nights and watch TV and not pay too much attention.
I liked the pattern – but I must have not measured things correctly, because this is supposed to be a beret – and you can see from Cieara’s picture – it really isn’t. The pattern says to steam it in shape, and I’m not sure that it would help – I think I must have just sort of cut it short – I was really eager to get this done, and stop using this yarn – this was the third project and I was really tired of it. So its possible that I could have been stretching it to make the measurements…but I like the way it looks on me, and it will be warm, so its a keeper. I may try this pattern again, though, and see if I can get it right.
Pattern: Peekaboo Mitten (Ravelry)
Yarn: I think you know
Started: January 9, 2009
Finished: January 10, 2009
Well, I think these are ok – I wore them out today, so I know they are warm. But…I think next time I make mittens, I need to make them a little longer from cuff to thumb gusset, because these pull up a bit. And I think I’d make the cuff longer next time too – I added a half inch, but probably would have been happier with a full inch, or even an extra inch and a half. And these seem a little loose around . But really – I do like them, and think they will be pretty convenient on my commute because…
Yes, they have a little opening so I can get my fingers out to get my train ticket, coffee money or whatever I’ll need fingers for. I was afraid the opening would let in the cold, but as I mentioned – I wore them today, and they were pretty warm.
So there you go – my snow day yesterday turned into obsessive knitting and I’m pretty happy with the results. I’m not sure that I’ll ever wear them all together – I’m a bit worried that the color and sameness will seem a bit…overwhelming. I’m not sure why I bought this colorway – its pretty bright, and I’m more of a black/dark colors for things like this. I still have about a skein of the yarn left – but I think I’ll put it aside for now.
I did enjoy getting these fast projects done, and I think I’m going to make myself some more mittens and hats from the stash – I have some single skeins of things and it would be nice to have a choice (this is my only hand knit hat!). And I think I might make everyone some mittens – so easy and so fast!
I’m having problems with my January sock of the month – I didn’t like the first pattern I had selected – the yarn is too varigated and the pattern was lost. The second try just seemed too big, so I frogged it. I’m going to try again and I’m hoping that the third time is the charm – I don’t want to give up on the yarn since I feel like I should commit to using it up. So cross your fingers!
OK, off to watch the rest of the game with the boys – have a great week!