Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yarn Along

{Yarning Along with Ginny again this week...)




After 2 (too short) evenings of work on the Christmas mitten (and 1 evening of starting over 50 gajillion times because that's how it works around here) I'm about 3 rows from the decreases. I was hoping it would go this quickly on the first mitten, because my schedule completely crowds up starting today and that second mitten might be difficult to finish by the Saturday deadline.


This mitten is Rigmor's Selbu Mittens, and even though I'm carrying both colors in one hand it's going a little faster than I thought. I really will try to learn to carry one color in each hand with even tension at some point, but not on a Christmas gift. I just can't give a handknit gift with wonky tension.


I'm still in re-reading mode, finishing up Eclipse and on to Hunger Games this week. Because I'm knitting more I'm reading less since those hobbies have to share the same limited amounted of free time I have. I did just download a copy of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's newest book on the kindle though, so I'm sure I'll be reading that too this week.

7 comments:

  1. I just downloaded the her newest book too, but have not started it yet. I adore Stephanie.
    I love your mittens and after the holidays I am going to give them a try!

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  2. Wow! That is a very stunning mitten. I can knit with both hands holding each yarn but I never like the tension.

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  3. The mittens are beautiful! I am loving color work right now, but think I am going to have to work out my colors more carefully next time... they aren't my fave. Good work!

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  4. those mittens look...complicated...lol good luck finishing them on time! i think we are all in that boat these days!

    :)
    jen

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  5. Wow those mittens look amazing!!!

    I like how the blue is a blend of blues.

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  6. I'm dying to read The Hunger Games, but have so many books to read before I can even think about that!

    The mitten is beautiful.

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