But you knew that, right?
As I mentioned yesterday, it’s freakin’ cold in my office. My poor widdle hands are cold and this makes me Not Happy.
I’ve been wearing the gorgeous pulse warmers that Johanne sent me for Christmas (see photo in this entry) but I don’t want to wear them out before their time by wearing them all the time, know what I mean?
And yesterday my handspun merino was screaming at me all day to knit fingerless mitts from it. To shut it up, I wound it into a ball and cast on for some fingerless mitts, making up the pattern as I went along.
My first attempt was less than stellar. Two-thirds the way through the first mitt I realized that I could probably put both my hands in the one mitt. Well, duh. So I ripped everything out and started over.
Well, one half-hour lunch break and a (cough, cough — don’t tell my boss, ‘kay?) one-hour conference call later, I had this:
A completed fingerless mitt that fits! Whee!
And my imitation of . . . The Claw!
I’m happy with this. It fits, and it’s nice and warm. Now I just have to knit the second one. On the off-chance that anyone is remotely interested, I’ll post the pattern in the next day or so.
From the Comments
How about adding a bobble or two near some of the vine bits near the shoulders (so they don’t press in to your back at the back when you lean back) – as another grape-y looking thing?
That’s a cool idea! However, not for this yarn. I’m using 100% silk that is soft and somewhat fragile. I think bobbles in this yarn would show a lot of wear quickly.
Susie asked (speaking of my Sonata gloves):
Those gloves look so nice and warm. Are they very thick?
They are knitted with Koigu on size 0 needles, so they are not extremely thick. However, all the garter ridges in them do make them thicker than a plain stockinette stitch and, I imagine, adds to the warmth. They are fairly warm, but I still feel the cold seeping in after being outside a few minutes. Of course, that’s true of all my gloves .
Was wondering if you could share how to knit vine lace??
The vine lace pattern is widely available. (Aw, crap — I typed vince lace again.) If you type “vine lace” into Google, you’ll get several online patterns that use it.
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Because I Know You Wanna Know (yeah right)
I can now put my hair in a ponytail.
Lucy doesn’t wanna know about it.
Well guess what? It actually snowed today. I had to clean two inches of the stuff off Xena before driving home. I am off from work for the rest of the week. Wheeeeee! Time for a second margarita!