A couple of you asked me if I blocked or steamed my Flower Power mittens before photographing them. I did indeed steam them. I always steam colorwork when I finish it. It smooths out any lumps and bumps and “sets” the stitches so all is nice and smooth.
If you think that your two-color knitting sucks because it’s so bumpy, don’t pass judgment on it before you give it a good blast with your steam iron — it really does a lot towards smoothing out all sorts of inconsistencies.
Since this blog is all about reality, here is a photo of my current work in progress, un-steamed and un-retouched.
And a close-up of the un-steamed un-blocked knitting.
Yup, it’s a glove. Here’s the flip side.
And a close-up of the thumb gusset:
So . . . much . . . fun . . . to . . . knit! I even like knitting the fingers, because I have wee short dpns.
These are 4-inch long Suzanne ebony dpns, purchased from Patternworks.
Thanks for all the entries I’ve received so far for the Wollmeise lace give-away. See yesterday’s blog post for details on how to enter. You still have time!
Oh, and L-B has a request. She would like people to stop saying how nice and sweet I am in the comments. I have to tell you, she has been snickering. She knows me In Real Life, you see.
Lucy has a request, too.