Sunday, March 30, 2008

Various projects

Although I haven't been posting much here, I haven't been passively eyeing the doings of the household from my perch, like Soul (although he doesn't seem to be eyeing much in this image):



I've been sitting knitting on these fingerless mitts designed by Lynn Vogel. I can't tell you how impassioned I was to GET THEM DONE. Don't you hate to find a bag of half knitted something or other in the bowels of some tote bag or other in the back of the closet? I know I have several. And oddly, all in shades of green . . .



L graciously modeled these for me, as my poor hands are far too stubby to show them off in these. B helped me greatly by picking up four stitches for the thumb (I had to play catch with a stitch that I had neglected to pick up from the 15 stitches on waste yarn awaiting knitting up for the thumb on one). These were not difficult, just for me fiddly; I haven't knitted on four double pointed needles in a while. Thanks to A and B, I moved down from U.S. size 2 to size 0 needles; otherwise, these would have likely fallen off my hands and L's.



And I took this looong pink tabby from the loom, which was the first thing to be finished in almost 20 years. I think I'm going to order these waffle weave dishtowels from Halcyon, rather than design anything at this point, just to keep up the rhythm.



Plus I haven't been doing much during spring break over at the university . . .
but I'll try to have a syllabus up soon in preparation for summer school.

13 comments:

d. chedwick bryant said...

Love Soul so much!

nice fingerless gloves--good color too--

Can't you weave your own towels!?!?

tut-tut said...

Ched:

What I'm ordering is a KIT to weave my own towels; sorry I didn't make that clearer.

tt

poppy fields said...

I think green is my favorite color...love those gloves!

Katie Alender said...

Those gloves are beautiful!

DineometerDeb said...

The gloves turned out great.

Your cat looks almost exactly like mine. I should bring a picture next time. I love tuxedo cats. It's like having a little butler around the house. Haha!

lettuce said...

the gloves are FAB, really great. those bitten partly-painted fingernails look SO FAMILIAR to me!

and the weaving is lovely - i like the subtle colours. and the selvedges look excellent. what will you use it for?

lorenzothellama said...

Those mits are brilliant! I've been looking for a pattern for ages but ended up just knitting two tubes without a thumbhole! Still, Spring is coming so hopefully won't need any now until the Autumn.

Sally Crawford from London said...

Fingerless mitts are among the world's most useful things at keeping the hands warm and the fingers tapping.

I lost my favourite pair; another favourite stripey pair mostly disappeared into moth caterpillars' tummies (do not leave your best cashmere glovies on the windowsill) and I have a faithful old red pair which have only a few moth holes and which I wear sitting at my computer (located in a nice - but cold - nook).

You could take orders for these, tut-tut. :))

Sally Crawford from London said...

PS: I love the expression 'tuxedo cat'. :>

Gledwood said...

I used to have a very beautiful jet black cat with just the oddest bit of white on her...

those gloves are v funky!

Hey at long long long long LONG last after thwarted attempts with the thing just not letting me until I changed computer I FINALLY PUT YOU IN MY LINKS ~ WAHEY!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I'm honored. If I could figure out how to do it, I'd have a list of links over to the right, too.

tt

LeenaM said...

The pattern of gloves is interesting, it "behaves" nicely. I could need this kind of gloves , when I am with my camera outside for photographing, good idea!

Have a great day!
Do you have already blooming trees or flowers over there?

MotherPie said...

I think the pattern AND the color is most lovely!