Monday, October 20, 2008

And then there is knitting....

I have been promising my friend Margaret a picture of these finished mittens for a while now, so here they are ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman's Mitered Mittens with adaptations according to Kathryn Ivy's blog:

This next knitting in progress picture is for my friends Mary, Lucy, Maple and Pam to show that I refuse to let any knitting project get the best of is my very own Moebius in the works!

My needles are probably to small and the yarn to thick for this project, but it is what I had on hand and once I got started I didn't want to stop. I think you can see my "twist" at about the 9 o'clock position? The yarn is Corriedale lamb and is very soft, plush and squishy so should feel warm and good next to the neck when finished

I will conclude by saying that I am happy that I did not let the knitting defeat me and to thank you all for your help...but I am still not sold on Moebius - LOL! Give me socks or lace or entrelac any day ;D

Finally, an update picture of my Jane Thornley Feather and Fan Wrap complete with kittens (so here is another shot of the pretty silver kitten along with one of her brothers, checking out the knitting) The colors of this wrap aren't quite so garish and bright in real life, I find them quite warm. There is one ribbon yarn in the mix that I am not that fond of, but will leave it to itself. Someone said that knitting one of these is kind of like eating potato chips (can't stop with just one) and I can see where that might be true...

Of course there is more knitting laying around the house...I have been working consistently on my Wrap Me Up Shawl and still loving that project, it is just so big that it is taking a while. A few pairs of socks and mittens (including one for my No More Hum Drum Mitten 3 partner) that are getting close to being finished. All this knitting, but not much spinning.

Never enough hours, it seems!


Pamala Rose said...

Way to go with the moebius! Even if you never do another at least you didn't let it win.

KnitNana said...

Those mittens are so cool!!!

Alpaca Granny said...

I was so hoping that I could trade you knit Moebii (is that plural for Moebius?) for socks.

Margaret at Heritage Yarns said...

Oh,Cary! Those mittens are to die for! Congratulations on a finished object!


Anonymous said...

oooooooh Cary- Ia m jealous!Actual knitting and a finished project!

I LOVE the colors in the wrap in the Feather and Fan Stitch

Heather said...

Those are some cool mittens!