Thursday, November 30, 2006
I recently completed a pair of Fetching. They are made in Debbie Bliss Merino Aran and used approx. 1 1/4 balls. They are really comfy and I'm making a pair for my SP9.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Well I finally finished up three pairs of the Fetching gloves from Knitty. With those stubby fingers, I was born to be a hand model, don't you think?
All three pairs are knitted with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. I recommend knitting with that yarn if you get the chance. I found some online for $5 a ball, and while I didn't get the exact colors I would have liked, I was stoked to get three luxurious finished projects for under $20.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I'm hooked on these babies!
I have another Fetching complete and have started a One-Cable scarf from One Skein to compliment them - I am getting cranked up enough about the project to make a set - eek! I made this pair with the recommended Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and really love the thickness and overall fabric. I think I'll stick with it for any future pairs. I did keep the picot edge despite my reservations because I figured that the new yarn deserved a try - it's okay - and I have this pair in mind for my mom - who made over the picot - so the edging had to stay. But next time, I think I'll do a regular bind off and maybe even add another cable row to make them a teeny bit longer - I should add though, I had about 20 inches of yarn left!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
my little bit of fetching
I finished a pair this weekend - I used Casacade 220 superwash that I had laying around. I really like them but I think I will try what I have seen others' trying and bind off plain jane - the picot edge just kind of curls up and you can almost miss it. And maybe add another little cable row to make them a teeny bit longer. Also, my next pair will be in the recommended yarn, cashmerino to see how it may knit up differently. This was first go at cables - I was pleasantly surprised that they were pretty easy - this was a good introduction project! Can't wait to get the next pair on the needles.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
After completing two pairs in other yarns, I now see why the pattern calls for the DB Cashmerino Aran. It's a dream and the definition on the stitches is beautiful. Sadly, however, I gambled and lost as I ran out of yarn about three rows before the picot bind off and had to scramble to substitute some yarn from the stash. Surprisingly it's not noticeable, but I was still annoyed, mainly at myself for only buying one skein. Live and learn... But I love the pattern and am sure that I have not made my last pair of these beauties!
yet another first pair
I changed the pattern a bit... I added an extra cable at the end because mine came out too short (I'm not sure why) and I wanted the gloves to cover my knuckles. At first I feared that adding a couple extra rows on one glove might result in having to buy another skein of yarn to finish the second, but I actually have some yarn left over. I also just bound off regularly because I didn't like the way the opening flares out with the picot bind off.
I'm planning on knitting another pair in light blue for my sister, and red for my roommate.