Easy Ribbed Fingerless Mitts
Pattern: Modification of Maine Morning Mitts by Clara Parkes
Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Poem in color #578
Content: 100% Wool
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 7.
Cast on: October 6, 2010
Bound off: October 7, 2010
Comments: My modification version is better than the pattern. But I'm biased. I do not particularly care for the Poems yarn. It's nice enough to work with, fairly even in size as you knit, soft to the touch (way better than Noro Kureyon), but it is easily pulled apart. At one point my project was laying on the table. I pulled on the yarn to draw it closer to me and it broke (the yarn, not the table). So, don't use it for something that you want to last awhile.
I started a second sweater last night. I know the first one isn't completely done yet, but it is at the point where I won't be wanting to KIP with it. It stays home now. I want to make another Christmas gift sweater, so I thought I better get it going. I won't say who it's for, cuz I want it to be a surprise, and that person reads my blog occasionally. I've chosen the February Lady Sweater pattern, which is a style that looks really great on the receiver of this gift. I'm using a superwash wool in a bright teal color.
I have exciting news! Being a Monica Ferris fan, I lurk over on her blog regularly. This week she had a blog contest and I won it! I couldn't believe it when I got her email. She is sending me an autographed copy of her latest book, Blackwork. Is that cool?
Live long and prosper. \\//