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Archive for October, 2010

Lots of knitting, only one finished object

I have been knitting and crafting ever spare moment…or so it seems.  However, I feel like I do not have much to show for it.  My larger project is a vest for me/store sample, but it has been put on the backburner to craft for the Elves Fair at our girls’ school.  I have made numerous items for the fair, but I can’t show them.  (suffice it to say, the reason is too long to go into here)  So, we are left with the only finished object I have that I can show and they were knit in a flurry. One of  Mycah’s teachers is leaving to move to Chicago.  Mycah is crazy for her and so are we.  We will be very sad to see her go, but understand that she is young and needs to find her way.  I knew I had to knit her some mitts after finding out she was moving to the windy city.  I usually make the Fetchings when I need a quick project, but I have become bored with the pattern and wanted to try something new.  So, I made the Sourwood Mountain fingerless gloves.  I had a small boo-boo in the beginning.  I knit the cuff out of Lush thinking that I could get a second ball at the store, only to complete the cuff and then find out the color I had is no longer produced.  (the yarn has been in my stash for at least 4 years…if not more)  So, I had to start again.  This time I chose Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.  It has great stitch definition, but I found the yarn to have a number of weak or broken plys along the way.  Very frustrating.  Of course, the day I have them ready to photograph turned into a soggy mess, so Henry had to photograph them tonight in the bathroom as this was the best light in the house.   He did a decent job given the conditions he had to work in!

Here they are….we will miss you Miss Fors!!!!!