Thursday, August 31, 2006
Yay, see?(Oy, so shiny!) It hangs, um, a little low. But that's okay! It's a sleeping shirt, made of soft, silky bamboo (Eden Madil, bought soooo long ago). No adjustments to the pattern. It's really ideal for a petite woman, which I am not, so I'm just gonna be large and in charge. If you make this one, be sure to make it a size smaller than you are. Negative ease, if you please.
Detail of the waist shaping.
Detail of garter lace edge.
Also, the weather here has been gray and stormy and rather Octoberish, so naturally one's thoughts turn to mittens.
And let's make them the MOST COMPLICATED MITTENS EVER.
This is the Frostrosen Mitten by Nordic Fiber Arts, and they were complicated (for me) because this is my first two color project. The kit is super-sweet: you choose the colors of yarn and they send them to you along with the pattern in a plastic bag that totally reminds me of checking out books on tape from the library when I was a kid. Do you remember those? Where the book came with the tape? And when it was time to turn the page the xylophone went "plplplplplpling!"
Ahem. I can't believe it, but I actually learned how to hold the white yarn continental style (left hand) and the blue yarn English style (right hand). My eyesight is a little strained from reading the charts but it was so fun to see the pattern appear. They are super-warm, too. Not so perfect for August, but great to protect ones hands ("mitts") from the elements.
The elements of beer, of course.
Will someone please at least knit me some pants, the suit can come later. Challenge!!!
The wife is not obliging in a timely fashion.
I am a 32"w X 34"l. Or 33-34"w after a couple of "elements".