Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Monday, November 07, 2005

11 days and counting. . . .

Yeah, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 11 days. ELEVEN DAYS!!!! That's less than 2 weeks! Yipppppppeeeeeeeeee! The blue knitters are all going to the movie together. Yee haw! I am still working on HiP and here's the picture to prove it: Only question is; am I going to be able to finish it in time???? I have to make some MAJOR progress as it is getting cold here and I will need a lot more length to be able to wear it properly. You might have noticed that I altered the striping pattern. I wanted a little bit of difference there. I am going to go back to the double striping and then back to the single and then the double once again. That should be about the right length. We'll just have to see.

On the warm hands KAL front, I started my first mitten ever. I did all of this in one day so I am pretty excited about finishing these up quickly. Here's what I have so far: (see picture)

I am using Elsebeth Lavold Angora in Burgundy for the cuffs and the flap opening. The mitten itself is from Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool in the Pine Needle colorway. Isn't it cool? I still have to kitchener the top, add the thumb and add the burgundy openings stitches (so there isn't a gaping hole) for the fingers flap.

Here's another shot of it (backside of the hand) with the finger flap up. I really like the idea of the flap so that I can use my fingers if I choose. The angora ribbed beautifully, is snug but soft at the wrist and keeps things warm and dry. I can't WAIT to get these done!
I can't choose what to knit on every night. I want to knit on them all!!


At 10:29 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

Beautiful colors for your mittens.

Am I the only person on the planet that hasn't read a HP book or seen a HP movie??


At 1:33 PM , Blogger Esther said...

I love love love knitting mittens, they are almost more fun than socks :)

At 2:14 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Looking good!!! I just passed 7 sets of stripes on my scarf -- there is going to be some serious power knitting going on if I expect to actually finish it before the movie :-) but I think I'm only making my scarf 11 stripes long (I think), so I suppose it's more managable

At 10:12 AM , Blogger Maureen said...

great job on your first mitten. I love the color combination.


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