"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

FO's and New beginnings

My glittens are finished! Thank goodness!! Terrific to wear, they are - fun to make, they are not. Sofee and I will deliver to mom as soon as they are dried. Sounds like they will be to her just in time for another major snowstorm!!! This is a semi-original pattern, knit of Dale of Norway Heilo. Dpns size4,5, and 6.

Also finished is another fun and quick pair of worsted weight socks for the "bigger kids" at CIC. Stitch pattern courtesy of Marguerite. Thanks again Marguerite!

Probably the new "Monkey"by Cookie rage brought to mind the time when "Jaywalkers" by Grumperina was all the rage. As I remember, there was a fitting problem for some, while others just loved the pattern. I was intrigued, and in an effort of procrastination from the dreaded glittens, I cast on Jaywalkers. Sort of love them.....!! So far the fit seems fine, but time will tell. I am knitting these in a Lisa Souza yarn. The colorway is Graphite, and is really more gray and less blue than the photo portrays.

And - for the new beginning part of this post: One can never have too many Monkeys!! I am casting on for my 2nd pair very soon. Shirley and I are doing a pair in a plain color while joining in the Sockmaniac's March KAL. Should be fun!

Come back later for a BLT! (1st sign of spring at my house!!)


Pat said...

The glittens are a work of art!
I've never made jaywalkers - now that you are making them, I may be the only one in blogland that hasn't made a pair...and I really like them!

Artseycrafts said...

I like everything! Your Mom will be very warm in her new mittens and also very "snazzy". I wondered how the tomato seeds were coming along. Yum!

Jennifer said...

Love those glittens! And Sofee looks so cute in her little bed :)

Rebecca said...

AND, I just started a Monkey Swap! Take a look: http://monkey-sock-swap.blogspot.com

Angelika said...

How many of those glittens have you made so far? They seem to be very popular with your family and friends. Great job and happy knitting.

Anonymous said...

Your glittens are beautiful! The socks are great too.

Marguerite said...

The glittens are so pretty. Love the colors and they look so practical for any frigid occasion.

Fun to see the little rib pattern knit in worsted weight. I haven't done a worsted weight pair yet, but now that I've seen yours it's only a matter of time.

J.L. Yarnworks said...

The glittens look like so much fun...but definitely a lot of work! I'm loving the Lisa Souza colorway..the sock pattern you chose seems to work really well with it.

charlotte said...

I really do love your work. I think the mittens are great! It's a good idea for a present. Actually, I'm just getting into knitting but I'm becoming an addict. I found an interesting web-site www.kokobino.com where there are really nice knitting kits with original patterns. Sometimes they have discounts on the web-site. Have you tried it ?