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

Sunday, August 01, 2010

The beat goes on..........


My "Spinner for Hire" career has come to a close!  Back into retirement I go.  It was fun, and I certainly hope my "customer" (lol - what a hoot!) is pleased.  She already has the first 4 skeins, and seemed very pleased, so I expect these last 12 skeins to be equally well received.  They are very thin/thick, lumpy/bumpy - but it is as she requested.  It does give the yarn character......


I also have my Norweigan Rose socks finished.  I really like them.  The fit is very nice!  They are keepers....


And this morning I was up at 3:30.  Partly due to a very dedicated husband (working 12 hours on a Sunday!) and due to Sofee, who thought it was time to get up.  So....I started this mitten:


It's a pattern from the newest Knitty.  It would have been better had the colors been reversed, but I had more of the blue and being safe, I decided it should be the main color.


I may like the palm side better actually.  Probably not my favorite style of mitten (I much prefer a long cuff, a gusseted thumb, and non pointy shape) but I had a small skein of each color, (handspun) and was itching to knit it into something.  This was my 3:30am project of choice!  Hmmm....perhaps there is a lesson to be learned there.    

6 comments:

Walden said...

The yarn all spun up looks wonderful! I'm waiting for my spinning day when I can make the yarn what I want it to be instead of the other way around!

The Norwegian socks look so pretty! The two colors work wonderful together.

Not a mitten fan myself, but I think the colors you used look really nice together. I know you think the colors should be reversed, but the look great as is too.

Monika said...

wow- everything looks amazing. I love your spun yarn, I totally love your socks, and the mitten does not look too shabby either!

Dorothy said...

Your customer should be very pleased indeed. I'm certainly not at the point that I would stick my neck out and spin for someone else. I'm also surprised that you can knit something that complicated at 3:30 in the morning! I'm barely coherent by then.

Artseycrafts said...

Beautifully spun yarn which Sheila should appreciate. Hopefully you can show us how she uses it too.

Your projects are gorgeous!

Judy S. said...

Great spinning job! I LOVE the socks. Did you share your color choice somewhere? The mittens are nice, and I think complement the socks. I might have to check out that pattern!

Vicki said...

The colors are very nice...love them.
Also, BG is such a big boy and so cute. I love that picture of him with his goodie bag at the parade.