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

Saturday, March 05, 2011

WOW!

That's it....WOW!
Can you imagine how much work this would be....especially when you consider the fact that I am only 1 outof at least 40 who participated in the Pallete yarn sample round-4!  I accidentally ran across the opportunity to sign up to receive a small (5 yards I believe) amount of each of the 100 different colors of Knitpick's Pallete yarn.  (On the Ravelry KnitPicks forum)  For a very VERY nominal charge, I would receive a bag full of samples - so very handy in planning colorwork knitting.  WOW.....that's all that I can say!  That and I hope the woman who did these had help - lots of help! 

Speaking of colorwork, my latest mittens are coming along nicely. 

The first mitten is done, and I actually am not sure which side I like the best.  Course, it doesn't help that one of the gals at TNKG saw a chicken instead of a cardinal when she looked at the mitten!!  LOL....you can probably guess what I see now......  It was totally innocent on her part - and quite hilarious actually! 

All the stats will be listed when I have a completed pair to share.  Soon, I hope.  Is there such a thing as SMS?  

I am totally in love with my new Signature needles!  I am working on a pair of socks with the 2.25mm size.  I had hoped to knit the cardinal/chicken mittens with the 2.5mm set, but the gauge was off.  So, I am using my 2.75mm Knitpicks Harmony DPNs.....and trying to resist ordering the 2.75mm Signatures.  Oh - must be strong!!!! 

4 comments:

Judy S. said...

Looks to me like you hit the jackpot! Do you do scarves ever? Isn't there a pattern where you knit the scarf lengthwise with oddments of yarn and make fringe instead of weaving in the ends? Although I suppose you can do quite a bit with 5 yards. Absolutely love that mitten pattern, and that bird is definitely a cardinal! Can you share the pattern source? Oh, and do you always do your colorwork with a multi? I really like the effect!

Elaine said...

Oh it definitely looks like a cardinal to me! I love them. I'm curious if the cuff is snug enough to keep out the cold? I've never tried that type of ribbing before. I think all those samples will be good way to teach BG his colors! Think what a fun game that would be!

Artseycrafts said...

WOW again. It must have been lots of work getting 100 samples ready to mail. Your red Polwarth worked well with your Cardinal mittens - very nice. And yes, I do believe there is such a thing as SMS - vbg.

Karen said...

Your mittens are beautiful! Now that winter is drawing to a close (I hope!), I have an urge to knit mittens...