Monday, November 12, 2007

piling up the gifts

(First off, apologies to those who read through Bloglines. I have no idea whatsoever why it keeps showing the same posts as new every time I refresh. It may have stopped... for now. Fingers crossed, and I'll try to investigate. Any ideas out there?)


But onto the knitting!

Pattern: Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns basic mitten
Yarn: Diakeito Diamusee Fine, color 113, purchased at Knittingsmith in Cold Spring, NY (spring of 2006, I think?)
Needles: size 1 Addis
Modifications: I think that the second mitten is slightly smaller than the first, which was entirely by accident. But no hands are the exactly the same size, right? So it'll be fine?

I started the mittens for myself, but some gauge issues resulted in mittens that were a little too small. It's completely fine, though: I've got lots of petite little cousins that need Christmas gifts, and these are going in the gift bin.

Pattern: Charade, by Sandra Park
Yarn: Regia Havanna Color, purchase in Germany on vacation (August 2006)
Needles: size 0 Addis (two circulars)
Modifications: None intentional.

I'm a big fan of this pattern, and will certainly make it again (and soon!). I adore Regia sock yarns, because they seem to be the most durable yarn on the planet. But since I have multiple pairs of pink-ish socks in my drawer, these will be going to a deserving aunt for Christmas.

So: two more gifts complete! I think that I might make this gift knitting goal after all! Stealth knitting continues on the side, too, to surprise some readers for the holiday. (Yes, Mom, this means the gift for you.)

3 comments:

~Kristie said...

I'm so impressed with all of your gift knitting. Your friends and family are all so lucky.

By the way, what is it about the Charade pattern that makes you like it so much?

Nora said...

Don't worry - I think Bloglines was refreshing everyone's posts this morning. Love the knitting.

Dipsy said...

Your gift knitting is amazing! I totally love this set, especially those beautiful and vibrant colors! Great!