April 30, 2009

Basket dive

Yesterday I was "tidying up" (in quotes because I ended with a bigger mess than I had to begin with) and thought I might as well empty out the knitting basket. You know...kind of like tilling the soil in the spring. Not surprisingly, I found a few projects that I had forgotten about.

Big Rainy Day Fingerless Gloves


I started these sometime last winter (Ravelry says in December) because I really want my own pair.

Since I have fabulously large hands (as a woman, I'm not sure what this says about me) I've forgone the sportweight and instead I'm using a mixture of worsted and dk yarns to size things up a notch. So far it seems to be working out fine and glove number one is Elli-sized. Not sure why these fell by the wayside...probably Christmas. Time for number two!

The Henry Scarf


Ah, Henry! In a fit of herringbone lust I happily cast on for this during the Beijing Olympics, got a few rows in, and screwed up.

Now that we've had a little time apart I've made peace, frogged the offending row (this bad boy has loooong rows), and now Henry's back in rotation. Happiness, rainbows, confetti, etc.

Snorri Gloves


Gloves for Thunky! Started last winter with the alpaca he brought me from England, I'm designing these as I go.

Abandoned because the colorwork in the fingers (which makes them double-thick and snuggly warm) is a major pain in the neck. I think it's time to ditch the fiddly fingers and just go plain. If that means these will be done in time for next winter, I'll be a happy camper.

That's it for today! I still have a few projects that haven't made it blogside, and a small pile of unblogged FOs, but I feel like I'm getting a little closer to current!

p.s. Thanks for all the helpful suggestions for the pink scarf! I *think* I've decided on a new stitch pattern...yay!