Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{WIP} Reading Mitts

Here I am with another pair of fingerless gloves ^_^ 

I decided to go with the pattern for Susie's Reading Mitts paired with the Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock Yarn in Tea Party...and I'm not sure what I'm loving more: the yarn, the pattern, or the yarn and pattern paired!  I know I've said it before...but Sunshine Yarns is simply amazing. They make my heart smile.
Despite it being fingering weight, I've got a lot done since Sunday! I also figured out how to tink with K2Togs...which I'm quite proud of myself for not dropping any stitches. There was a lot of muttered curses though.  And Nate might have shot me some concerned looks. But, all in all, it wasn't as bad as I thought....and I tinked for the fun of it apparently, because the mistake I thought I made, yeah, didn't make it. But that's OK! I now know how to tink k2togs :)
The colors are really more jewel toned
I can't wait to see how these will come out once they are finished and I fold over the hem so the picot edge shows. The picture doesn't do these justice...granted, I took it at almost midnight on Monday. I think these will turn out to be a great gift!

I also signed up for a mini/ornament swap over in the Danger Crafts Ravelry group which I'm pretty stoked about. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I can't wait to start knitting for my partner. I won't post anything more than sneaks until mid-December after my swap partner gets her package.

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on mastering tinking k2togs - not the easiest thing in the world!

    Love the yarn, and you're right it does look great in that pattern :)

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  2. IMO it isn't proper knitting if there are no muttered curses. :)

    I've only managed to fix missed decreases a couple times without ripping, so congrats on mastering that! And also I'm sorry you HAD to master it. ^_~

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  3. Knitting terms always sound like an alien language to me - I'm sure crochet does as well, but I speak that!

    That yarn looks lovely - the variegations are really nice without being overwhelming :)

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  4. I hate when you tink and then realize "ooohh i didn't actually make a mistake"!
    They are turning out lovely, though. :D

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  5. So pretty! And congrats on getting more confident in your tinking. It's a valuable skill to have. Ask me how I know. :)

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  6. Very ncie, I like the colors!

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  7. I agree the yarn makes me smile!

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  8. I love your mitts. That yarn is fantastic.

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  9. Tinking increases, decreases, yarn overs and traveling stitches always sucks. Good for you for coming through with the right stitch count. It is a lovely yarn - looks like a bit of a party on your needles :)

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  10. That sunshine yarn really knows how to name their colors! Perfect pairing! Next stop Ravelry, to see the pattern specs.

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  11. I love the colourway of those mitts! They look colourful but not overwhelmingly bright. Can't wait to see them as a pair!

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