Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mitts and Cables

The Snow on Cedars mitts were finished, soaked. blocked, dryed and worn to a soccer game and all around New York City the first Saturday in November!

I was going for an old, worn vintage-kind-a look when I chose the regia tweed for the pattern and it worked out perfectly. They were warm and cozy, and I loved looking down at my wrist and seeing the little cedar tree!

Since my husband was tied up in a business meeting for the afternoon, I made my way to Soho’s Purl. It is a tiny little place filled with oodles of yarn and knitters!!! I could have spent the entire afternoon, and walked away with the whole shop! But I decided to not go crazy so I walked away with just 2 skeins: Koigu KPM (#1184) in what I would like to call cranberry pink and a skein of lorna’s lace that will stripe orange/white. And then, I cast-on with the cranberry . . . another pair of cedar mitts!

Now . . . Let’s talk Cables
After several arguements with the Cable Luxe Tunic over picking up stitches, we finally came to an agreement, and I picked up the appropriate number of stitches, and cabling was underway!

I knit the first 12 rows of the front AND back, joining them after all the initial side increases were made. Now I am knitting in the round, which will eliminate side seaming! I remind myself how worth it this is, considering it feels like forever as I cable around the entire sweater!!!!

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Blogger Karen said...

Awesome!!! Those mitts are so awesome. :) And the tunic is coming along nicely. You are right, it will be so worth it eliminating the side seaming. It seems like a pain now, but think how happy you will be when you bind off and don't have side seams to sew up. :)

11/19/2007 8:57 AM  

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