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Monday, March 27, 2006

Night and Day Gloves completed

What do you get when you find this in your mailbox...

If you're me, you get these!

I'm a dork, I know.

Night and Day Gloves
insanely simple pattern by me
Started: March 25, 2006
Finished: March 27, 2006
"Night and Day" handspun yarn from Santa Cruz Handspun Yarn (50% domestic wool blend, 8% tencel, 42% merino wool) -- 2 skeins of 1.5oz/113yd each
US 5 dpns (3.75 mm)
5.5-7sts/inch (I settled on 6 sts/inch for my pattern)

I'd been thinking about knitting and reading at the same time, and figured that this would be an awesome project to try with. Not to mention the fact that when I opened the package from Grace, it was all I could to to not wind it and knit with it right away. I already have more yarn from her on the way, its insanely well priced and great to work with. I love handspun but I don't spin and its usually out of my price range (rightfully so for what it is)... so I got to indulge a little and now have some rad gloves to stave off of the cold, rainy weather we've been having lately.

I also figured out I can read and knit at the same time! Not as fast as usual, but its nice. (I've been re-reading Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler... a DA I interned with over a summer turned me on to her, and I absolutely get lost in her writing. I was sad to read she'd recently passed, and wanted to read this again when I'd heard.)

Aside from the Night and Day gloves (which I knit with the Cole Porter tune in my head as well... not as bad as Blame Canada though :)) I managed to get down to the armhole shaping on Starsky... now just the length of the back to go.

I have to pace myself a bit when knitting with the Knit Picks Sierra; its not scratchy per se, but as its tensioned across my digits, it starts to feel uncomfortable and rawish after a long while of knitting-- esp. compared to the luxe sock yarns I've been spoiled with. I also get a bit discouraged since I don't really know how "fast" I should be going (as I've not knit an adult sweater before) and it seems like such little progress from starting on March 16, although in tandem with other projects and my adhd-knitting personality. I wish knitty'd chosen to release this with their winter pattern collection instead of a surprise; its super rad but I'd have knit it earlier and gotten more wear out of it you know, in winter :)

I have a bit more done on my sock... I'm expecting more as my next order from Santa Cruz Handspun will take a few days to get to me ;)

I'm so not impressed with the pics I take of the sock like this-- but when I try them on I love these socks already :) Ever wear the one sock around the house while the second is still on the needles? Yeah... uh. Yeah.


Kristi said...

I love Grace's yarn! I hope we don't start fighting over her stock as it appears!!!

Jeanette said...

Quick Eye,
Your starsky is gorgeous! And I love the Night and Day wrist warmers - I've heard that they will be all-the-rage for fall fashions.

You left comment on my blog yesterday asking about my circulars that I'm using with the Kasula. I wasn't sure how to email you directly, so I hope that it is okay to leave comment here and you will get it (hopefully). I'm using 4.5 Rosewood Holtz & Steins. I love both the ebony and the rosewood - the rosewoods self-polish to an exquisite shine.

And maybe I'm insane (okay, that's already been determined), but I LOVE the smell of the Kasula! (I've got two more skeins of it in different colorways).
(let me know if you have any other questions about the Holtz & Steins).

Rain said...

Love the arm warmers, they look great in that yarn.

I love the colour you chose for your Starsky, it looks really rich and bold without being 'in your face'. It's looking fab so far. I'm hoping to start mine by the weekend if I can get the colour yarn I want.

Stacey said...

That is beautiful handspun - I love the color combination - I'll have to head over and check out her stuff!

Areli said...

I like your mittens, they look very nice and cozy.

Starsky is beautiful, the color you chose is so nice and rich.

Bridget said...

You have been busy! Love the wrist warmers! Maybe you will post your pattern someday?

I finished your Carbon sock's twins yesterday, funny how mine didn't pool down the foot, I thought that looked cool.

Thanks for offering to trade for the Waterlilly but I really do like it once I got use to the idea that it had the orange. I just have to think of a good pattern for it. I'll be interested in hearing how you like the Schaefer Anne, it is one I haven't tried but have been meaning too.


cold weather boots said...

Hi nice pictures.These types of woolen designs are required in winter season.Gloves and jackets are most preferred.

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