Ok, I know I said in the last post that I was going to write more about the baby blankie I made. But the truth is, there isn’t much more I can say! It was presented this evening on the occasion of the recipient’s baptism, which was a wonderful celebration in song. I was so happy to be able to give it to them. But now, alas, I am ready to move on.
So I actually stewed for a couple of days wondering what I will make now, if you can believe it, especially since I already have lots of things in my project queue. I even cast on for a scarf based on my Fancy Cabled Braided Scarf, only using an extra repeat in the width and really big needles for a looser gauge. What was I thinking? It’s about the last thing I need right now to work on a scarf that could take months to complete (I like them REALLY long).
What I really want to do is learn to make mittens. I have been practically devouring mitten patterns for the last couple of months and have even purchased a few. I have decided that I need to make Tina Whitmore’s Mosaic Mittens from KnitWhits.com. I don’t have five colors of yarn to use, but I think I will use three colors and alternate one contrast color with another over a gray background. I have a bunch of skeins of Lamb’s Pride Worsted in several of my favorite colors, and I think I am going to tackle color work AND mittens at the same time. (I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…) Heck, I really don’t think it will be so bad.
The pattern is written for DPNs but I am going to use magic loop and just place markers where the DPs should be. The pattern is charted but easy to follow, so I don’t think I’ll screw up too bad there. The decreases at the top scare me a little but I will figure that out, too. Tina’s patterns seem pretty clear. I own a bunch of them and have read many of them through, but this will be the first time I actually make any.
Wish me luck! I think I’m going to go to bed now before I turn into a pumpkin (for a change!). I’ll be seeing mittens in my dreams…