Sunday, July 12, 2009

Slow Knitting Month

I haven't accomplished much knitting this month as usual. I didn't even go to the knit shop that I discovered in Lincoln last year, maybe that has something to do with buying a ton of sale yarn from Little Knits just before we left on vacation.

I did finish my "table runner, which actually turned out more like a placemat. I really liked working with the bamboo/silk yarn for this. If it didn't cost 8 dollars a skein, I'd make a whole set...And yes, I have heard of blocking. I just don't ever do it.
I decided to knit fingerless gloves with the Manos de Uruguay yarn that I bought in San Luis. I had a beautiful pattern from Monica Jines for fingerless gloves, which called for sports weight yarn. Typical of me, I went ahead, even though the Manos is closer to worsted. Of course, they ended up being too. big. I took a picture of them, but I'm starting over and improvising a little so that I cast on eight fewer stitches. That should do it...and if it doesn't, it's mostly about the journey anyway.

9 comments:

Willow said...

Too bad about the size of the mittens, but all is not lost. The best part of knitting is the process anyway. :)

Willow said...

A couple of my friends went up to see Les Mis and loved it!

TheBlackSheep said...

Very Pretty! How yiou can knit at all in that heat I just do not know. Go you!

Wool Winder said...

Have you thought of changing patterns for the fingerless mitts? There are lots of good ones out there for worsted weight yarn.

Tracy said...

The table mat is lovely--that pattern is so pretty! I don't go for much blocking either... ;o) Those fingerless mitts look like they're taking great shape so far...wonderful yarn! I'm acttally knitting quite a lot this summer, mostly little, tiny things for our baby niece. Happy Knitting and Happy Days ((HUGS))

Rani said...

That table runner worked out well! It's lovely!

Anonymous said...

Quenny Winny Chicken Dinny's feet at 5 3/4"

JayJay said...

The mitts look lovely, so I hope you get them to turn out. I nearly placed an order with Little Knits myself, but managed to restrain myself. I really need to organize the yarn I already have before I buy more.

Love the table mat as well. Very pretty!

marit said...

Beautiful tablerunner! Ialso like the mitts- great colour- hope you get them to fit!