Friday, December 16, 2005

Warm Hands, Warm.....

Well, the Fair Isle Gloves have been finished for over a week now. Today I finally blocked them and here they are drying. Considering they are my first Fair Isle knitting, I am fairly pleased, but I can see that they are WAY far from perfect. Still, I love the colors and I hope the recipient loves them too! I will report back after Christmas.

Here is a pair of Arm Warmers I made from the "Stitch and Bitch Nation" book. We are conserving fuel by keeping the house at 66 degrees, and I need these toasty things to stay somewhat warm here. This is the first time I've used Kureyon, and I can't even pronounce it but I just love the colors. I'm planning to start a modular vest using Kureyon and Cascade 220 on my next road trip.

And finally, here is the Misfits logo sweatshirt on the needles. I hope Ben likes it because I do not LOVE intarsia, but, even worse, when the intarsia is finished all I have to look "forward" to is black stockinette stitch. And the kid has gotten much taller lately, so it will be a loooooooooooong knit. No more comments on Mother's love needed. Second photo is the original logo.


karen said...

Wow. The Misfits sweatshirt is a totally impressive project. Tiiight.

Sharon J said...

The gloves are gorgeous, far better than my first attempt at fairisle. Be proud :) ~Sharon

Avivah said...

I'm planning on doing those gloves for my first Fair Isle project. Yours came out great!

Could I possibly have the pattern for your Misfits sweatshirt? That is bad ass.

Here is my e-mail:

Anonymous said...

I am dittoing what the last poster said! I love the gloves and is there ANY way you could forward me the pattern to the Misfits sweater? I have just learned Fair Aisle and I'm a big fan...I'm in the Fiend Club, even!
Thank you!

Rebecca said...

the gloves are gorgeous! that sweater is awesome! can't wait to see it done (although, i will be looking over my shoulder making sure my son is not around! - he'll be begging for one)