06 February 2010

Catch up day...


Today is my catch up day for everything Internet.

Blogroll, Ravelry stash, LKS site, EVERYTHING.


So while I get busy doing that, here's an FO to share. A pair of Bella's Mittens for my Mum's birthday. Neither of us are a fan of Twilight or anything (in fact I pointedly loathe the books, not for their content, but because her writing reads like mine did when I was, like, thirteen, yet she managed to get published and become an international sensation, something that I will never be able to do. Pure jealousy. Well, that and I find the concept of an underage sparkly vampire as a heartthrob slightly odd and creepy-in-a-not-good-way. Call me a purist, I guess.) BUT, they looked totally warm and cozy and comfy.

As it turns out, they are all three. Warm, cozy, and comfy. So much so I had trouble giving them away. I used less than one skein of Debbie Bliss Chunky Donegal Tweed and started with only one cable repeat as the cuff, since my Mum isn't the elbow-high mitten type. By eliminating most of the arm from the pattern, one skein was well more than enough, and I actually ended up with a sizable chunk left over. However, Mum's hands are really small (even smaller than my itty bitty baby hands) so my gauge was pretty tight, which may have had something to do with the amount of left over.

I have a ton to share in the coming weeks after my virtual disappearance from the interweb recently, so as I get a move on photographing and documenting FOs, WIPs, and stash, I'll leave you with two photo things that made me snort water out my nose this week.




On to catching up!

-l.c.

6 comments:

adrienne said...

I love the mittens! They look so awesome cozy! I also haven't/won't read the books, but there are quite a few nice patterns thanks to Twilight!

zcrescendo said...

Haha. Poor Katherine Howard's beheading does get overshadowed a lot by Anne Boleyn's, doesn't it? (Although I kind of wonder whether Kanye West has heard of either of the two...)

Lupie said...

I've wanted to make these mittens and your tweedie ones are awesome.
Love those pictures. Too funny! Give us more!

petrina said...

awesome mittens! I want to make a pair too, but its too warm here :( knitting weather, please come soon!!

Abbey said...

Great Post!! I'm playing catch myself right now! I love the Bella mitten....great choice of yarn!! I've made two pairs and they're my fav this winter!!

DrChopSuey said...

Nice warm mittens! As you can see I am finally catching up with what you've been up to! :) I can see you've been busy!