Sunday, November 11, 2007

lookylikeys (again)









A mitten i just madeAaargh it's a crocodile!!1!!1

In a frenzy of Christmas knitting at the moment. So I randomly picked up some Twilley's Freedom Spirit the other day and thought it was time for some mittens. I think the best thing with this sort of crazy variegated yarn is to keep it really simple, but at the same I felt it needed a little bit of something going on to stop me from losing interest in the whole process. So I made up this mini-cabled mitten, and it worked pretty well. The beauty of 1-stitch cables is that you can do a dodgy manoeuvre involving some seat-of-your-pants style mid-air stitch swapping, which helps if you are too lazy to reach down and pick up a cable needle. So I've done one mitt, although I may yet unpick the fingertip bit to make it a bit less pointy. I know it looks a bit like a crocodile, but there's no need to be too scared.

RaaaAAAAAarrr! Actually you can hardly see the pattern here, when it's not stretched out on the hand. I quite like that. It's like the croc is hiding in the shadows, waiting to eat you!!! (don't have nightmares, kids)

3 comments:

Bobbi said...

he he he. You're right they do look a like!

CatR said...

And the spanking new techno-progress bars, I see them now. Indeed, they would be less exciting when knitting only one thing at a time. Do you find them motivating?

rubbishknitter said...

yeah sort of... well they kind of motivate you to have lots of photographs of half-finished projects! Which is easy in the run up to Christmas but I fear normally I'm a bit too boring for that... I generally like to finish one thing before I start another. Very unfashionable and makes for quite a boring blog I imagine. Rather than whipping out WIPs one after the other and posting lots of intermingled pretty photos, which is what most people seem to do...