Sunday, November 06, 2005

So slow

I did get some knitting done last night and today. I knit quite a bit, but since I still knit pretty slowly, I don't have a lot of progress to show. It still takes all my concentration - no knitting while reading for me. I can kind of watch TV, but I mostly end up tuning it out and turning all my attention to the knitting.

I did make a little progress though. I knit the first of my two Fingerless Mitts, from Weekend knitting.

I used Wool of the Andes from my stash. It's an easy knit, and even fits well around my freakishly skinny wrists. (Trust me, they are. I never could wear bangle bracelets!!) The side seam is a little weird. I don't know if I did the three-needle bind off incorrectly, or if that's just the way it comes out. Anyone have any ideas?

I also made it to the heel flap on Sockling.

I'm only about five rows in, but I'm really thrilled with the way this is coming out. I do have the two little hole-ish things near the top, but they won't be noticeable when I wear it. Since it's my first sock, and my first time knitting with DPN, I'm pretty excited about this sock!!

That's about it for tonight. I've got a tough day ahead of me tomorrow, which I'll tell you all when it's done. It's time for a good nights sleep.


chris said...

Your fingerless mitt looks fantastic!! I love the color and what a great fit, too. Your sockling's really coming along well, too. Look at that cute little heel flap! :-) I really like the color on that, too. Turning the heel is magic- it's my favorite part of sock knitting.

Good luck with tomorrow...I'm thinking about you and sending good thoughts and vibes your way. I hope everything works out well for you; you deserve only good things! :-)

Cathy said...

YAY for your fingerless mitt! It looks great and your sock is coming along wonderfully. The yarn looks so nice and soft and I love that color! You have come to the BEST part of the sock :) ~ isn't it fun?

I don't know what is happening today (Monday), but I wish you nothing but the best and will send good thoughts your way.

Laura said...

Hey there! I thought the seam was a little weird on the fingerless mitts too. I may try grafting the next time I make them. I'll let you know how it goes!

Thanks for joining Cover Your Head!

knittinmom said...

Well, you're halfway into your nasty day right now - hope everything is going okay! Nice job on the socks and the mitts. I'm going to have to jump on the fingerless mitts bandwagon, methinks. Sure beats knitting all those little glove fingers!

Jillio said...

don't worry about knitting slow. you're less likely to screw up...unlike knitting feverishly on size 1's for about two inches during star wars episode III, discovering you switched the yarns for the socks and they've been stuck together since THREE inchs ago, and having to rip and knit back up. yeah, that was my weekend. :(
those fingerless mitts are so easy, aren't they?! i remember i made them on the plane when i went on a trip to oregon. i used lion brand homespun and did them on fairly large needles, so i think that's perhaps why i didn't notice anything strange about it...i thought it looked okay.
great job on the sock! pretty soon, you'll have a pair. woot woot!
hehe.. today's word verification is ufbunz. say it out loud; it's a riot!

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