My previous post has contest info and is the post in which to leave comments for the first contest. So, if you haven’t already, go check it out. The first contest ends August 25th at noon PDT. The FOs will wait.
The thick and thin mitts have been done for quite a while. Since it is summer, after I finished them I put them away, and then it was out of sight out of mind, and I forgot to do a FO post. But I think they will come in handy when reading in bed and M has the thermostat set at 62 F. He likes a “cool” head.
These look a little bluer here than in real life. The sun was too low in the sky to do a photo shoot outside. As I made these up as I went along, I didn’t do too badly. There is a third “prototype” mitt due for frogging, and I still have an entire skein of yarn left (3 mitts with a little left over took 2 skeins). I think I may make a collar or ear warmer band to also wear in bed when I find it just too cold. That will be good for a snort from M. The yarn is DiVe Fiamma, 55 yd per skein, color 42175. I used US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) dpns.
I also finished the socks for Pete a few weeks ago. They are a 2×2 rib cuff and a stockinette foot with an Eye of the Partridge heel flap. The striping and pooling of the Claudia’s Hand Painted in Chocolate Cherry is eerily matching between socks. Pete told me she knit a lot of socks for family back in the 1940s-60s (she’s now in her 80s), but no one ever knit her a pair of socks, and she asked me last spring if I would. She likes browns with reds. Well, the Chocolate Cherry is a pinky red under incandescent lights and an light orangish red in sunlight. I hope she likes them, and they fit!
I still have one FO to block, and when I finally get that done, I’ll do a post, and we can all be amazed at how we had forgotten all about it for so long. But now it’s back to knitting and trying to find a little time to do some searching on Ravelry. If you had 1600 yd of a medium blue Baby Kid Extra mohair yarn, what would you knit? Let me know–you might be the 1000th commenter and win a prize! The 1000th comment is very close.
ETA: Did you know that people can send you messages on Ravelry? Of course you did. I didn’t. Thanks to everyone, all 21 of you, who have made me a friend on Ravelry. Just a few minutes ago I noticed the little message icon up by my user name. Messages? How handy! I’ve never claimed to be the brightest bulb on the strand.