Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In which someone pays me to knit something...

One of my former co-workers/current facebook pals/fellow crazy sighthound person recently sent me a message asking if she could give me money in exchange for a pair of knit handwarmers.  Not being the type of person who can turn down the chance to knit handwarmers (money, I mean, turn down MONEY), I gladly accepted. 

This Evangeline pattern is super fast and super fun (and looks super awesome).  I added a pattern repeat to the short version, and reversed the cables on the right hand so that the two mirror each other.

The yarn is very soft and also very washable, which is good because these are going to a vet hospital employee.  :)

The cable pattern was super easy to memorize, easy to do with the cabling-without-a-needle method, and each only took me a day.

Pattern: Evangeline by Michelle Szeghalmi-Shirley
Yarn: Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere in Wine
Needles: Size 7/4.5mm bamboo DPNs
Ravelry link


Meanwhile, on the couch, I've started a massive Christmas project for someone who shall remain nameless.  But is a dude.  The only other hint is that it is made with this yarn from Holland that cost 10c a skein back in the long-long ago.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm easily distracted by Noro

So I took a break from my current sweater project to make stripey Noro legwarmers (shut up, legwarmers are totally awesome), and matching handwarmers. 

I improvised each pattern, and used Noro Kureyon and some of the handspun that Aunt Jane gave me last Christmas.  LOVE THEM! 

Now I have to go back to my sweater and see where I left off... also I seriously need to make some socks... but I suppose I should wait till this sweater is done first.  ; )

You'll notice that, as always the case with Noro, one has crazy loud stripes, and the other is more low-key (the sublime and the ridiculous, as I like to call them).