Thursday, February 1, 2007

knitting on a snow day

Today's a great day for knitting--it's snowing! No violin lessons today. Can you say "winter weather wimp?" That would be me.
This Malabrigo mitt is one thing I'm working on today. I've made these before, but in the 4 st gauge. I thought that the yarn might work better at 5 sts, so this is the test pair. They are really nice looking, and I think they'll wear better and longer. They take longer to knit at this gauge, but I'm a fan.

This sock will soon belong to Baylee. The other sock is underway, and I noticed something really fun about the Lion Brand Magic Stripes: the color pattern repeat is quite long. It doesn't repeat until that blue section close to the toe. Long pattern repeats are so much fun to work with in sock yarns.
Henry decided to get involved in the freeform doodles. He's so helpful.


Mao said...

I have Got to find some of that LB sock yarn; what fun socks! I think Henry is saying:"Mmmmao, I need a kitty bed in Just that nummy color of Malabrigooooo"

Lisa said...

dkh, you can find that yarn most likely at ACMoore. Be sure to take your coupon!

Cyn said...

Glad you're knitting the mitts at the tighter gauge...yay! On what size needles are you working? I want to start mine this weekend.

yncmusic said...

Henry is such a cutie!!!
What??? You knit????

gray la gran said...

i think henry is the guardian of the pretty needle case! (or making sure that his dander is all over the doodles so if i steal your bag i will be allergic to it!) ... oh! devilkitty !

the other devilkitty said...

He's my secret agent, wa-ha-haaaaa!