Saturday, October 14, 2006

I need a warp in the time-space continuum.

Ok.

May have bitten off more than I can chew - although that may be the Bailey's on Ice talking. Got these done and off the needles.


Christmas skiing socks for the FIL. Needed the needles for this:


Those are the Dragon Scale Gauntlets from Chartreuse Knits. I confess, I saw the sample that Sheryl at Tangled Skeins knit from the in-house TS silk...and fell in love. Saw this red...and realised that there is such a thing as "needing" yarn. I will be pulling these on every time that I log into WoW.

I'm not crazy about the striping thing that the yarn's got going on...but I'm willing to forgive it, 'cause it's just so darn beautiful. (My relationship with the munchkin is much like this...I'm starting to see the parallels in my life.)

Finished these over the long weekend:


Fetching from Knitty. But...bleh. Not happy with the way that the cables are hidden in the variagation of the yarn. But they're gifts...so at least I don't have to look at 'em on a daily basis. It's been a stressful little bit, and these were the straw breaking the camel's back - almost had a nuclear meltdown when I saw this:


You can't see it well - but there's a miscrossed cable in there. And those are the stitches that I dropped...and redid with the help of my handy dandy crochet hook. *weeps for her much missed sanity* Loved the pattern, it was just a poor choice of yarn on my part. Will likely be making more of these for Christmas, as they're a quick knit, warm and pleasant to knit. (Apart from the mis-crossed cables...but I'm blaming the yarn.)

Also working on a man's scarf in bulky black Lamb's Pride and some other pretty blue wool...once that's done, I have about half of my Christmas knitting done. Whoops, nearly forgot - cast on a Weasley sweater for Mr. Munchkin. It's starting to get chilly around these parts, and I can't find a damn thing in the house, sweaters included and yarn excluded. Perfect solution, eh?