Saturday, July 22, 2006

Everything I do, I do it for you...

Kitty Kat wanted to know what color of Austerman Step I bought. Well, they only had one color, and fortunately I like it!

Also, I've been working on the fish mitten pattern, knitting up a new mitten as I go. I'm simplifying the design a bit and I'm trying to put as much detail into the instructions as I can. I'm using Microsoft Visio to create some line drawings of the mitered squares and the entrelac. The final file will be a PDF. I've written a pattern before and I'm a technical writer by trade, so this isn't such a stretch for me, just a lot of work.

Here's a progress shot.

I'm not sure how I feel about the handpainted colors for this pattern. I was hoping it would look like a goldfish but I guess I won't know for sure until I get further along into the body. This yarn is the "Fiery" that I ordered from Sundara Yarns.

Oh by the way, I learned something yesterday when I Googled "fish mittens". Don't try it if you've got kids in the room who can read. Can any one think of a better name for this pattern?


  1. I don't even want to know what you found. I think that you need to name them something as awesome as the mittens them self!

    Scaley fish?

  2. Hey, I like your mittens too! Beautiful colorway as well. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

  3. It absolutely looks like a goldfish! Perfect yarn for it. :D

  4. Your fish mittens are stunning and I want the pattern whenever you finish writing it!!! :-)

    How about naming it something like, "Fin Warmers" or "Warm Your Fins"?

  5. Okay, I have to comment again, because I can't say enough great things about this pattern! I think you should (and will) definitely win a prize in the Bitchin' Mittens contest - those are so awesome! I also think that you should submit them to your state and/or county fair, because they'll surely win a blue ribbon! I think these rival anything I've seen on Knitty, MagKnits or in a pattern book. You rock!

    After looking at the mittens again, I was thinking that you could even write in a little pattern modification to make a split out pinky section from the rest of the fingers, so the fish could then have a working mouth! ;-)

  6. Your mittens are AWESOME!! My neice in Alaska will be getting a pair of these for Christmas.

    Since your demo mittens are going to look like goldfish how about "Goldfinger?" ;0)

  7. Anonymous12:41 am

    Entrelac fish hand mits? Fishermans hand warmers? picturing a fisherman with a fish on each hand to warm them from a long day at sea or on the lake. Days catch (double duty)? lol sorry, long day I'll be quiet now.