Thursday, August 03, 2006

A Different Kind of Heat...

The weather broke last night. Cooler air was blown in by a spectacular thunderstorm and now I actually want to give my husband a hug. These past four days, we've barely wanted to touch each other and we really missed the contact. We're an affectionate family.

But, yes, I'm still feeling some heat. I've finished one cabled mitten and I'm very happy with it. It has an archaic feeling about it, like a gauntlet. Ironic, since it probably breaks several traditional knitting conventions. But I don't care! It's just a mitten.

Here's a progress picture:

But I'm feeling the heat on the second one. See how little yarn I have left? It seems like _almost_ enough. But what if it isn't? I'll just have to knit it to see, but my stomach is in a bit of a knot because I want to put these mittens into the Bitchin' Mittens contest and then maybe give them as a Christmas present. I have no idea where I could get more of this yarn, since it was the last ball in the shop. True, I haven't searched the internet yet...

I'd better get knitting and stop borrowing trouble.

Oh, just one more thing! Dave Daniels of Cabin Cove Mercantile, host of Bitchin' Mittens, pointed out a wonderful resource for interesting sock patterns at Wildhorse Farm Designs. I like a lot of the designs. I generally don't like to pay for sock patterns. I own Sensational Knitted socks, I like to design my own socks, and then there's Knitty. So while some of the designs look like something I could figure out for myself, others look like it would be worth paying someone else to figure out the tricky parts. Once I have some spending cash again, I may go back to buy one or two. Maybe these also.

This is where I am as of Friday morning. Oh the burn.....

I think I may have found some similar yarn on e-bay. But I don't know if I want to bother. If only I hadn't gone for the cable on the back of the hand! I could rip them and put in a plain hand, but that would feel like a root canal right now.

Git 'em outta my sight.


  1. love the mittens.

  2. Crossing fingers & knitting needles that you've got enough yarn! The mittens look gorgeous.

  3. Beautiful mitts! I love the cabling and detail. SUCKS about running out of yarn. I hope you'll go for the yarn on ebay. Maybe you could order it and delay finishing them for another time when you don't feel as betrayed by the project? :)

  4. Oh, noooooooo! That has to be one of the worst feelings, to run out of yarn |this| close to the end....
    Maybe you could try and find a siilar weight and then dye them to amtch?

  5. I agree with you about those sock patterns - they're really pretty, but there are so many great ones out there that are free that I haven't knit yet. No sense in paying for one, at least not right. The gauntlets are amazing! Hope you find more yarn! You need to get you one of them yarn scales! :-)

  6. previous comment should have said:

    ..."at least not right NOW", that is....