Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yarn in both hands

I just can't get enough of stranded knitting at the moment.
First up are more Selbuvotter mittens, these are made for a 4 year old.
I've used the outline of Annemor #2
Rainbow Mittens
However I changed the pattern on the top of the mitten.
I spent Sunday evening with a piece of graph paper and my Fair Isle book. Not bad for a first attempt!
Rainbow Mittens
These are knitted in the left over black sock yarn Ruth sent with my fantastic Rainbow socks and the remains of the ball of Opal Feelings from the fruit pastel socks. Now I have to decide whether to make them match or not and what to do with the thumb!

Last week the new Twist Collective was published and I instantly fell in love with (and bought the patterns for) Postwar Mittens and Harika Socks. Hmmm, I'm sensing a theme here!
I then went looking at the Kaffe Fasset Regia Landscape in my stash and decided the Earth colourway just didn't do it for me.
So, after my fashion lesson from Kerry on Saturday, I knew when I saw the Jungle colourway that it contained all of the Jewel colours of the season.
Two balls arrived yesterday from Modern Knitting.
Regia Landscape Jungle
It goes perfectly with the solid gray yarn that accompanied my Yarn Yard sock club yarn this month.
Harika Cuff
Finally, something that only requires one strand of yarn at a time. I finished the second Meret (Rav link) in time for Rachel's Birthday.
Meret II
Knitted in RYC Cashsoft Aran, this one is more slouchy and has a half rolled and half ribbed brim. Apologies for the terrible photo - but that's what you get with a dirty mirror at 7.30am!
Meret II
I can see everyone getting these for Christmas! I *may* have accidentally ordered some aran from New Lanark to make some more!


Esther said...

you are such a clever thing! The mittens look really great in the rainbow and black yarns. I love the Meret too - I may have to make myself one!

Bryony Ramsden said...

Love all these :D You are far too productive though ;)

Bo... said...

Wow, the mittens are gorgeous! (Actually, everything is gorgeous.)

Dawn said...

Lovely mittens! Don't you think that there's a mitten thing going on at ravelry at the moment? I'm going to have to dig out my boxes of 4ply yarns.
The hat looks great too, even though I'm not a hat person! And I can't wait to see the sock progress- it will look great when you've done a few more inches.

Roobeedoo said...

Oh wow! I love that mitten! Question: what size of needles are you using for your mittens? I have a feeling I need to use something bigger than my current 2.5mm.

Lin said...

Lovely knitting Roo, the colours in the mitts made me realise I need to knit some colour!

Probably Jane said...

Beautiful work - i'm completely addicted to stranded knitting too - I particularly love those little mittens - I think unmatched would be fun!