Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A chill in the air...

There is snow on the ground. The Dude assures me it is here to stay. Perfect weather for handknits.

I've been plugging away at the Christmas list and find that I am on the home stretch. I have finished some Earl Grey Socks for my uncle. I knit him socks every year and he tells me they are the only ones that keep his feet warm. And that little tidbit keeps my heart warm.

I have finished one and a bit of my Baba's mittens. I feel like I'm getting better at this whole stranded knitting thing. The more I do it, the faster I get. I just have to knit colourwork periodically to get the skill up.

I started some Cauchy socks for another man in my life. I got a little help from a knitter on Ravelry and increased the stitch count to 72 which is my standard number of stitches for a man's sock.

Those are Catknip's Signature DPNs that she's letting me test drive. They are sweet. The tips are pointy and never split a stitch. The body of the needle is slightly grooved which makes it grippy but not too grippy. In short, I would be happy to receive a set in 2.25 mm and/or 2.5 mm this Christmas. I know that's a big request, but if you don't ask, you don't get.

I'm also working on a gift for the teachers at P1 and Stinky's preschool. I'm knitting the Porcelain Bowls for the Holiday Interweave Knits magazine. T will do the lace and together, we will have a low effort, (hopefully) high impact gift. I just love teamwork.

And once these projects are completed, I will be done.

But for now, I'd better get back to the needles.


Amanda said...


T. said...

Those mitts are lovely J.