Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Five for Fighting Gloves

Finished Project: Wee Fighting Mitts

Pattern: Sock Yarn Newborn Mittens

Begin Date: 03/14/2010

End Date: 03/14/2010

Yarn: Deborah Norville Serenity Sock - Aquamarine

Needles: US 1


Size: Newborn

Modifications: None


These worked up super fast. I was a bit confused when the designed said it was a garter stitch cuff, when in fact the instructions are for a ribbed cuff, but whatever, they are super cute.

The color choice could easily work for a boy or a girl and I did not have a gender in mind when I knit them. I just grabbed some random sock yarn and got started.

I worked these up duirng a Penguin's hockey game..and a little Avalanche too, hence the name.

I used a US 1 (2.25mm) and I think the pattern called for a 2.5mm, but really I don't know that a quarter millimeter would make a huge difference.

I don't know that a ribbon or tie is needed as they didn't fall off the model. Perhaps though if little mouths and wiggly movements were involved, Mom might want to tie these on. I need to make either longer chains for find some coordinating ribbon (my preference).

Cute knit and are great along with an umbilical hat for a quick gift.

There's a Lizard on the Loose

Finished Project: Gilly Gecko

Pattern: Eddie Lizard

Begin Date: 3/12/10

End Date: 3/13/10

Yarn: Peaches & Creme - Lemon Lime

Needles: US 3 DPNs

Size: Lizardish

Modifications: None


This is a great little knit. I love the way the yarn pretty much striped itself due to the size of the piece. It works up fairly quickly.

When I knit it again, I think I will use two circulars instead of two double points. It is a bit fiddly to knit in the round with just two needles. Also, I would definitely go up in needle size because US 3 on worsted cotton is very hard on the fingers. It was very tight and took longer because of it.

 I also think that I would add some stuffing to his eyes. Perhaps I was supposed to infer that one would do that, but I didn't and I would like the eyes to be a bit more full. I will definitely knit more of Kahra's patterns.

Gilly is named for Montreal Canadian Hal Gill (formerly of the Pittsburgh Penguins), a game I was watching while I finished him up.

I think next up might be a manta ray or a weiner dog…not sure which yet. I have loads of cotton to use up and these guys don't take much.