Friday, September 21, 2007

Dual Purpose Knitting

I joined 2 KAL's this week, the Fingerless Mitts For Fall and the Fall Cable KAL 2007. I hope to get my sweater done this year. Well, I hoped to get it done 6 months ago, but knitting all those socks gets in the way of finishing other things. So, I decided a little dual purpose knitting was in order. Thursday is allergy shot day for the CW, so I took along a cake of Louet Gems Sport wt and cast on for these mitts. They went to the frog pond no less than 3 times, but I am happy with them now. I will write down the directions as I go for the second one. I think they fit DD1 perfectly.

And these new socks will count for the Fall Cable KAL too. They are little further along now. This is the Spritely Goods in the Manzanita in Bloom II. I love the colors in this yarn, and it is so soft. I am starting the toe decreases on the Lamurple sock, and I wound the Wollmeise the other day. I cast on with it and started to knit, but the design was getting lost in the dark shades of the yarn. It looked beautiful in the light shades though. I will let it rest for a while and then it will be put back into the queue. As will the Spring Morning colorway, it too went to the frog pond, as expected.
Well, the CW is patiently waiting to get on my computer. The kids have there own, but mine is faster and he likes to play his games on it. I hope everyone has a great weekend, filled with lots of family fun, or knitting, or both!

13 comments:

~Tonia~ said...

Love the fingerless mitt. The cable is perfect for it.

Can't wait to see more of the sock. It looks lovely so far.

Anita said...

Cool fingerless mitts. I've been thinking about making a cabled pair as well. Love the cables you chose!

sue said...

Those socks look so pretty. I really like the fingerless mitts too.

Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

Your fingerless mitts are just beautiful!

Sheila said...

That is a great mitt. I will have to keep that in mind for Christmas gifts.

Karen said...

I see DD1 agreed to model the mitt. It is so pretty! And I love the new sock too. Write those up quick so your trusty test-knitter can get started!

Debi said...

Love, love, love the mitts! I love how the cable looks like a thistle flower!

If you need a test knitter, I'm your girl :)

Love the socks too!

knitnzu said...

Your fingerless mitts are just great! Did you see the comments over on the kal? Folks want the pattern!

Rebecca said...

I get tons of knitting done when I go get my weekly allergy shots! Thanks for posting those links to the two knitalongs...I'm off to check them out right NOW!

Carol said...

I also love the mitts....I just downloaded the Wollmeise sock...hope to start one this week.

Angela said...

Those fingerless mitts are pretty. Any chance of getting the pattern? I think I need those.

Ang

Pat said...

I love your beautiful cabled fingerless mitts - such a pretty combination of cables!
(I joined the same 2 KALs last week)

Janice said...

I love the mitts and the socks. Is the sock pattern one of yours? I wants it!! I just cast on my wollmeise Zenzi for Monkey socks. Love the colorway!!