Monday, September 24, 2007

A Productive Weekend


Knitting wise anyway. The eldest was dog sitting this weekend, so we were somewhat housebound, the CW was busy with youth group stuff. They went to a popcorn factory about 15 miles from our house ...Black Cherry Vanilla Popcorn is yummy, but the dill pickle... not so much. I may have to go check this place out, apparently it has been featured on the Food Network and I didn't even know it existed. So, I got to knit ... a lot! I finished the first sock in the Zig then Zag design in the Stone Barn Fibers in Lamurple. I like them!!


I cast on and finished one fingerless mitt, knit in some left over Wollmeise in the Spice Market colorway. I like these too. So does DD1 and 2 but the youngest's hands are too small. She was a little sad about that.


I finished the mitts I started last week. Knit in the Louet Gems Sport in the Sage color. The girls love these too, I am afraid they may not make it to become Christmas gifts. Apparently, a girl can not have too many pair of these. Both of the mitt patterns will be available some time in the near future at The Loopy Ewe I need to get the patterns typed up and printed.

And I made some progress on the Spritely Goods socks. Karen says it reminds her of tulips blowing in the wind, so she suggested the name Dancing Tulips. I really wish I was more imaginative when it came to naming things, but I just don't have what it takes for that. I am really enjoying knitting this sock .... but the Wollmeise is calling my name. I thought knitting the mitts would help, but the Zenzi wants to be knit. I think I need help, the Knitter's ADD just keeps progressing, it is almost out of control!

18 comments:

knitnzu said...

More lovely mitts!

~Tonia~ said...

They are all so lovely. You did knit a lot. Yay. You come up with such lovely patterns.

Beth said...

It's true! You can't have too many fingerless mitts. *LOVE* the Wollemeise one. :)

Hattie said...

I love those wollmeise gloves, is there a basic pattern for them? I've got some sock yarn crying to be made into that! Let me know. ;)

Hattie
chizzlesgirl@aol.com

Karen said...

Such pretties!! I understand why the girls are fighting over them, be strong.
I'm happy to help (when I can) with naming your designs, sometimes they come right away and sometimes I just have to stare at the picture...

Carol said...

I just can't believe my eyes. Love the mitts and can't wait for the pattern to become available.

hakucho said...

Your socks and fingerless mitts are all beautiful.

happy knitting ')

Angela said...

Those fingerless mitts are very tempting! I hope you'll keep us posted on when the patterns will come available. I'd really like to knit them.

Ang

Diane said...

I love the fingerless mitts.

Jknits said...

I love the fingerless mitts! BTW - I've nominated you as a Rockin' Girl Blog. I don't know if you've already been set up - but you totally deserve it.
Jen
knitaway.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

Oh, those projects are beautiful! The yarn colors are gorgeous. How do you knit so fast??

Shelley said...

The mitts are gorgous, as are the socks. I've really got to get cracking at knitting...I'll be ordering some sock yarn today or tomorrow from an Etsy shop, but unfortunately it will take 6 to 8 weeks for me to get it over here. Thankfully I have a couple skeins of sockyarn that I can at least work at until it arrives. I've been trying to work at the scarf I've got in progress and it has grown, but it's on smallish needles and seems to be taking forever...that is when I can work at it.

Sheila said...

The mitts look great. No wonder your DDs want them!

Helen said...

Beautiful knitting as always Monica:)

I should knit up some fingerless mitts for myself so that my sore wrist keeps warm when it aches.

Susan said...

Love the Zigzag socks. What technique did you use for the short-row heels? They look great!

Lynn said...

Love the socks and the mitts!! I really should try a pair, they'd be perfect for our one mont of winter.

Alisha said...

I love the fingerless mitts. I was addicted to fetching somewhat last year and am feeling the urge to do a pair now the cooller weather is setting in.

Brenda said...

All the projects are wonderful, Monica! I especially like the zig then zag socks and the cabled mitts.