|Male model strikes a pose – thanks FL!|
It is absolutely laughable that I expected to do some sewing this weekend.
We had some capital W Weather and both gable walls are trickling water down the inside to the pre-prepared dams of newspaper. But at least it hasn’t spread across the floor … yet.
My weekend food shop turned into a magical mystery tour of the Shire as the roads were flooded in every direction. I was very glad to get home safely.
Then there was present-wrapping. And some cleaning. And some highly therapeutic organising.
Any sewing? Nope!
But I did settle down with my knitting and finished off Pike’s Mitts for The Boy.
I mentioned before that I had a problem with the chart abbreviations on the left mitt. Well, there was also a problem with my interpretation.
Spot the difference?
The left-hand mitt has a strong vertical line through the left hand cable.
Its mirror-image on the right hand mitt has a cable twist on top of this vertical line.
What can I say? Only Allah is perfect?
Pattern: Pike’s Mitts by Jared Flood, found in Knit Now magazine (extracted from a book called Knit Local.)
Yarn: One skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, bought from Loop London. As you can see from the tiny leftover ball, I used almost exactly one skein.
A very enjoyable knit. Once I got my head round the cables (including juggling two cable needles at the same time as 4 dpns – eek!) I was able to knit and watch tv at the same time. These mitts are dedicated to Masterchef :)
I like the yarn. It is soft yet sheepy and comes in a lovely palette of colours. If it wasn’t so pricey I would consider making a whole garment out of it. Yes, there were a few twiglets in the spin, but most of my knitting ends up with wood-splinters in it (see top photo) so not a problem in this… err… rustic environment!
Very manly mitts for The Boy for Christmas.
I saw a comment on Ravelry that one knitter thought they were too big, but I was expecting them to be man-sized from the pictures of the designer’s own pair, which I shamelessly copied, right down to the colour. Mine differ only in the mistakes!
Would I knit them again? Yes! And I might even get the cables right next time!