Monday, 23 March 2009


Last evening I phoned Mary, my pattern checker, for the latest set of corrections and suggestions for the hat booklet. We had a wonderful time discussing different aspects of the patterns and comparing how we would word different sections of the text. I hung up the phone to discover that we had been talking knitting text for 2 HOURS! Phew. That's a lot of "I said it this way, could I say it any clearer?" and "I need a comma where?" and "we said this here, should we say it the same way over there, or something slightly different?". This morning I went over the changes I had made and the changes Mary suggested and it's looking pretty good. Consistency is always a big issue through a booklet when you have patterns from many different people but we're that much closer now. After that I went for a long walk to clear my head.So I haven't really done any knitting today. But yesterday I ripped out the last row of this mittlet about 4 times. Argh. But now I'm finally happy with the decrease round and have cast off. So thrilled was I that I cast on another mittlet in Shelridge Farm sock wool. And it's working out well too. I'm working it with 2 circular needles which I am not particularly thrilled with. I've been knitting quite a long time and am perfectly happy knitting with double pointed needles so I find the 2 circular needle system a little, uhm, well, . . . messy. What do you do with that other needle, it just flaps around. I do see that this is a great system for newish knitters who may find knitting with 5 double pointed needles much like wrestling with a porcupine. I gave it a good shot but I'm going back to my dpn's. It's great to have a choice isn't it?

This pattern comes in 4 weights, Aran (heavy worsted), Worsted, DK and Fingering (sock) yarn. I'm going to try one more in Aran (my favourite weight, if you were wondering) with my double points and then it will be time for a photo or two. Just in time for spring.


P.S. Commenters:

Hi Jed, I love my mug. You're right, it would be so cool to have dishes with cables on them.

Thanks for your vote for the mittlet, Samm and Priscilla. I'm liking all the wool weights I have done so far. I'm going to end up with 3 single mittlets in 3 different colours and wool weights. Should make interesting wearing.

1 comment:

  1. I love the mittlets!! And aran would be my choice too. There's a certain body about aran yarn that I like. :) Some knitting friends and I did a road trip yesterday to Paris, and to the Needle Emporium in Ancaster, where I found your pattern for the Top Down Swing Coat. What a great pattern!! samm


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