Monday, January 07, 2008

Having finished off the Wintergreen Mittens and gotten halfway through the second Bird in Hand mitten, I felt that I had finally kicked my mitten habit. So I picked up my Tangled Yoke Cardigan and finished the 6" of ribbing and got into the (endless) stockinette. Love the Felted Tweed (it's like a thicker Scottish Tweed 4-ply!! yippee!) and by doing the body in one piece I feel like I'm making some real progress.

But then the mailman brought this:

Uh oh. The Non-Mitten Train came to a screeching halt. Knitters out there, hold on to your hats and look at this:

And this:

And this!!

And this!!!

There are 31 patterns in this book for gloves and mittens, and they are ALL dementedly beautiful and EXACTLY what I've always yearned for, and I want to make EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

PHEW. I can't believe this book - I've never had a book where I wanted to make every single pattern. God bless you, Terri Shea!!!

So anyway, I'm going to keep plugging away at the TY Cardigan, finish off the Bird in Hand Mittens, and then at the end of the month, when we're off to Amagansett to bird-sit, I'm going to choose one of these tasty patterns as my new travel project. Maybe I'll need to pick two - I really want to make a pair of gloves, but maybe I should start with a pair of mittens. Yeah, two projects.......


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Curly isn't going to be neglected whileyou're doing all that knitting. He'll let you know about that if he thinks he is. He's not shy.

8:30 PM  

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