Friday, January 29, 2010

uncharted territory

I can barely contain my anticipation - my car mittens are almost finished.

I've started the decreases at the top and then I can knit the thumb. It won't be long before I have warm driving hands!

I just got my hands on a new knitting book - Twisted-Stitch Knitting by Maria Erlbacher. I first saw the original publications at last year's Sock Summit. Recently, Schoolhouse Press has combined the three German books into one and translated into English. Yay! So I'm going to whip out some paper and start designing my own sock? Mittens? Or ??? Whatever it is, it has to be knit in the round because there are no "rest" rows. I don't know about you but I want to avoid ptbl as much as possible. I've never designed like this before so bear with me while I screw up (multiple times).

I also pulled out a skein of yarn to swatch with. It's Tess' Designer Yarns Super Socks & Baby. No idea what colour it is. It's a skwooshy yarn so the stitches should pop nicely.

So what do you think is running through Ricky's head when he looks at me like this?

Maybe - "Get that camera outta my face, Mom" or "Just wait til you're asleep" or ???


Chris said...

I got that same book for Christmas! :)

I have to confess that I have a bit of trouble using handknit mittens to drive, because they're slippery on the steering wheel. A steering wheel cover would solve that. ;)

I think Ricky would like the camera elsewhere. :)

PurlingPirate said...

Can't wait to see what you create from your new book! Inspire us!

I'd tell you what Ricky is thinking but it's not very nice language for your blog.

Your new mittens are a beaut!

Batty said...

Warm driving mitts, what a great idea. It's so cold right now, just getting to the car is bad enough.

Ricky is thinking about world domination. I know that face. My cats have it all the time.

Bea said...

yeah for nearly finished mittens! That may well now be finished since I'm behind...

I think your guesses on Ricky's state of mind seem very accurate.