Drive by posting here so I can once again hang my head in shame.
I was totally wrong about the Icewine Mittens. I frogged back to the cuff and reknit on 3.25mm needles. Now they are perfect.
Or at least this one is.
Instead of casting on to make a pair of Icewine mittens, I decided to frog back the Butterfly mitten I'm also working on. After a little work on the chart, I just need to finish the thumb and I'm very happy to say that it's much improved.
In between all of that I finished up some spinning.
What a way to procrastinate on the Holiday knitting, huh?
I only spun the one braid. This is a 3-ply light fingering weight and approximately 450 yards or 400 metres. I'm thinking socks?
Speaking of socks. Oh how I miss knitting socks...I can hear my sock stash weeping as I type. Soon my little lovelies. Soon. Mittens must be knit first, but rest assured that I save the best for last.
I don't know about you, but I'm always browsing online for something that will challenge me with my knitting.
This is what has me in its grip at the moment.
The Needle Arts Book Shop has this book with several pictures to entice. I am resisting for the moment, but I sure would love to try this technique, even though I know it would probably be the death of me.
On to the little poll in my sidebar. Of the piddly twelve of you that voted (go vote), two knitters start their Holiday knitting in June! Wow. I feel like a real slacker. I'm not surprised at all with the Bah, Humbugs! I kinda feel like that now and I'm knitting some gifts...not Holiday gifts, remember, just thank you gifts that happen to land on one of the biggest Holidays of the year.
See, I'm just manic.
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