Dec 17, 2007

Working the List

Did you see the Wall Street Journal yesterday? Right there, on the front cover was an article titled "Sock It to Me: Competitive Knitters Get Deadly Serious". It described Sock Wars as offering "a view into a global community of knitting fanatics who are increasingly connected by the web and email." Sounds pretty spot-on doesn't it? The article also gives passing mention to Ravelry, Sockapalooza, Socktoberfest and the Knitting Olympics. Check it out.
With or without the pressure of a holiday deadline, I've been in a knitting frenzy. It's been mostly little stuff but so satisfying.
This past weekend I made a pair of fingerless gloves for DQ. She's wanted them for quite a while and she was so excited to finally have them. The yarn was Lion Brand Wool Ease that I'm sure I bought with some other project in mind since I have 3 balls of it. Not to worry. I'll just make a matching hat and whatever else I can crank out. I may even make another pair of fingerless gloves for her just in case she loses these. I'm just being realistic.
The pattern was one of the many I found on the internet but the name, source etc escapes me right now. It's a pretty straightforward and simple design but the instructions were less than clear. There was a note stating that it was the designer's first pattern so I can forgive the lack of clarity.
Now Stinkerbelle wants new fingerless gloves for her. Off to find a suitable pattern. She'd like a representation of water this time. Hmmmm....


Carole Knits said...

Great looking mitts!

Cursing Mama said...

They sure went quick!