Feb 10, 2009

For Them

I'm trying so hard to be a selfish knitter and I just can't do it. My Loppem is making progress for sure but so are a bunch of things that are totally not for me.

DSC_0788Here's the start of a Noro scarf for Bruce. He really loved the one I made for my brother so I set out to make one for him in Poems, a yarn I found at Stitches but it just wasn't working for me at all. Very soft but it didn't compare to the Noro at all so when I went to my LYS's anniversary sale last month I picked up some Silk Garden. There wasn't a lot to choose from because apparently a certain striped scarf has created quite a run on Noro. It's ok though because I really do love color 282 which is what I got. It's got some really pink spots but it's also green and nearly black places. Thankfully my husband is very adventurous and he'll wear just about any color.

I took this picture a few days ago and I'm much further into it by now. I still love working this pattern, the Entrelac Scarf by Allison LoCicero and I may even make another one after I finish with this. Once you get the hang of it, it's quite easy with just the right amount of thought required to keep it fun.

DSC_0792This is the start of a pair of fingerless mitts for Stinkerbelle. I promised to make a new pair for her so long ago that I can no longer remember. She loved her Dedos en Fuego but they got a little small and worn out. This time she chose a purpley skein of Scarlet Fleece yarn and asked for something reflecting fire and ice. She drew pictures and I considered them but I just couldn't figure it out. Instead I found a pattern for Nalu Mitts by Leila Raabe which I think she'll like. It's not quite fire and ice but I think that the undulating line down the middle with the moss stitch on one side and stockinette comes close. I may embellish these when I'm done or I may go back to the drawing board with her sketches and come up with something just for her. Right now the focus is on getting a finished product on her hands.

Come to think of it, this just may be the season of Stinkerbelle. There's another little something I started last night that's for her as well. More on that to come.


Carole Knits said...

I can teach you to be a selfish knitter.

Sarah-potterknitter said...

I do like that mitt pattern, I think it will look really good in the blues.
I'm pretty good at being selfish except when it comes to all the babies on the way!

Cursing Mama said...

You may not be selfish but you are certainly prolific.