Here is the same mitt from last time, just with its tendency to go all three three-pronged reigned in a bit by a handy glove form.
This has actually grown a bit since the picture was taken. The thumb gusset is finished (and oh my goodness is it tidy, I love how they work on these). I’ll most likely have a finished one to show you early next week. Next week will also likely see some sort of housekeeping/schedule clarifying post. I’ve got scads and scads of things coming up over the next few months (including, you know, new book), and I should probably let you all know what to expect (short answer, knitting patterns…lots and lots of knitting patterns).
Oh, and in the meantime, I looked it up, and the color of the yarn (Dream in Color’s Everlasting DK) is raincloud. It’s yummy stuff (and completely appropriate for today’s weather), and I love working with it.
Knitting is usually pretty accommodating. It will stretch and bend and drape and generally do what you ask if you ask nicely enough. But this? This really wants to be a slightly smushed trefoil, and you aren’t going to convince it differently.
This is the re-knit for Adumbrate (in some of Dream in Color’s Everlasting DK in a color I will look up later). I’m finding them terribly amusing and enjoying their willful nature far more than I should.
To everyone who says ‘mine doesn’t look like yours,’ I have a confession. Mine doesn’t look like mine either until it’s blocked. Shall I show you?
See how one of those is all lovely and flow-y and smooth with clearly defined stitches, distinct ribbing, and pretty flared edges? And see how one is a twisty, crumpled mess of disappointment with muddled lines and no flare to be seen?
Yeah, the only difference is that the first one has been tossed in the sink for a bit of a soak, gently patted into shape, and left to dry. Total time expended, about 5 minutes. That includes wiping out the sink before I started, because that’s always the first step in the process around here. It doesn’t count the 15 minutes or so I let it soak, or the time it takes to dry, but that’s not exactly active time. I think it’s a big enough improvement to be worth five minutes of my time, don’t you? (Hint, the answer is yes.)
Well, they’re done, and the pattern’s out!
It’s been a long road for these mitts. I first made them an alarmingly long time ago (they were one of the very first mitts I did). I knit them, loved them, wrote up the pattern, folks made them, all was well. Then, last year, I started to get an itch. An itch to completely re-do many of my favorite early patterns. I tried to ignore that itch for a very long time (it’s a huge undertaking), but I could not. So I jumped in. I started with these.
First, I knit another pair in a more suitable yarn (Anzula’s Squishy, and wow is it yummy for these). When they were done, The Boy and I tromped off to the conveniently located abandoned greenhouse to get some pictures. Then, I lent the pattern to a friend for a marvelous project. And now, now the exclusivity on that project has ended, so I can finally make the shiny new pattern available to you.
So that’s just what I’m doing today. The pattern for Interstices is now available on ravelry. I’m delighted to have the new and improved pattern out there. I love these mitts, and thrilled for the chance to show them off the way they deserve!
If they find their way onto your needles, I’d love to hear about it. Come show them off in my rav group! I can’t wait to see what you do with them.
- April 2, 2014
- tags: chez violence
What was that? You’re concerned I don’t have enough tea?
I dearly dearly want to paint the inside of this cabinet bright yellow and paint the inside of the cabinet door with chalkboard paint for making grocery lists on (I actually really want to hire someone to come repaint the whole kitchen this summer, but I’m not sure if that will be feasible). I’m just concerned that the raw wood will eat all the paint and make it a huge hassle (I think the answer is primer, but I’m not sure, and it’s making me hesitate…that and my deep laziness). Somebody wanna come do it for me?