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Friday, July 28, 2006

DPNs, Ho!

I've decided to finally take the leap and try knitting in the round on double-pointed needles. Of course, I had to pick something with cables, if only to up the needle count to five. I'm doing the "fingerless gloves"—more like wrist warmers—from this season's Knitty. So far it's surprisingly easy, and I only had to start over once. I'm just now getting to the thumb, though, which could well be a mess.

For once I'm using exactly the recommended yarn, Debbie Bliss
Cashmerino Aran, which Courtney kindly picked up for me.

I finished knitting up the drop-stitch shell that I started two states and one baby ago. I'm not bothering to finish seaming it or blocking it, because did I mention it was started one baby ago? Also, somehow I managed to make the front about three inches longer than the back.

Maybe I'll make it into a pillow cover; the ladders would probably
look nice with a bright contrasting color underneath. Or maybe I'll
stuff it into a bag and stash it in the closet.


Courtney said...

Pretty gloves! Love the sweater too, or pillowcase, as the case may be--love the idea of a contrasting color underneath! So creative!

Alison Lerner said...

I vote for the pillowcase idea. That sounds fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Geez. Life's too short. Just cut a hole in a sock! dad