Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mittens and a wrinkled dress

I finished the "Summersplash" yarn and I'm quite happy with it. I just don't know what to knit with it? Another Morning Surf Scarf? I don't have one, but maybe I can find something else that goes well with the yarn, too.
Handspun "Summersplash"

Currently I'm working on two items - fair isle mittens and a winter dress.
Anemoi Mittens Anemoi Mittens
This is the first fair isle project I'm doing (apart from playing around with swatches here or there) and I'm quite pleased with my tension. The back part with the spirals puckers a bit, but the palm side is quite nice.

The dress might have been finished already if I wasn't ripping back so much. It's not difficult to knit, but I continue to make modifications, which I don't like, but I think I now found a good solution.

When I took the picture I realized how wrinkled the dress looks. I guess, when I knit something I don't really care too much how it looks. I stuff my projects in plastic bags and that shows. But washing and blocking will take all your tears away, so why bother.
Dress from Rebecca

5 Kommentare:

Esoteric Knitter said...

great fair isle work!

Markus B. said...

also ich muss jetzt schon mal sagen, dass ich ziemlich beeindruckt bin, was du hier so "wegstrickst"...
Das Wort "mittens" habe ich meines Wissens erst von Tori Amos gelernt... Snow can wait, I forgot my mittens

projektleiterin said...

You guys just earned brownie points. :D

Und Markus, ich mußte dafür nachschlagen was "mittens" auf Deutsch heißt, mir ist einfach nicht eingefallen. :D

riotyarn said...

I love the mittens.

projektleiterin said...

Thank you, riotyarn! I'm already working on the second mitten. Fair isle is really quite fun!


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