Whether you're trying to hit 10 in a row from the free throw line or mastering Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me" on Guitar Hero - we all need to do a little practice once in a while.
With one more sleeve to sew on the other Norah Gaughan knit in the making I have started a pair of Endpaper Mitts. I haven't done stranded knitting in a while and this is the project I needed to rev me up. I have been experimenting with how to hold the yarn, over or under, with the right hand or left hand... etc. I think by now I'm doing a hybrid of all those different techniques but so far really liking how it's coming out!
Since this photo was taken I'm about up to the thumb gusset. The only thing I didn't do which I may rip back in the end is the cuff. I used the new to me Italian Cast-on found over on Francesca's blog with the 2s instead of 0s and it ended up making the cuff way too loose. I plan on finishing it with the 0s and starting the 2nd one properly but I just don't feel like ripping it out Right Now... I'm just having too much fun fair isle-ing!
Other knits on the burner...
I have the color cards for Venezia Pullover but need to make some choices. I had ordered the yarn for the Phildar sweater but when the color arrived it looked more like Giants Blue than the steely blue I was going for - so that's just back to the drawing board (but only for a short time, promise! I wanna get that pullover started too!) And now I can make some Giants hats (and beer cozies!) for people I know! YEA! haha
Happily, things are looking up... I see Feburary on the horizion and what it means... Feb Break. For those lazy mornings (maybe even a stop at the gym... maybe.), knitting and drinking tea ... well we're almost there. Jan just really was filled with bummer news... I mean Heath now? Wow.