Friday, December 19

ongoing

Thank you all for your support with the Metropole. I guess I wasn't clear; I'd already washed and blocked what I'd knitted, and those were the measurements I'd gotten. I think I'm going to knit a larger size, as suggested by Lisa. If I go up yet another needle size, I'll end up with a coat that doesn't do much to keep out the wind. I also hope I can use the gauge information that I now know in order to make the appropriate adjustments when knitting the next size up. Oh, it will be hard to motivate on this yet again.

I've basically given up on gift knitting. I still have plans to make some very cute mittens for my other nephew, but I haven't found the right yarn yet. (I actually haven't looked, but I know my local yarn store doesn't have what I want, so again this requires motivation.)

The real reason that I've not started on these mittens (which I know will be very fast to knit), is because I've started some new mittens for myself (Vinterblomster mittens by Heidi Mork), and I'm totally addicted to them. (Some people love knitting socks; I love knitting mittens.) I'm just about done the first one, and I've sworn that when that is done I'll make the Christmas mittens.

Our leaky windows are being fixed! Some contractors arrived yesterday and set up some scaffolding, and I woke up this morning to banging. They apparently have to take off some of the brick above the problem windows. I'm a little nervous that they'll break something, but for now I've just closed the curtains and let them do their thing. I wonder what will happen when the snowstorm hits this afternoon. I can't imagine they'll work through it...

6 comments:

knithound brooklyn said...

I really don't blame you for losing your mojo on the coat. But don't give up, because the yarn you chose is just so fantastic and it will look beautiful on you.

Those mittens are in my queue as are a growing list of mittens. I feel a huge mitten surge coming on. Like doing socks but faster, huh. Yours are pretty!!

Ami said...

I love those mittens! They are adorable- I also like the colours you chose.

t does wool said...

oh the colors...such wonderful tones!!

A Walsh said...

I LOVE knitting mittens too! My knitting group is full of sock knitters, they knit pair after pair but not me! I stick to mittens, I love them!

The pair youre working on is beautiful.. what yarn are you using?

emily said...

Quite some contrast in this blog! I love the mitten you're making too. Meanwhile, how're things outside that window?!
(And now it's the weekend...
Mom

Friender said...

Wow, that is some construction going on there. I hope they fix the leaking appropriately!

Your mittens look gorgeous!