January 25, 2007

Waffle Scarf and Matching Mittens, plus pictures!

I've been working on mittens. It's been a little difficult for a few reasons, I've been running around lately and I haven't yet mastered knitting and driving at the same time. Some day, kids. I have decided to measure my hand and see how many stitches per inch I get and be mathmatical about my mittens. I did that, and the cuff was too large. I suppose I have small hands, and tiny wrists, so I told the math to stick it, and I casted on and decided to fly off the seat of my pants.

This has caused its own problems, because I haven't learned to use DPN's yet, and to get a circumference that small, you need DPN's. I'm using a Susan Bates very tiny US 8 circular needle because, quite frankly, I'm a gangsta. It took a little shuffling, but I got the cuff out, and the stitches kinda-sorta relaxed so the stitches don't look that amazing. Personally, I don't care. These mittens are going to keep my hands warm, assuming that I finish them that is.. and they are allowed to be ugly. I took some pictures, and I also included pictures of the scarf from the hat/scarf/mitten combo. I haven't gotten any pictures of finished Waffle Scarf, or finished pictures of Matching Hat, both of which are done.

I've been visiting my grandma, and every time I walk into her room at the hospital she tells me how cute I look in the hat/scarf combo. I never bothered to darn in the ends, I think I cut them way to short so they stick out here and there. She's always telling me I have something on my forehead. Last night she reminded me again, and after I tell her how lazy I am/I'm a gangsta, she says to me, "Well it's your own style. At least we'll always know who's hat it is." She is the semi-lucky recipient of a Manos del Uruguay hat that I knit after I saw a hat I wanted at the Gap. I say semi-lucky because she was being transported from one hospital to another and otherwise she wouldn't have gotten a hat. Okay, I'm not a jerk, I was going to knit her a hat in a creme or off-white color like she asked me. I just.. haven't gotten around to it. Stop judging me and look at pictures..

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^Oh, I know you're loving my knees. What's even better is that this picture is so huge its almost like I'm really there.

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^ Whoooaaa! You're getting a show today! There's part of my foot!

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^I didn't know what else to do with my hand. I like my cuffs extra long. I'm going to get kicked off blogger aren't I?

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^I know its a little blurry but that's cause I'm always on the move to get more yarn. Ok the real reason is that I'm right handed trying to take a picture with my left hand. Notice: right hand is in the pictures.

Hope you like them! Also! I just want to say that I'm extremely thankful that Get Stitchy decided to add me to their blog roll. It really made me happy. <3 Thank you.


Anonymous said...

I just had to tell you that if you use two circular needles, and keep half the stiches on one and half on the other, you won't have to bother with the dpns. I enjoyed you pictures, your humor, and your gangsta style!

knitty34 said...

The other method you could use for a small circumference is the magic loop method. I hate using dpns and use the magic loop for everything. There is a good explanation of it here:


a. said...

found you from lynne! great sense of humor. you know you can resize those photos with gimp? it's an open source version of photoshop so it won't eat into your yarn budget :o)

Lynda said...

Hi! Found you through Lynne. You've got a great blog started here! You're the age of my kids (my 19 y/o daughter is a knitter, too) - I'll be adding you to my bloglines.

Your waffle scarf is going to be great!

Ria said...

For a moment, I thought your knees in the pictures were the tips of your fingers, and I was amazed at the tiny scale of your knitting! *grins*

Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning the "guess how many skeins" contest!! You go girl, you are doing great on your knitting and taking chances, that is what it is all about!

Heatherly said...

lol, no love your DPN's! they are a neccessary evil!
congrats on the skein contest!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the yarn win over at lynne's blog. I am new to blogging also. Gotta say that your blog looks great! Best to you. Keep those needles clicking between studying.

Sue said...

Congratulations on your win on the "guess how many skeins" contest. I was also a winner of that contest over at Lynne's blog ~ isn't she the greatest?! Like you, I am also new to the blogging world. Your scarf looks great!