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