Sunday, November 15, 2009

What have I been doing?

I have had the sense this fall that I haven't been doing much knitting.  But maybe it's because I've been knitting things that were not on my knitting to do lists. 

These mitts are a perfect example.  When ysolda's pattern came out, I knew I had to make them, and I even knew that I wanted to use my plucky KAL yarn.  It turns out this was a decision made in knitting heaven, because this yarn turned out even more marvelously than anticipated.  It's hard to capture in photos, but it's totally glowy! 

The wrist band is knit straight, and then you pick up stitches along the edge and knit the hand.  This design (like so many of Ysolda's, really) has a fantastic combination of simplicity and sweet little details. 

I especially loved how the buttons along the wrist section curve a bit, so they aren't in a straight line.  

The other little knit that I can share is a iPod cover I improvised for my iPod.  I promised that I would make it a new cover if it started working again, and as it did, I kept my word.

The button is a glowy green that matches this super special yarn (what's it called, Old Books or something?) perfectly. Yay super special, happy yarn!


HEB said...

Those mitts are adorable.

And the yarn is called Well Read. I can't believe you.

CH said...

Very pretty, ew! I would love to see the glowy-ness of the yarn in person. It is good of you to keep your word to your ipod, you should be fearful of the sad ipod face.

Elizabeth said...

Yeah, I don't know how I forgot the name of that yarn! I blame moving.

Thanks for the lovely comments guys--I was rather sad to give those mitts away, but the recipient was properly appreciative, which is always nice.

kzwick said...

I love the buttons. And, that pouch reminds me of when I used to carry my ipod in a sock. This seems like a long evolution from that.