Monday, October 14, 2013

FO #'s 14 and 15 and One NEW WIP

I LOVE malabrigo yarn.  Purchased some Rios worsted to knit fingerless gloves/mitts and have been cranking them out at about 1 every other day or so!  I am up to two finished pairs, with one pair on the sticks (three more rows and picking up the thumbs and FO # 16 will be done!).

My only complaint?  I wouldn't recommend knitting two at a time from opposite ends, unless you plan to knit two pairs.

One very navy, and one very pink

 My first two Smashed Grapes Fingerless Mitts/Gloves from a skein of malabrigo rios yarn in the color way Purpuras.

While knitting at my weekly knitting group, one of my friends, who knows I tend to be very matchy with my knitting, asked, "are you okay with how those are turning out?"  Also, while knitting these mitts, the Yarn Harlot had a similar issue with fingerless' for her daughter.

After I completed the first pair, I brought out my scale to see if I had enough to knit a second pair and I had more than enough!

Closer, but still one more pink, one more navy
The second pair would be okay for someone, the pink one has navy in it; the navy one has spots of pink.

Switch-o/change-o and here we go:

These mitts have a deadline.  I plan on giving them as thank you gifts to my assistants and my doctor.  I return to work on October 24, and have a doctor's visit October 25.  Yesterday I cast on my third pair Argos Iris Smashed Grapes and, do you notice another trend!?

I see at least one more pair of fingerless.  Though I did purchase a brown skein for myself as I love fingerless, but always end up giving them away, sometimes right off my hands!  At least the brown mitts don't have a deadline. I would like to crank out a pair of heavy wool socks for the husband and it would be nice to work one them while he's at work!

Because of the deadline for all the fingerless', all other projects are on the back burner.  That includes Liz's Cowl (deadline December only 20 grams of yarn left), my Birch Leaf Shawl (which I'd like to take on our honeymoon in December), and my Lucy cardigan (no "deadline" but would be nice to when I return to work later this month).


Gracey is not my name.... said...

Great projects..I checked out the Rav links...and put the cowl in my library!

Also I love fingerless mitts..make them a lot!

Fiber Jewels said...

Cool - if you want the pattern as I've changed it, let me know and I'll try to send you the graph I worked out.