Tuesday, October 16, 2007

First Selbuvotter off the needles!


Blue Selbuvotter #1
Originally uploaded by Emily E.M.
I did a lot of knitting this past week and weekend, and on Saturday night I finished the first of my NHM #7 mittens. Well, except for the thumb. I've decided to knit both mittens and then tackle the thumbs, because I want to get some super-short DPNs for the thumb knitting. I had a difficult time with my 6" DPNs once I got to the tip of the hand because the hole was so small and the needles were everywhere. So, instead of just procrastinating until I get around to getting the needles, I'm going to cast-on the second mitten tonight at knitting club and proceed with abandon. Whilst hoping not to run out of yarn. I may have made a slight error in yarn purchasing, only having bought one 25 gram skein of each color, due to my inability to pay attention to the actual yardage called for in the pattern instead of the weight and number of skeins. I'm hoping I'll have enough, but I need to weigh what I have to make sure, so I can get more of the same lot if need be. No reason not to do that right now, actually, is there? Weigh it I mean...

6 comments:

KarenJoSeattle said...

A different dye lot on the thumbs shouldn't show - another good reason to leave both for later.

terri said...

You will probably need at least one more skein of the background color. Weigh the leftover yarn and see if you have at least half left, if not, buy more.

Marisol said...

Nicely done Emily! Great Fair Isle work!

Anonymous said...

Your gloves are simply lovely!

Sue Fulay (Little)

bookwoman said...

Gorgeous!

Robin said...

WOW! I am so impressed with the intricacy of that!