Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bring It On

I have been knitting a fair bit recently. Here's the product of my labours since the last time I shared my stuff with you.

mum's sock

West-Jet Socks II, for Mum. The Harlot's Basic Sock recipe, OnLine SuperSocke 100 yarn.

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Legwarmers, inspired by HelloYarn's recipe. I wear skirts pretty much all the time, and these seemed a wonderfully simple way to keep my legs warm without high boots. Knit from the wonderful hand-painted yarn made at and purchased from Bullock Lake Farms on Salt Spring Island.

Finally. The icing on the cake, and looking good enough to actually be icing. The mittens.

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The palm.

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The top side. What you're looking at is the extended cuff (in between contract colour purled rows). I still have another 10 rows or so before I hit the thumb. Did I mention I am loving these? They're super addictive, warm as heck (already! There's still an angora lining to be added!) and without question, the loveliest thing I have ever knitted.

I never understood the Harlot's fascination with Norwegian/Latvian/Estonian mittens before. I get it now. They're tiny blank canvases to throw the most extravagant patterning you can on to them. Bring it on.

3 comments:

~Velda said...

OMG those mittens *drool!* the socks are lovely too :)

kate said...

You put me to shame! They're gorgeous! I'm in awe of your fearlessness!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!....I think that says it all about those mittens.