Dec 302010
 

With the recent snowpocalypse, it became rather clear that I needed some new hand warmers – my old mittens, made out of recycled sweaters had holes but were still wearable. Shoveling the 20+ inches of snow on Monday made them unwearable.

So I picked out some yummy malabrigo in the Mint colorway and cast on a pair of Bella’s mittens (ravelry link). Two days later, I had a new pair of mittens (and yes I totally wore the one mitten by itself until I completed the other one).

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modeled mitten #1

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cable length

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close up of the top of the mitten

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full view of both mittens

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soft mitten underbelly

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close up of thumb gusset

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perfect!

So, these mittens, as written, fit my freakishly long hands. The overall length is a bit much when you take them off and try to get them back on again. But they are serving their purpose, keeping my hands toasty toasty warm. I hope that they are the beginning of a new trend, knitting things for myself. I’m working on trying to clear my needles of WIPs so I can have more blog fodder soon! Next up for finishing? Erika’s sweater.

Feb 222008
 

Okay it has been ages since I have felt that I have had anything to blog about.  Still unemployed. Still interviewing.  Still Knitting.  Still wedding planning.  But! I have news.

We have a photographer.  Rick Blanco is just awesome.  It is a husband and wife team and they have already sent us a small planning binder.  Just so many personal touches, I am just very very impressed.  Mom and I went to a bridal fair at La Massaria last weekend. Spoke with the florist that we will be using, as well as Kharissa about the planning at the site.  Tasted food at the site, chicken marsala, which was just excellent.  We also spent saturday trying on dresses at two bridal shops – one in East Greenville and one in Harleysville.  No luck.  So things are going along nicely. 

Monday, my mom, godmother (Aunt Charlotte) and I drove out to Lancaster to see the Alfred Angelo store.  I *found* my dress. Here it is: MY DRESS!!! Thank goodness.  Now we can really talk to the florist and figure all of that out as well as the baker. 

Knitting wise, I'm working on finishing up my wicked sweater.  I have a pair of knucks to knit for a friend in the UK and that is about it.  I just participated in the She-Knits Super Secret Swap and received my package and it is just wonderful.  I will post a photo later.  I also received my shipment of Malabrigo from Fabulous Yarns!

I am getting a new camera too!  Yay.  I ordered a Canon Digital Rebel XT  8 MP body and a 28-105 mm lens since my piddly sony cybershot 4.1 mp is on it's last leg – the usb cable is dying and the display screen is shot.  I have been saving my pennies for this.  The yarn above was a weak moment after a job interview that won't lead to anything until June as it is with how the economy is lately. 

Ok back to purging my room, I have too much stuff.  Eep!

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