Sunday, 27 December 2009


I have tonnes of shit to share with you, and so little time/energy to do it.

We've been sick here for three weeks now. First a head cold, that became a chest cold with a wicked cough. It is/was a mean, nasty, disgusting cold. One of the nastiest colds I've ever gone through. Now a new head cold, complete with eye-watering sinus pain. Awesome. The first round had Mr. Wonderful in bed for 3 days. This round has me wishing I could hide in bed for three days.

Coming up:
  • Doll clothes
  • Argyle mittens
  • Christmas baking
  • Christmas re-cap
Let us start with Argyle mittens.

I decided that I wanted to knit myself a pair of awesome mittens. You may recall my plea for decisive assistance here. I neglected to list as an option the pattern that I eventually settled on, Vespergyle Mitts. So I cast on, and made this much progress the first day.

Stirring, isn't it?

By the end of day 2, I had this much done:

After a week, my mitten looked like this:

It didn't stay like that though. The thumb is too small, so I had to rip it back. Right now it's in time out. Eventually, I'll get back at it. For now, I'm angry with it and refuse to speak to it.

The mitten fits beautifully, and the yarns (STR Silky, and Koigu KPM) are a dream on my hands. I really look forward to burying the hatchet with my mitten, and making it a mate.

More posting later. For now, tired. Must sleep.


Vanessa said...

Its SO pretty! I am thinking I am goign to have to go pull my color work mitts out of time out and finish them now. LOL!!

Abi F (Lavababy) said...

Wow awesome mitt!! Get well soon.

Batty said...

Oh, keep going, that mitten is amazing! Love the color combo. You can do it.

I hope you feel better soon, what you have sounds utterly miserable. Make sure to get lots of rest and drink lots of tea.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! that is soooooo beautiful!! wonderful work!! kwgma