picot is stinkin' precious...
"Flocked" mittens, pattern by Hello Yarn...yarn is worsted :: Malabrigo Rios and Spud and Chloe Sweater
Don't you love a picot edge? Gosh, I love them on everything - why don't I make them more? Gah, because they are super duper futzy, right? But gosh, a finished picot is so precious. I blocked her up this morning to prep for the lining (so yes, this mitten will be like knitting TWO mittens before I have one...). I soaked the mitt and when I squished it around after a bit, a puff of red came out into the water. o.m.g. Yup, a little bleedage - I could have cried - I think it'll be okay and I have cast on the second one...You see, I am distracting myself...I am just avoiding my true challenge...the sweater.
I have never ever finished a sweater and thought, "yup, gonna wear that a lot". Okay, I have only finished two sweaters - probably because I have been so sad upon cast off, forlornly calculating how much time and money I have just wasted. Truth be told, knitting can be like that sometimes. A rabbit hole of time and cash...okay, let's not dwell on that.
So, we were talking about the elusive sweater. The Plucky Knitter gang over at Rav is having a Knit-A-Long, to knit something that challenges you in 2011 - develop a new skill or try a garment off your grid. So I am going full speed ahead into a sweater - well, as soon as I stop procrastinating on other things. I hope to have a Cassis by the end of the KAL - in some freaking fabulous Plucky MCN Lite. My swatch appears to be spot on - so could this be an omen?
Speaking of Plucky - I knit a test for her recently - out of her MCN Aran (squishy, squish, squish). I knit the Wandering Cowl for her to toss about her display booth. I do love when I can see how something knits up, so it was a pleasure to knit this - because Sarah is so nice - but mostly because I got to squish her yarn, kind of on loan.
Well, back to my other mitten distraction - gotta keep plugging away so I can get a move on the scary sweater.