Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Just a Quickie with some Pics

I have pictures! I'm sure you're jumping out of your seats with excitement... Okay, that might be pushing it.

Like I said I finished the mittens I was working on (finished meaning blocked them but haven't sewn in ends or knit the lining)

I really like how I reversed the colors. It really makes them unique, yet they still look like they belong together.

And since I finished (I'm using that term quite loosely ) the mittens I decided to start clapotis. I've actually gotten pretty far on it.

I took the Harlot's advice and decided to purl the stitches you're supposed to drop because basically it's the same thing as keeping track of a knit stitch using a marker... She's so smart! I'm loving how the varigation is playing out in this. It's not flashing or pooling weirdly, which I love. And each ball is totally different than the last one. It's great!
Here's a bit of a close up on some of the dropped stitches.

There's something so satisfying about dropping a stitch on purpose and watching it unravel all the way down to the beginning. I can't explain it, you're just going to have to try it for yourself!


CrazyFiberLady said...

I love the mittens. They do look so good together!

Your clapotis is coming out very nicely. I was planning on using the Harlot's little purling trick when I get around to starting mine. I need to finish something before I start it :) Looking forward to seeing your clapotis done.

Lauren said...

Your mittens are adorable, E! Love love love them. The Clapotis is off to a smashing start as well... I am hoping to get onto this later in the season!

Hope all is well!

erica said...

The mittens are beautilicious!

I want to start a clapotis soon now, too. Everyone's is so different and so beautiful.

um said...

wow, what beautifully delicious mitten cakes :) thanks for the fix there - i was running low! i love your clapotis, too. i appreciate that tip about purling i/o marking. i am 98% certain that i'm going to tackle this project next, and i like hearing fixes and tips before i begin.

hope you're doing great and enjoying your time with d! :)

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its kinda girly thing.. :-P .. but I was just browsing thru and I found it great work in sweaters... so stopped by to compliment you!! :-)


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Anonymous said...

See! Clapotis is addicting! That's why I am on my second one. I wish I had read Harlot's post too before I started the second one. If I make another I will definately purl the stitch that needs to be dropped. Such a clever girl.
Beth (big geek)

Laura said...

yes, i LOVE dropping stitches. heehee. on purpose, too.

Elisa said...

Wendy (The Bookish Girl) let me drop one of her stitches and boy was it fun!

The mittens look great - and with the weather we're getting, you'll still get plenty of use out of them (um, are they for you?) before the warm weather is here to stay.

Have a great weekend!

kmckiernan said...

Wow, such beautiful mittens, you are way more talented than I am! Love the clap-clap, looking good and moving fast!