- Self-patterning socks #3 for DH
- Done! I finished them on Saturday morning while DH was at work, wrapped them up and gave them to him at the joint party for him and my mom that evening. Unfortunately, I have forgotten to take pictures of the finished project - stay tuned.
- Muppet roadkill
- I have turned the first corner on the edging!
I'm trying to get several edging repeats done a day so I can have a hope in hell of finishing this thing soon. Ideally, I'd like to have it ready for DD1's 'friends' birthday party in a few weeks.
- Selbu Mittens
- So I was looking for something to read while I took a soak in an epsom bath (anyone who's ever been postpartum will probably understand the purpose of that), and I pulled out Marcia Lewandowski's Folk Mittens. Browsing along, I came to the "Selbu Mittens"...and something snapped. I was consumed by a desire to make these mittens. I don't know why these mittens specifically. There are lots of absolutely gorgeous mittens in the book, yet I fixated on these.
So, Monday I started up on mitten #1, and by yesterday afternoon...
I had a mitten.
This is the back:
And this is a shot of the inside of the thumb:
I adore it. I am obsessed by it. I think it looks totally kick-ass. Unfortunately, I am less than enthused about making a mate for it - I gave into the craving to knit a Selbu mitten, and now that a Selbu mitten has been knitted, the craving is assuaged.
Fortunately, I have months to get over this Second Mitten Syndrome before the weather gets cold.
(Yep, the mittens will be for me. I also had DH try on the mitten so I could see how much I'd need to change up the pattern to make something to fit him. Turns out the length is fine on him, I just have to add some width.)