Warm hands and cold feet!

                                         

                Pattern : Chevalier Mittens

                Start Date: January 1st 2008

                Finish Date: February 11th 2008

                Yarn: almost 200g of Cascade 220  * Two different dyelots, one for each mitt as I ran out. Thanks to Pat I was able to finish*

                Needles : 3.75mm DPN’s

 I did the shorter version of these mittens, which is minus two green sections on the pattern. Good thing because they are a TAD long as is but they are wearable. Love how they turned out and i’ve got tons of comments on them already. The first night I had them on , after finishing a few hours earlier, we are paying at the counter of Canadian Tire. The young girl at the counter says WOW I love your mittens!!!

me: Thanks!

Moose: *pipes in and says* You like those?? I made them for her!

young girl: YOU DID???? YOU MADE THOSE????

me: LOL no he didn’t, I did.

young girl: YOU DID???? Well my names ______ and next time you come in here you can make me some.

me: *smiles*

SUUUUURRRRE hunny I’ll just go home and whip you up a pair right now!! Hey at least she liked them :)

                                          

                I have all the pieces of the duffle coat finished I just need to sew it all up. I probably would have had that done today but you see I had a knitting emergency.

MY MOOSE NEEDS SLIPPERS!! Thats right folks his poor ole donkey slippers have holes right through the feet and he’s been whinning that he needs new slippers. The thought occured that I could knit him a pair of felted clogs….. that was pushed out fast as I knew he’d never wear them. The whinning insued and finally I said

me:  I could knit you a pair of felted clogs?

Moose: what are those??

me: I’ll get the pattern and show you. *off I run to get the pattern* I show him the pattern and he says

Moose: ok

me: *astonished* You’ll really wear them???

Moose: Yup

me: *excited now* OK what colour do you want them?

Moose: whatever you’ve got, they’re just slippers

TYPICAL MAN!!! But hey i’m knitting my moose slippers *beams* that he’s gonna wear!!!

I started last night during Corrie and finished the second one up this afternoon

                                              

I didn’t know if I was going to have enough yarn in the stash to do these but I thought if I did mustard soles and cuff’s then I should hopefully cross my fingers and have enough left for the body of them. I guess I was a little excited about knitting something for Moose that I cast on with the body colour and didn’t realize until I was at the cuff…… yes yes ok I was over excited. Today when I cast of the clog two I debated on whether to make number 2 the proper way with the mustard bottom and have them not look like a pair or try the same way as the first and hope there’s enough. Well I went with HOPE and I was 6 stinking rows short of brown. 6 STINKING ROWS!!!! DANG that burns my butt. Moose, well he couldn’t have cared less and said just use what you got, they’re only slippers. ARGGGGG I know they are only slippers but I want them to look the SAME!!! I had no choice but to fill the 6 rows in with mustard, its not that bad really but its still annoying. Tomorrow I will felt them once the Moose is up so I can get them to the perfect fit. Fingers crossed!

Cable-licious

We had another freezing rain/ice storm last night. My whole driveway is a sheet of ice, makes it hard for driving out of, especially since we have to drive up to get out. The dogs and I are headed off to mum and dad’s today, will be interesting driving I tell ya. Before I go though I wanted to show you all what I’m working on, we haven’t had many WIP pictures here lately.

                               

First up is the Duffle Coat pattern from Double Knits by Zoe Mellor. I own two of her books already, and this one I found at the library this week. I was itching to cast on for this ALL week but there was another project I knew I needed to get done first. Then thursday night came, I closed at work on wednesday, was in for open the next day with 5 hrs sleep and needless to say was a wee bit grumpy that night. I didn’t end up going to hooking because I was just sooooo tired but I did lazy on the couch and end up casting on for this cutie with the cascade 220 I got while in Kansas last year. I’m knitting the 1-2 years size, its gonna be soooo darn cute!!!!

                                                   

This is the knit I need to get finished. Its the second mitten of the Chevalier mittens I started a while ago and ran out of yarn??? Remember??? Well the lovely Pat messaged me and said she has the yarn, not the same dyelot but I was welcome to it if I wanted it. HECK YES!!!! So quick as anything she popped it in the mail and it arrived the next week. When it arrived I put the skein next to the already finished mitten and you could see the skein was had alot more yellow in it compared to the mitten. I realized I would just have to suck it up and show one hand at a time :) BUT I cast on and after a few rows into the cable pattern and put it side by side with the finished mitten again….. couldn’t tell the difference, NOT EVEN A BIT!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! Now I’m super excited to get this one done so I can’t sport my lovely non matching but no one will ever know mittens. THANK YOU PAT!!! YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!! Oh and here’s a picture of the two together. Any idea they were different???

                                                

I’ll be revelling in cables all weekend :) Have a good one!

Dilemma

                                         

Presenting Chevalier Mitten number 1!

So here’s the first mitt of the pair that I’ve completed over the last couple of days. I’m using the same Cascade 220 cream coloured yarn as I did for Gretel. I had previously used this yarn for an Irish Hiking Scarf and hat. Upon finishing Gretel with my leftovers I decided to rip the Irish Hiking Hat. I forgot to use smaller needles on the ribbing and it really bothered me that it didn’t look right so riiiiiip it went. I figured I needed mitts to complete my hat and scarf ensemble but of course I’ve RUN OUT OF YARN!!!! :( I got this yarn three years ago in Maine and with one mitt left to knit, I KNOW there’s no way I’ll make it. I’m hoping someone out there can help me. I need about 3/4 of a ball or a skein of Cascade 200 in Colour 8010 lot 3597 I know its a long shot but if ANYONE out there has some and is willing to sell or trade it I’d really appreciate it. Moose suggested I rip some of the Irish Hiking Scarf out and use that but its just the perfect length now and I fear any less would be pointless.

Can anyone help???