On my needles

Working on a pair of Selbuvotter mittens… love this pattern, though I think I’d prefer knitting the colours reversed so the dark colour is the main and the white the contrast. Next pair …

Selbuvotter

I’m not sure who these will belong to when they’re done, but I’m sure I’ll find a good home for them!

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LOVE knitting nordics…

Turns out I love knitting nordic mittens. I love watching the pattern emerge slowly (because I am so new to this I am going v e r y    s l o w l y), I love love love the complexity (well, it’s complex for me!) of switching between the two colours, of knitting to a graph… I can’t believe I’ve never done this before. I love the craft. I love creating something this beautiful.

I felt the same way when I was working on the reversible cables for the wrap I just knit. I actually found that I really enjoyed knitting up those shapes, that creating those curving patterns was truly relaxing. And now that I think of it, the rolling hills of the Palouse had a similar effect. There’s something soothing about those undulating shapes.
I wonder why that is?

Knitting projects

I’m working on a couple projects that are quite fun… I’m doing my first real lace project, a scarf. Though really Rosita is my first REAL lace project. I’m distinguishing because, being a scarf, my current project is more traditional. I’m actually taking the beginner lace course at Mouline.

Here’s the scarf
And, I’ve also begun something entirely new for me, a nordic mitten! I’m working on a pattern called Egyptian Mitten, which is written in some Scandinavian language (the women at last night’s Knit night think it might be Finnish but no one there speaks it so we’re not sure). I’ve done the cuff. It was a silly project to take start at knit night. I had to rip out the cuff twice and the first pattern row a half dozen times because I kept losing count. But it’s addicting, so even though I got home last night at close to 11 pm, I knit a bit then and  whole bunch more this morning. This is what I’ve got done so far
I’m also knitting a lace sock (Monkey from Knitt.com) but I’ll have to post that later since it’s now time for the market!