Because we’re Canadian, we love to talk/complain/exclaim about the weather. But this last couple of weeks have just been brutal! See, it’s not just me! Every day I check the forecast online and am resigned to it just being damn cold for the foreseeable future. It’s not me I’m feeling bad for, it’s the poor little poopers!
And it seems we’ll be cold for a little while longer. Well, we are toasty warm in our house with the new furnace, so we’ll just wait it out. We went out yesterday afternoon and got some groceries and supplies, so hopefully we won’t have to be out that much in the coming days, other than family visits over the holidays.
In other news, I finished knitting the three coffee cozies and felted them down yesterday:
The one of the left/rear was made with Noro Kureyon, what the pattern specified, and the other two are mmmMalabrigo. For some reason the Kureyon felted much better than the mmmMalabrigo. I think the Mal would felt better in a machine, but I did these by hand. Were I to make more, I would stick with the Kureyon. The blue/green cosy was made a bit bigger, to fit a “grande” go cup.
There were a few hours where the world almost came screeching to a halt on its axis – I didn’t have anything on the needles!! Well, except for those poor “Gentleman’s Shooting Stockings” that have been stalled for weeks and weeks at the ribbed cuff. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do about that. Anyway, I flipped through my knitting folder, looked at my Rav Faves and decided to start some mittens. I am using Regia 6-ply in a charcoal and white.
I also flipped through my copy of Selbuvotter, and while they are all beautiful designs, they are a finer gauge than what I’m getting with the 6-ply, so I didn’t see any graphs I could incorporate.
At this point I’m just following the Hello Yarn Pirate Mittens pattern. They also have a free generic Norwegian mitten graph which you can d/l and print off. It’s a pdf file linked from that page. I have a few ideas of designs for the palm and back-of-hand, but I haven’t sketched them out yet. If they don’t prove pleasing, I’ll just go with the skulls!
So I will have to come to a decision about those socks. I just am not feeling the love for them. I probably will rip them out and find some yarn that would better suit the fluted pattern, or else the harris tweed pattern. The Meilenweit:
has too much going on – tweeds, colour bands, etc. for a heavy stitch texture. Good for a hat or some stocking stitch socks, though.