I think I’ve finally finished all of the samples for this year’s classes…all but one, any way. (I love putting checks in boxes! :D) I’m so very happy with these little fingerless gloves! I started them in the booth at CreativFestival last weekend. There were so many pretty, inspiring knits roaming about, I was desperate to cast on something new. As a result, I didn’t over-think or over-design as I sometimes have a tendency to do. I think this contributes to a certain freshness and simplicity. I really enjoyed knitting them, and I know they’ll be a very handy thing to have once the cold weather sets in. I think I’ll knit up another pair in the Beach Grass colorway.
I am not in love with the Sugar Cube socks, but they’re done too. I don’t hate them, I’m just ambivalent. Meh. They’re doing what I hoped they would: illustrating toe-up construction, particularly the Fleegle heel. At least this way, I won’t be tempted to wear them 😉
This morning over coffee, I finished the body of the winter version of Maizie, also in Quince & Co Tern, this time in the Mist colorway. I hear quite a number of knitters say that they don’t like knitting the sleeves in top-down sweaters. I’m just the opposite! I’m so happy when those big, long rounds are finished!
It’s cool, cloudy and damp in Prince Edward County today and I have a sore throat 🙁 This and some lemon-ginger tea will make for a perfect (and rare!) Saturday afternoon of knitting. Hope yours is happy, too!
(Teddy just woke himself by barking in his sleep!)