Thursday, January 11, 2007

Trying to get it right ...

The wind gods seem to be blowing good gauge vibes through some other knitter's home today. I've been casting on (and casting on) for Eunny's Anemoi Mittens (gorgeous!) but can't seem to get the cuff wide enough. It's almost there this last time around ...



But I will be frogging this and starting over. The good news is lots of other wonderful bloggers (like Carrie, Tiennie, and Knitty Gritty) have blogged their experiences. I think I may go with the Knitty Gritty approach (no, not try to block them while on the needles -- mine are wooden -- but I loved the chutzpa) and go up to a 3 then down again for the colorwork. I'm not sure yet. I've gone up to a US1 since the US0s were so crazy even Sunshine (that's R's new chosen nickname) said, "Mama! Stop, that's not right!" I'm knitting wth Wildfoote Vanilla and Blue Boy -- Blue Boy is my CC.


Meanwhile, I have the Spartan for my TV knitting (and you know I like my Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy nights!). That's right, the BackBou is getting another chance after the Aran Incident. It is going well in my Mission Fall 1824 from a great summer sale with Liz. I bought some O-Wool for the CC.


Both of these projects (even with the gauge issues of the mittens) are floating my boat right now. I can't wait for the long weekend and some intense knitting time! Before I sign off, I have to pass along this recent post from Brandon Eats -- it is an extremely fine piece of writing.

3 comments:

Liz K. said...

What's a shame is that your TV viewing is reduced to prime time, and no more football. I still have to have the simple for the Eagles playoff game this Saturday.

But who knows. I may be joining you in the ranks of the great football-less after this week.

I did love Brandon's piece. I have many times been jarred by being "all grown up."

tiennie said...

Thanks for referencing my post on Anemoi! The cuffs, oh the cuffs, I did them so many times and my 5 yo now has some wrist bands that fit her perfectly (that's how small they are). What I did was to go up to a US #3 needle, not do the tubular cast on (just a regular long-tail cast on), and spread the stitches on the right needle as you go so that it would make the cuff much looser. Did this in the chart part too so that the 2 yarns lay much nicer. Can't wait to see yours all finished!

Mo said...

Spartan looks like a winner! Let's hear it for TV knitting!