Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fingerless Garter Mitts

Here's a finished object to show off: the Fingerless Garter Mitts from One Skein. I used one skein of Koigu purchased online from Got Yarn. (I needed to buy a skein of something else and the shop had a minimum purhase. I knew I had a pattern for one skein of koigu.) I got some beads at Michaels. It was my first beading project.

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Started: May 6
Finished: May 14
Yarn: Koigu
Pattern: Fingerless Garter Mitts from One Skein

It was a very easy knit, just garter stitch and then some seams to sew, which I am not very happy with. Sewing horizontal seams in garter is not very smooth.

Also, I am not sure how much I like the color. I love pink. I love purple. But together, they might be a bit too little girly.

The beading was fun. I want to do another beading project in the future. And they are cute. I will wear them, but probably not as often as my Fetchings.

Close up of the beads:
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I also started a shawl for my mother. It is the Half Pi Shawl from Rosie Knits that I got at Stitches East last November.

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I bought this yarn (some random hand dyed merino) from A Good Yarn in Fell's Point almost two years ago. It was going to be a Christmas present, twice. But now it will be for her birthday in July. I can't work on it this weekend though, because my parents are coming to visit! Yeah, so excited. G and I are planning various things to do. We're going down to D.C. on Saturday for a bit. My dad hasn't been to D.C. since he attended an anti-war rally in the 60s. We're going to a restaurant that has singing waiters. They sing showtunes, standars and opera. He loves opera.

We're also going to take them by the new house to at least see the garden. We close two weeks from tomorrow! I don't want to jinx anything, so I'll post a photo of the house after we have the keys. But until then, here is a little peak:

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10 comments:

PuppyMomma said...

Ohhh...I like the house already! We're going to be having summer knit nights there right?

mel said...

Very cool mitts and very cool beading!! I'm dying to try some beading - you did such a great job :) And congrats on the impending house closure (I know it can be stressful, but it will all be over soon!!)

Sarah HB said...

Love the blossoms!!!

I have looked at that pattern before but never knit it.

Love the beads. Beading is addictive.

Lolly said...

The mitts are so pretty with the beads! I really like that colorway too. Great work, T!

The new lace project is a beauty too!

Javajem said...

Love the mittens and I can't wait to see the new house!!

lomester said...

Thank you for your comment!!! So nice that you like the paper bag. I love the beads in your mittens, I need to venture out and try that.

Larissa said...

Love the gorgeous azaleas in front of the cheery yellow! Can't wait to help you move in! The yarn for your mom's shawl is so beautiful, I'd forgotten how much I craved it :)

Heather said...

Great mitts, Theresa!I knew they were Koigu right away. By the way -TAG, you're it for that crazy "8 Weird Things" meme! :O)

Pheelya said...

Darn! You got tagged already :)

Gorgeous flowers!

Mary R. said...

Looks wonderful!