December 1, 2007

Baby, it's cold outside (and I'm all over the map)

We had snow flurries earlier but luckily they have subsided. Being from California I have to confess that I am not fond of the snow. Yes, it’s nice for about five minutes but this business of staying warm – and also paying for it – is truly a drag. On the bright side, it’s wonderful weather for knitting! Normally I do a WIP (work in progress) inventory at the beginning of every month and even though I haven’t officially done that yet, I have posted some pics of things I’m working on TODAY.

Future oven mitts, originally uploaded by alicethelma.

These two, pictured above, will become oven mitts when I throw them in the washing machine shortly. Just as soon as I get finished with this blog. The smaller one is an experiment that I hope will be become a tree ornament. I altered the pattern for the mini version so email me if you want to know the specifics (before I myself forget).

The oven mitts are my latest obsession. They’re so easy, offer instant gratification and make the best gifts. I’ve already given three away. I can’t even seem to wait for xmas.

Here’s one in progress that I started only last night as I was huddled next to the fire. Literally. Very dickensian I assure you. I’m using the bright brights of Lion Wool on size 10 wood needles that I’ve had so long I don’t even know where I got them. It’s a little like knitting with pencils. The clicking of the wood is oddly comforting.

And herewith another WIP but, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, it’s a top secret GIP.


Dipsy Doodle said...

You're doing such beautiful work, I'm absolutely impressed! Especially the mitts look so beautiful, so cozy and warm - and your color choices are fabulous too, a real feast for the eyes!
Happy Knitting!

Dipsy D.

the7gerbers said...

where, oh where, can I find this oven mitt pattern, please? Any help appreciated!