Sunday, January 06, 2008

Tequila Sunrise Maine Morning Mitts


First finished object(s) of 2008: Tequila Sunrise Maine Morning Mitts, from Clara Parkes’ wonderful Knitter’s Book of Yarn. The yarn is Paton’s SWS in Natural Green, although the colorway reminds me more of…well, a Tequila Sunrise. It’s an interesting yarn (thoughtfully gifted to me by a knitting pal—thanks, GFTC), a soy and wool combination—a bit splitty, would probably drive me nuts in a big project, but it’s very soft and perfect for these little mitts, accomplished in their entirety while I dipped in and out of the New Year’s Day Law & Order Marathon and last night's Presidential Debates. I used 11-inch circulars (size 7) throughout most of the pattern so things zipped along with a minimum of juggling. Notes to myself: 24 rows to the base of thumb, 7 rows in pattern after thumb gusset increases, and yes there really is one lone purl stitch in the middle of the thumb.

4 comments:

Knit Against The Machine said...

Love the Tequila Sunrise Maine Morning Mitts. Beautiful earthy colors. Just my style! The earthiness remind me of the fruit of the earth: wine. Which is a nice accompaniment to: knitting. Which gives rise to a serious knitting concert: rock, jazz, and blues. I agree with your comment onmy blog, what can be better than knitting, music,and booze! Thank you for visiting my blog from a former born and raised Jersey girl living in the South who misses NYC so much :).
Raven

fleegle said...

those are beautiful!

Who is the WGA and why are they on strike? Your correspondent wants to know :)

Terri D. said...

Awww, thanks, fleeg. Oh, BTW, WGA is Writer's Guild of America, and the strike is the reason there's nothing good on TV except Law & Order marathons. Well, part of the reason...

reetajenet said...

Partook in a read a thon. I should have done that today to get through the book I need to read for book group tomorrow night. It is a great book and I want to read it, only it is not a book that can be rushed. The silver prize goes to Terri D. from Off Jumps Jack! Yesterday was Terri's birthday too. What a great time to win a contest. After perusing Terri’s blog and her Ravelry page, I found out a few interesting things about her. She is an Obama supporter, like myself.
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Reeta


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