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.


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 :).

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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