Monday, 26 April 2010

More Lace, An FO, And Some Seaming

I've finished the main body of the stole now, and am feeling a lot better about the size of it. So far it measures 36x12", but I'm a lot more reassured that it will stretch out. Thank you everyone who commented on the last post to reassure me of that! Thank goodness for the deadline, because otherwise I think I'd have just chucked it in a corner and forgotten about it. As it was, I just kept knitting. And knitting. And knitting. I hadn't realised how soon the birthday is, but I actually only have a week left to knit the border on and block it out.

And did I knit on it yesterday? No :D

I finished up a pair of fingerless mitts

Reverse Rib Fingerless Gloves

Reverse Rib Fingerless Gloves

Reverse Rib Fingerless Gloves Thumb

These are the Reverse Rib Mitts by Holly Terrell. It's a free Ravelry download. I saw the pattern, and thought that some of the variegated sock yarn I have might look nice in reverse ribbing, and it actually turned out really nice!

Actually, now that I look at the pattern page, it appears that I did something wrong on this pattern :/ I just continued in the ribbing all the way up, and they're supposed to have more reverse stockinette in the centre. Oh well, I love them as they are! I made them a bit shorter on the wrist and hand than I would for winter gloves, thinking that the colours make them perfect for spring gloves. I totally love them!

These have been my late night knitting, when I'm completely exhausted from knitting lace. I've had to knit the lace like mad, up to 10 repeats a day, and it melts my brain a little, even though the pattern isn't hard.

I also sewed up the other seam on Mariah, but I realised the zip I got is wrong. It has a closed end, like you would need for a bag or something. So even when unzipped, it's still connected at the bottom. I need an open ended one instead. That's what I get for going on ebay late at night to get a zip! I'm sure I'll be able to use it for something though.

Check out my mattress stitch!!

I Love Mattress Stitch!!

I Love Mattress Stitch!! 2

Arm Seam

Last time I made Mariah, I just whip-stitched the seams. They're fine, but I wouldn't want to show them off. Not like this one! I was sewing it up and was just totally amazed at how un-visible it is! This is the first time I've used it on a garment, and I'm totally converted now! Mattress stitch for everything :)

After I finish this lace, of course :) Off to knit more...


Kate said...

If you need someone to crack a whip to get you knitting that lace, I am happy to oblige. :-P

Anonymous said...

Those mitts are fab! I love the color and the pattern together.

Great job on the sweater seam... can't wait to see a modeled pic. :)

gokul said...

Season changes but Geothermal Heat Pumps works continuously !

Viknits said...

Love the mitts!
Hey nice one on the mattress stitch - I did the exact same thing about two weeks ago on my shrug, and used it for the first time and was totally amazed and converted! (Previously, like you I'd stitched up effectively but wouldn't want to show it off)