Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Too-Big-Mitts, Mouse Pillow and Unoriginal Hat

MittsMy first FOs! Only a week later than I promised myself, but there's three! I've included details of all of these on my Ravelry account too.

My first knit project was a scarf that is fairly useful but not really worth mentioning. My second was the mitts - I call them my Too-Big-Mitts - at right. (Pictures of all projects are available at my Flickr account.) These were my own design, so to speak, of a tube on the blue KK loom, knit in the round except for the thumb hole created by knitting back and forth without completing the round, and a simple cast off. They work very well for their purpose, which was that I needed something to pad my wrists and palms at my laptop during NaNoWriMo. My currently in progress paper has more design flair, is more fitted, and only has the yarn doubled on the bottom (palm) side in order to make the back more breathable.

Mouse PillowThis is a mouse pillow inspired by pieKnits' pattern. It's really just a moss-stitch square seamed on three sides except for the little bit of flair created by the cast on. Last but not least, this is a hat I made in my first attempt to convert something complicated - cables - from an existing pattern - the Yarn Harlot's Unoriginal Hat.

HatI'm happy with how all of these turned out, but I definitely learned a different lesson from each of them. (Make the thumb hole bigger, be more careful with stitch patterns, and that technique of cabling didn't quite work, for example.) If you've got comments or questions about how I did anything, I'm happy to chat about it. Now to sleep!

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