Monday, March 10, 2008

hurrah, a new project!

I've spend the past week (or so) as follows:
Browsing patterns.
Sighing.
Choosing a pattern.
Changing my mind.
Choosing something else.
Casting on.
Sighing again.
Unravelling.
Moving back up to the browsing all over again, and repeating ad nauseam.

I've seen things I like.
But something has always been just not quite right.
I'm starting to feel like I'm looking at projects like Jerry looks at women, you know.

This project is great when I work on it in the lounge room - move into the kitchen and its hideous (bad light?).
That project is divine - but those ladies' mitts are only gonna fit on man-hands.

But I think I've finally found something to keep me interested (well, at least until I see it in the kitchen trying to open a jar of pickles - naked)

Smockies.

Cute, huh?

From what I understand, this fingerless mitts patten was developed for a Norwegian design competition.

The winner of which was these gorgeous guys - aaaah so pretty!

Half of my problem has been that so much of the stuff I want to knit is in 4ply, and I find it really difficult to get a good range of the kinds of colours I'd like to use in 4ply.

(Actually, the only way I can think of to get around this is to kidnap a certain Spider of cheery disposition, and have her in the spare room, spinning and dyeing on command..... hmmmm) ;)

Anyhoo, these Smockies are being worked up in, you guessed it, feathersoft! hehe
I think I'll use pink for the contrasty bits.

Assuming I get that far ;)

besos =)

3 comments:

  1. Has there been a seinfeld fest in your house lately Kuka? Some great links there. Such memories.

    Those mitts are FANTASTIC! Get to it!

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  2. Smockies are gorgeous Kuka! Ive got some Drops Alpaca in the stash....maybe we should talk!

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