Tuesday, February 07, 2006


For right now, we're going to focus on fun. Yesterday was one of those days, beginning right after I posted. Let's just say, I don't know my own address, the cat is an amazing barfing machine, and I'm suffering from dinner making burnout. None of which is important after watching a show about a burned girl getting a new face. Yulce isn't the only girl they've helped. This father and son surgical team really do wonderful work for these children with no other options. These two girls' burns are horrific, it's amazing what these men and their teams have done.

Fun? Oh yeah! Here is my own Word Cloud.

Here is a photo, supposed to be posted yesterday. Didn't do anything on the gray yesterday, but did start...

the son of Mitt! Ok, now, in this photo, yes, Mitt has thumb problems. If color=black for all, no problems. Otherwise, yep. I slavishly followed the pattern, which is why it's goofed in the beginning. After that, I went with what looked good, not what the little grid said to do. I could have undone the stitches, then knit them back up like a stocking run. But, this is my first real fair isle garmet so I was scared. The snowflakes I'd done in the hat and cuff were more intarsia and had no increases to keep track of. What's bad is the next mitt is going to look fantastic in comparison. Ah well. Fry will outgrow it, and if there's mistakes, she won't be sad if the mitt gets dirty during use.

I started son of Mitt while watching the Yulca show on The Learning Channel, then went on to watch an episode or two of "Untold Stories of the ER". Ok, so I was watching more than knitting. Yes, in three hours, Wendy, Snow, Sandy, Norma, and a whole host of others (see left side, eventually to be updated) could SNEEZE an intricate, multicolored sweater. Never mind a mitt. I'm pretty productive when not in front of the TV while doing genetic experiments on the computer AND knitting something with color changes.

The nice thing is, by the time I get the second mitt done, the gray sweater will be ready for the fair isle yoke and so will I. The body and sleeves are Lion Brand Alpaca, discontinued. The yoke will be Peruvian Highlands Pure Alpaca. I'm not making it as much a turtleneck, more of a mock turtleneck. After an hour of fabric on my neck, I'm running in circles, pulling on the sweater while yelling, "Get it off! Get it off!" Well, maybe I exaggerate. A lot. ;)


snowballinhell said...

Hoooboy, have I got you fooled. I haven't even gotten Torino's body done yet, and it's taken me a month. I'm getting bogged down in this sweater. I suspect my attention span is too short.

Laura said...

Um hm. I've seen the border you've done so far of Torino. It's intricate and amazing. If it weren't, I'd figuratively pat you on the head and say "You can always knit it again." ;)

Beak-Knits said...

The mittens look great.

I am so itching to try a fair isle yoked sweater right now...I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I need to get a few things off the needles before I start anything else.

Camie Vog said...

Very nice color work. I like how the white is dispurst throughout the red and black on the mitten. Quite pretty.
Hey, would you mind if I put you on my blogroll?

Camie Vog said...

Ahhh! I just noticed a spelling error in my last comment. I swear, I didn't do it on purpose (hangs head). I promise to be more diligent next time. ;o)

Laura said...

LOL at Camie! There's no spell check here, so no worries! Seriously, if there were a spell check button and you made overtly dumb misspellings, not just typos, I'd snicker. ;) Thanks for the compliment! The white is my addition to the mitt so it'll match Fry's hat. You can add me to your blogroll and know that you're making me blush.

Hi Beak! Thanks! I know how you feel, I'm the same way on a lot of projects. I'm looking forward to seeing how your elephants turn out, it's so cute!

ChelleC said...

Laura, your mittens are beautiful. I admire your work. Yes, Snow, and Norma, and Wendy and Margene and Cara and the others are fantastic knitters. But so are you! Just wanted you to know that your own work is nothing to sneeze at : )

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