Monday, September 11, 2006

Asterisk me

It took almost six weeks but among the unpacking, babywrangling and general Life Stuff I pushed toward finishing my Knucks. Unfortunately none of my photos are turning out clearly enough. It's overcast here today & I want to use natural light. I'll add a photo to this post when I get one.

They're not embroidered b/c I like them as-is. The coat I'll be wearing them with is a little busy. It's a rust-orange tweed with a plum-faux-fur collar (it must be seen) and the Knucks are bilberry (like the HARM NONE on the pattern page). Once I finish the two other KALs I'm doing (Fetching and Dishcloth) I am definitely making another pair of Knucks (in an orangey-rust) for embroidering (maybe w/ the bilberry yarn even).

I did have the same problem w/ the BO on the second Knuck as with the first: it's tight. As Pamela said, it'll lossen w/ wear. I got frustrated w/ the second being even tighter than the first and I tried to stretch it and I snapped my yarn! Luckily it was easy to fix and it doesn't show. I love the lace cuff though and I might try the sewn bind off, as she suggested, with the orange pair.

This is going to be a favorite pattern for many years to come :)

ETA: Photos

Knucks finished

Knuck with red-red hair

2 Comments:

Blogger Katie - The Knitting Mama said...

Ooh, I like the photos! Is it too late to send them to Knitty for the calendar contest? If not, you should!

5:21 PM  
Blogger Pamelamama said...

love your photos!

9:25 PM  

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