knitnana: Less Than 2 Weeks!

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Less Than 2 Weeks!

I can't believe how fast time flies! I need at least 4 more weeks, and I have less than 2 to prepare for the show...(sigh)

I can only do what I can do, and the rest will just have to be orders! (grin)

Congrats to those of you who asked if what I was knitting might be fingerless mitts! (Some of you probably know that I'm a toe-up sock gal, so it didn't look right to have a cuff OTN! lolol!)

DGS#2 picked out the Tomcat colorway in this skein of Wildfoote for me for Christmas last year, and I could only make mitts (not socks) from 1 skein. I don't care for this yarn at all. The photo shows a much lower quality knitting that what you're used to seeing from me. I don't think it's me (tho a part might be the photo!). I really think it's the yarn. What's saddest of all? I LOVE the colors in this yarn - black, grey and mauve...perfect for me! I'm really sad that the yarn is so awful...splitty, a touch scratchy. Maybe I'll gift them if they turn out okay...

I'd picked up Anne's pattern for Fine Cabled Mitts some time ago, and decided to cast on this weekend. This is only my second cabled project ever...and yes, I've been to the lily pad once already...! Will I do these again? YES. In Wildfoote? Never.

And no, Diana, my cat show knitting will involve either charity hats or dishcloths. There's little real time to knit at this show as it is, with a gate of 10,000, and I can promise the knitting I do can't be anything I have to look at a pattern for! lololol!


Blogger Diana said...

Have a GREAT 'bag' show!!! (I'll be gone the next 2 weeks)
Your mitts will probably finish much nicer than you expect but I know how sad it is to have expectations of yarn be squashed!

10:19 PM  
Anonymous diann said...

Wildfoote softens and blooms quite nicely when washed and dried - machine for both. It wears like iron too. I made at least 2 pair of socks from Wildfoote in 1995, they still look new, and are among my favorites to wear.

(You're right, though: it is like knitting with splitty string!)

12:39 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I hate knitting with Wildfoote, but it does wear like iron.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Cute mitts. I've been eyeing those on Anne's site. :)

2:16 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I love Anne's patterns. Thanks for the review on the Wildfoote. I have a little in my stash and I've never really felt compelled to get it on the needles. Maybe I should trade it.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Wildfoote isn't the nicest to knit with, but it wears really well. I also use smaller than usual needles as the yarn is so fine. Jawoll is very similar to Wildfoote.

I have knit that mitt pattern. It's a winner!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Who cares how it wears if it feels like dreck? :)
I can't believe Brown Sheep has the audacity to call it "luxury sock yarn"! Maybe we should send them a skein of some real luxury sock yarn so they'll know!

Cute mitts tho!

2:17 AM  

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