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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

My Private Knit Night!

Tomorrow is the last night for the details of packing for the show and I'll be doing a payroll for my business client, too, as well as running last minute errands. But tonight, I had planned on a manicure (I was way overdue, but with all the sewing and steam pressing - a devil on nail polish! - I couldn't see getting it done till now). So afterwards, I came home and knit during the news and thru Jeopardy! and I finished the first...(right-handed)

Fine Cabled Mitt from Anne. Here's the first shot that really gives an idea of how long it is...there are only 7 of 8 repeats of the cable pattern. Anne mentions that for the SMALL size there are 8 repeats, but you can stop where you need to. And yes, I have maintained my entire life that the daintiest (i.e. "smallest") things about me are my feet and my hands! Here's the proof! I almost made these too long! (Another option might be to knit a shorter cuff than the 3 inch rib? But I'm going to be very happy with that length come winter!)

Here is a slightly closer shot to see the cabling...I have not yet blocked it, but I think I will...everyone has said that Wildfoote evens out upon blocking. Oh, and yes, I'm getting a penny for my own thoughts tonight! lolol!

I'll have to wait to cast on the for second mitt (acknowledging that this could be as bad as SSS - Second Sock Syndrome) but I don't dare try to get it OTN before I leave for the show!

I don't think I'll have any trouble with the amount of yarn left in my one skein of Wildfoote Tomcat (these are knit on size 3 Addi Naturas).

(And just for the record - this is the FIRST thumb I've ever knitted. I just might try for mittens! Whoohoo!)

Now don't forget, I'm going to leave you with a teaser tomorrow, so stop back by in the evening!


Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Cute mitts for petite hands! Best of luck at the big show, Sallee.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

That's a beautiful mitt to match a beautiful manicure!

Have a wonderful time and much success at the show!

11:39 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Beautiful mitt! It really looks fab on you! :)

5:53 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Love your mitt! Checked out the site too and bookmarked it. Just waiting for that teaser!

9:20 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Wow! Not only cables, but a thumb gusset. You're ready for the big time - mittens, gloves, that vest from Rowan and next thing you know you'll be knitting sweaters! Good luck with the show and treat yourself to some relaxation time once it's over! {{{HUGS}}}

9:23 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Beautiful manicure - love that red. And the mitts are wonderful.

9:49 AM  
Blogger shopgirl said...

They look GREAT!

12:06 PM  
Blogger kat said...

nice, it looks like a longer version of Fetching.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Beautiful mitt and I love the knails. ;-)

4:09 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Wow, I love those mitts!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

The mitt is lovely and sets off your manicure so well. Good luck this weekend!

5:52 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Looks great! I had to make mine shorter too; Anne must have very long fingers.

Pretty manicure too!

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

It looks fantastic! Very elegant but also substantial enough to be really useful. Don't wait too long before starting the second one -- it's too lovely to be allowed to be a victim of SMS!

9:26 PM  

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