The mittens call for 7 colors but I think I did good with only two. At least, since I have 4 balls of other colors I can do these mittens again, in different color combinations. Here’s hoping I have enough for the other mitten!
On the spinning tip, I’ve spun up and plied half of the 2oz of Churro Corriedale cross I received last week. It’s tiny. It feels softer than it did when i first got it, for some odd reason; I haven’t washed it yet. My plan is to spin up and 2-ply the rest of it and then make a cabled 4-ply for knitting.
That’s right, I ripped Pico completely. I know I wouldn’t have worn it. It looked hideous on me. I don’t have a waist and so the waist shaping was useless. It didn’t even look right. It looked like I tried to make pockets on the thing and forgot to leave a space open for my hand. Right up under my boobs. Eww. Maybe side shaping might work for me, but for the time being the Red Cotton-Ease will be something else.
I’ve finished up the first dishcloth and did another in contrasting colors. They are way big for me to be washing dishes with but I manage. Now to find more, interesting yarn colors to make as gifts!
Speaking of gifts, I think this will be the first year I try to make knitted gifts for Christmas. Let’s face it, I’m stingy! Oh I’ve knit a few hats, and mittens and socks for my immediate family but most of my knitting has been for me. I encounter people on the net and IRL who think it great that I can manage to knit for myself.. I’m usually thinking to myself, “Huh?! Why do you feel you have to knit for others all the time?”. I think about telling them to grow some balls, but I just keep silent til the feeling goes away.
So this year, some people I know are going to get very lucky. 🙂