About a month ago, while reading Knitterly Things, I fell in love with the Fiddlehead Mittens. These mittens are seriously the MOST gorgeous mittens I've ever seen, and I began my longing for the pattern. Well, I got the pattern in an exchange a few weeks ago, but the yarn wasn't exactly what I'd envisioned knitting my (first) pair of Fiddlehead Mittens out of. I had noticed that there were kits on Hello Yarn (the designer, Adrian Bizilia's shop), but they were fairly hard to come by. Well, much patience and use of the refresh button got me lucky enough to purchase a kit. I would have bought two if I didn't think it impractical.
I spent a while photographing the yarn that came in the kit, because it is just that gorgeous. I'm not sure if the colors came out right, but I'm so in love with the yarn I don't know that I care!
I have a few things on the needles that I'd like to finish before starting these mittens, but I'd say by the weekend, I'm going to have some mittens on the needles. Just in time for spring.
I finished the first sock for my Hogwarts Sock Swap partner, and I'm in love (with the sock, not my partner)! The swap followed the books and movies, and divided each participant into the four Hogwarts houses. My partner is a Ravenclaw, so the socks I knit had to be in blue and silver. I thought about buying yarn from Sunshine Yarns, but decided that I'd rather do the stripey House Socks (Ravelry link) from Charmed Knits. So, I purchased a few skeins of Reynolds Wash Day Wool in Indigo and Soft Blue (which is just grey enough to pass as silver) and started knitting.
My first attempt at these socks was horrid. I wanted to knit the smaller striped version, and was carrying my yarn across rows, but it just ended up all bulky! That wouldn't make a good sock, would it? Nope. So I had to do the larger striped version. Take two was a success. I finished the first sock last night, and will cast on the second sock tomorrow.
The sock does look really cool, but ENDS!!! I have so many to weave in. I'll get to that this weekend - not in the mood to do it now!
The first few color changes were done in order, but I noticed the jog happening. Taking a look at these instructions, I attempted a jogless color change. You be the judge as to weather it worked or not.