Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I forgot about these while they were blocking, but I remembered them today so I pulled them out of the back room and can now make it official: I have finished my mittens!


I now have two sets - one slightly larger set of more neutral colors...

Set 1

...and one slightly smaller set with green.

Set 2

(I say smaller, but both sets fit my hand fine so you can't really tell the size difference unless you lay one on top of the other.)

Currently, I'm working on what was going to be a simple sock for my laptop but has evolved into a potentially complex and challenging (but hopefully super-cool) project. This is the start of it:


The current plan is to make two of these entrelac panels, put a ribbed border around them, then seam them together (potentially with some piping if I can figure out the best way to do it) and create a (hopefully) nifty, structured slip case for my laptop. It'll be a bit of a challenge, I think, but nothing too complex, just a good opportunity to learn some new knitting techniques.

After that, I've got a hat for Dan (still waiting on some of the yarn for that though), some color work fingerless mittens for myself (which I have the yarn for but I think it will be a big project so I want to wait on this to get a few other things out of the way first) and a pillow for my chair in the living room. I'm trying to be good and only have one project going at a time but I might have to rethink that depending on when I get Dan's hat yarn since I want to make sure he has that before January. We shall see how it goes!


  1. Wonderful mittens, but that panel you have knit for your laptop case is fascinating. When you started it, I couldn't see what it would be like, I am very impressed. So, when were you guys thinking of coming to the north country? I got some flamingos to line the driveway in case it was Christmas???? Inquiring minds, etc. Love to all and Happy's butt, Claudia

  2. Thank you! I'm really loving the entrelac panel personally. I just cast on for the second one today!

    Not sure as to the dates of an impending visit yet. Dan's gotta look to see what vacation days (if any) he has left. He thinks he is out, in which case it'd be Jan/Feb we'd come a-callin'. If he can squeeze a couple to three days out, we'll come sooner (though we've already committed to having Christmas at our house this year, so it wouldn't be able for the holiday, but maybe right before or after).

  3. Hey you, just wanted to pop on and say I love those mittens!! and that sock is the coolest one I have ever seen for a laptop. When thing settle I will get on here more and email you! we're finally driving up there saturday the moving co. gets here today yay! Just wanted to say hello and great pictures of the mittens.- Beth

  4. Thanks Beth! Good luck with moving - I hope it goes smoothly for y'all!