Well I couldn’t do pictures earlier in week but now I can – ta da!
First up we have the blue Refined Raglan from Winter 2006 IK – exciting viewing isn’t it!
I’m adding rather a lot to it in length and I suspect I will run out of yarn and have to try to acquire some more but I would rather do that than have a jumper that is too short and just irritates me. It always suprises me how much I have to add to patterns in length because although I am very tall (I’m 6’0″) my height is in my legs rather than my back. On the plus side no-one has yet suggested thigh length socks!
Enough of that – I tried to get a picture to show the true colour of the yarn as this is as close as I got:
But a bit less electric!
Now then, those mittens. I was going to take a picture of my first finished mitted on Thursday night but the light wasn’t very good so I thought I would wait until Friday afternoon for a daylight shot.
I worked from home yesterday afternoon as I was in court in the morning. By the time of taking the photos I had this to show you:
And now I have this:
The pattern is Knitty’s Corazon mittens which are a great pattern, really easy to follow and a great quick knit (as you see given I finished the second mitten in a day!) I was very proud of myself for doing two handed colour stranding throughout and I have definitely become more proficient – roll on more fairisle!
The only alteration I made to the original pattern was to decrease on every round in the tip rather than every other round as the pattern calls for as I needed slightly shorter mittens – mmm Alpaca mittens are seriously snuggly!
I’ve been running again today so as Ihave been virtuous I should get to snuggly up in a duvet and watch telly but sadly I have to do some work – maybe later.
Have a good weekend one and all!