naughty spinners

Which I guess shouldn’t surprise anybody.

The trouble I went with, and the trouble I met…
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Sara and David.

More trouble,
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Of course I was no trouble!
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You really may not want to know what is going on here… I brought Amy a jar of freshly made lotion, and um, well… David had to go have a smoke after this.

I haven’t spun since March, and have some thin fawn colored alpaca going. Since I stress about making it thin, and haven’t spun in over half a year, I brought some corriedale in a bright color. But you can see I didn’t get much spinning done.
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icelandic mitten progress

I finished one mitten (minus the thumb), but it is much too narrow. So I started another, added more stitches, went up to 3 mm needles, and am using a different color pattern.

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I figure I’ll make this one, and hopefully I’ll have enough to make another without having to rip back the first one, though what would I do with one small mitten? Maybe undo it a bit and felt it into a little bag or something.

I don’t usually make this type of thumb. Not sure I like it, we’ll see…

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Brenda said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 10:44 am

    It would have been fun to go to the spinning at Amy’s but I’m on vacation this week. Oh well, vacation is fun too! I can’t believe you haven’t spun since March!

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    kmkat said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

    I prefer that type of thumb on my fingerless mitts b/c I don’t have to count rows when I make it. It seems to fit as well as a gusseted thumb, but I don’t know if that is true in real mittens. Discuss.

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    Emily said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

    I love that bright pink roving! But I also dig the mittens – I’m starting to think that maybe someday I’ll be ready for stranded knitting.

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    sara said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

    Holy crap… I look like I have a huge chest! I’ve got to frame this photo… because this will be the one and only time! hahahahahaha!

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    Chris said,

    October 14, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    Hmm. I think that you and your lotion certainly contributed to the naughtiness level!

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