Tuesday, August 30, 2011

You will never be lovelier than you are now./We will never be here again.

Knitting mojo disappeared for awhile, but has returned. Podster Gloves still in progress, but all that's left are the caps--really liking them. You can see the main feature of the gloves in these photos: the flip-top thumbs that will let me text in the cold. I think I want to make a hat to match the gloves, it occurs to me, so I'd better get on that before winter comes. (Next winter. Let's not kid ourselves.)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

If this is the future, where is my jetpack, etc., etc.

IT'S A POST IT'S A POST! On a long-abandoned blog! My apologies, loyal Reader; I imagine you've gone on to greener pastures.

I have been plugging away at my knitting, but have recently been experiencing something of a renaissance in it due to Knit Picks' decision to carry a Noro/Mini Mochi knock-off called "Chroma." It's a good deal softer than Noro, although its colors are less vibrant.

I'm using the colorway "Rollerskate" stripped with Elann Sock It To Me heathered dark gray, which I've had stashed for a very long time, to make Glenna C's Podster Gloves (PDF). I wanted mittens in fingering weight and I wanted something that I could still text with, because that's how we roll in the 23rd century. I have a sneaking suspicion that the mods I have made to this pattern (not many) mean that I am essentially knitting socks for my hands. Pic is from my phone, because that's how we roll, etc., etc.

It's getting to be spring--the groundhog said so--and all I want to do is cast on for new projects, so I've got many in the works, including a granny square blanket that will probably not be finished until I retire (try not to hear my bitter laugh, Reader). I don't know if anyone has told you, but crocheting is hard work--more physical than knitting. Should've used a bigger hook. (That's as good a thing as any to end this post on, right?)