Friday, March 14, 2008

Got a Question?

Hi Knitters,
I am finishing up the week here with a Yarntini glove that I am really enjoying. I have been questioning the number of pairs of handknit socks I have and how many more I could possibly need? To be honest, I don't wear them all that much. I have a few favorites and that's about it. I decided to try out some different types of projects using sock yarn. I am starting out with this glove. I think it will be great to have a pair of light-weight gloves to wear this spring on those remaining chilly days.

The yarn is the fabulous colorway that Jesse created for me called, Itty-Bitty Susan. Isn't that funny? It is so beautiful and spring-like and sweet. I don't know if Jesse has this colorway available for purchase but she should, it is too pretty.

I noticed quickly when I started on the cuff that it was pooling a bit (see it there on the bottom of the cuff?). I then divided and rewound the ball into two balls and alternated strands every two to 3 rounds for the hand and cuff of the glove. This resolved the pooling beautifully. I didn't need to alternate strands on the fingers or thumb and a wonderful stripey pattern emerged on its own. I couldn't have planned it better if I tried.
I'm loving the glove project so far. Can't wait to start the second. I will post more about the pattern source and the project in general when I finish the second glove.

I have this idea for the blog. I was reading Sarah's blog and she opened up a question line for awhile to her readers. I thought that was so great. I have people email questions to me almost every day about various patterns, yarns, blog entries, etc. I thought it would be fun to encourage the readers of this blog to go ahead and shoot me a question that I will post about. I don't have any guidelines, really, but just make it fun, clean, funny, interesting or just plain silly.

Is there something I haven't talked about that you're dying to know? Be sure to include your blog address if you'd like me to share it, and put "question" in the subject spot for the email so it doesn't get accidentally missed.

I'll try to answer as many questions as I can within reason and at my own discretion. I won't promise to answer every question due to time constraints but I will do my darndest. Email me here with those questions!

My email is always on the sidebar, too. I love hearing from knitters and I'd love to hear from you!

Have a beautiful week.

best, susie


peaknits said...

Pretty gloves! I have a skein of your Itty Bitty colorway, I'm thinking it was a special order but I bet she might sell it? It's hard to find and she is so busy being a new mommy...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful gloves. I've wanted to learn to knit for so long. I love to see all the beautiful things that people are able to do with a pair of needles.

It's a pleasure to browse your pretty projects.

Anonymous said...

love your blog! just went out and bought itty bitty hats and can't wait to try one and then buy itty bitty nurser. where can i find the pattern on your banner? it looks like a cupcake hat and is different from the pattern i have. thanks so much for all the inspiration!!

Knitterella said...

"Itty-Bitty Susan," that is so cute! How cool to have a yarn colorway named after you : D

The mitten is lovely!

Tracy Batchelder said...

No need to knit more socks if you don't wear them. The gloves are very pretty! No questions right now, but maybe I'll come up with one later.

Dianne MacDonald said...

Here's the question we all want the answer do you manage to get so much done? You are so productive! Also, where do you find inspiration for all your creative ideas? (I know this is probably not the kind of question you had in mind, but inquiring minds want to know!)