Friday, September 02, 2005

mitten update

After a bit of lunchtime knitting, my wrists feel fine. I wonder if the weight of Rogue might have been an aggravating factor? I worked on socks during lunch, but may give Rogue some more attention this weekend. If it turns out that the weight of it is causing problems, I may temporarily put the hood on scrap yarn and work on the sleeves, instead. In fact, that may be a wise course of action regardless of wrist pain, as doing one sleeve before the hood and one after would help break up the sleeve monotony. Let's just see if I can listen to my own good advice. (The anal part of me doesn't like that plan, because it's so asymmetrical to have one sleeve done and to not at least be working on the second. I definitely have my Monk-like knitting moments. And don't get me started on the compulsion to center chess pieces. It's just kicking in, and it's not pretty.)


Also, I think I've made a decision about what to do with those fair isle mittens I started a while back. I was really leaning toward the option of ripping them out and never finishing them, as I do think the colors are a bit much for me. Now I'm thinking of finishing them, and donating them somewhere such as Afghans for Afghans. I might change the pattern so that there are only 2 colors in the hand, and make a fraternal pair. I think I'll keep the rainbow-like cuffs, though, since I already have one done. The site says they're looking for donations for kids, but some kids are 12 year olds with hands as big as mine. Plus, kids grow, and mittens that they can use for more than a year or two would be a good thing.

Jessimuhka, I think I might have asked you this before, but do you happen to know the approx. yardage you used in each color for one mitten? I'm wondering if one ball (minus what was used in the cuff) will be enough for the entire background on one mitten.

For the curious, this is the cuff. It's been a cuff for a long time. It's feeling lonely. (Or, more accurately, I'm feeling guilty. I'm getting on a "one project at a time, plus socks" kick, and I don't like having this unfinished stuff hiding in a drawer, and playing Telltale Heart with me.):




(Clicking it should show a bigger image, but who knows. Blogger has been barely functional lately.)

ETA: Do any of you use sitemeter? Right after I posted this, I started getting a whole slew of what I can only describe as sitemeter spam. Tons of hits to this blog, from a lot of random blogger blogs of people who I don't know. At least one had what I'd consider pornographic pictures in it. What's up with that? I know these people are not visiting my site. Is this a scam to get sitemeter users to click on the URLs of other blogs, or some glitch somewhere?

EDIT 2: Okay, I just got 2 spam comments. I guess that's what at least some of those visits were about. So I'm turning on that word thing, where you'll have to retype a given word before you comment, to deter spam. No, I do not need my, or any other penis enlarged. Stupid spam.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jessimuhka said...

I used just over half a ball each of Debbie Bliss Merino DK, I think 28g of each ball.

9/02/2005 6:41 PM  
Blogger Tipper said...

The weight of the sweater probably didn't help the wrist thing. I tend to find cables hard on my hands, too, since I knit them tightly to avoid unsightly gaps.

9/03/2005 10:41 AM  

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