Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Fetching, indeed

Many thanks to Wendy for her enabling words that allowed me to say ppppthhht to 2007 resolutions not to buy more yarn. They came just in time for me to uncover these gems at Rosies. The Anne has such a lovely sheen and the colors are pretty subtle, no pops of hot pink here. The big debate is whether the skein will become socks for my stepfather or moi! The other skein is Autumn House Farms, Alpacita in the Hattie's Zinneas colorway.

The Alpacita was immediately cast on for a pair of "Fetching" fingerless mitts. I confess to being a bit obsessed with this pattern...this is my fourth pair- two for me, one for my mom and a pair for Muffy. I keep tweaking the pattern, the cuff on these is lengthened (to compensate for all the 3/4 length sleeves in my closet), an additional repeat is added at the knuckles and I did a regular bind off. Go on, knit a pair or five!

I have also been hitting the swaps again. This little kitty is for another Recycled Stuffy swap on Swap-Bot. She is headed off to Cielle on the west coast. I hope they have a happy life together...bye sweet kitty!


Wendy said...

So glad I inspired you - but just remember, I am not responsible for your credit card bill!

I've been eyeing up the alpacacita - naybe I need some fetchings.


Carol said...

Oh crap, that little kitty turned out so well. Highly adorable.

Thanks for the "Fetching" tip -- I've got some oddball skeins that would be good for that.