Time out for knitting!
There's always the photography and always the knitting, but they don't seem to mash up as often as they should these days!
Brilliant Miriam Felton's Dimorphous Mittens, which have been on my list for a long, long time. I cast on the first inner mitten on a Thursday, while at the spelling bee. I cast on the second inner mitten the following Thursday, in the car on the way to Milwaukee, in order to have something to knit on the plane while winging westward. They were both finished (ends woven in and everything!) by last Thursday, when I cast on the first outer mitt. The outer mitt knits up quickly without a cuff. The keyhole is fabulous, and that three-stitch I-cord bind off is, well, absolutely brilliant.
I rode along on a quick trip to Egg Harbor in Door County with DH on Saturday and knit much of the way, making great progress. We drove back along the bay and stopped several times to marvel at the big waves -- and even swells -- on the water that day, not to mention the very dramatic sky.
I have the thumb and bind-off to finish on the second mitt, a few stitches to graft on both, and then I can go button hunting!! I am hoping to find something perfect in grandma's button box. There may be a few more details on my Ravelry project page.
Love it! Love your pictures, your knitting, your words of description. Nicely done!
Posted by: margene | 01 November 2010 at 10:26 AM
Love the mittens! I have half the yarn (outer mitts) to make some for myself.
Posted by: kmkat | 01 November 2010 at 10:43 AM
They are beautiful mitts! I'll bet they're warm, too.
Posted by: Lori on Little Traverse Bay | 01 November 2010 at 12:47 PM
These are fabulous! I have eyed them before and not sure it really gets cold enough here to need them. I love the sky at the beach. Thanks for your wonderful photography, which always amazes me.
Posted by: burrobird | 01 November 2010 at 12:49 PM
You will love them so much!!! I wear mine all the time!
Posted by: Norma | 01 November 2010 at 04:02 PM
Love them! I admired Norma's protype pair way back but have I knit them yet ? Noooooooo.
Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) | 01 November 2010 at 08:30 PM
I have had those mittens in my queue FORever. Yours are wonderful. I'm in the mood for mittens. . . maybe it's time!
Posted by: Kym | 02 November 2010 at 06:15 AM
Now I am in the mood to knit mittens!
Posted by: nova | 02 November 2010 at 09:19 AM