Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Secrets revealed

I seem to have been more secure in my speed knitting abilities when, in my last post, I suggested finished Moseys, but in my defense, I've been working on time sensitive projects.  The one that was all stealthy has been gifted, so now I can reveal it here:

Jared Flood's Druid Mittens.  I loved these on the cover of Vogue Knitting this fall, and wanted to make them for me, but when I bought the magazine, a friend of mine loved them too.  So, she's got them.  They're knit in the specified yarn in the exact same colourway.  That being Jamieson's Spindrift in Leprechaun.  These were a really fun knit, and I have yarn to knit some for me too, in a turquoise colour.  

But I have other projects to finish first.  The most pressing is this one:

The Reglisse pullover.  This is the picture from the vintage magazine.  Love the collar and bowl haircut.  You can's see it clearly, but on the next page, the same little boy is also wearing knitted pants.  I decided to resist trying those out :)
Here's my progress so far.  It's getting pretty close to the wire, but three year olds aren't very big, and hopefully the sleeves won't be too heinous.  I still have to figure out how to adapt them into the round.  It might be faster to just knit them flat and deal with the seam.  We'll see.  My nephew's birthday is on January 3, so I have a small time cushion, but not enough for me to relax quite yet.   How about a close-up:
It's pretty dark, but with the licorice coloured yarn, the flash just doesn't work.  I'm actually loving this yarn and the pattern.  Who knew knitting in the round in reverse stocking stitch would be so enjoyable?  Anyway, I'm flying to my parents' place tomorrow morning, so I'd better get a move on and find out whether Porter allows knitting needles on the flight.  

Happy holidays all, whatever they may be, and peace be with you.

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