Friday, November 23, 2007

Still Knitting....

As most of you know, a big part of blogging about your handmade objects is not just creating and finishing the objects, but also taking proper photos of them. People want to see the sweater on a human, not draped over your bed, so this requires 2 people, and some sunlight. Not always an easy thing to come by in NYC, especially after stupid daylight savings time.
Thus I give you, a whopping 8 months after they were knit, my Anemoi Mittens:

I've had PLENTY of time to wear these babies, and can now tell you with confidence that these are one of my favorite handknits ever. They are snuggly and warm and soft and pretty to stare at on bleak winter days. The yarn (Habu cashmere) has held up really well. The pattern was so clearly and cleverly written, and I love-love-love the design. What more can I say?
Pattern: Anemoi Mittens by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Habu cashmere, 2-strands--pretty minimal amounts of each, but I no longer remember exactly how much, I'm sorry.
Needles: Addi 0's for the cuff (magic loop), bamboo #1 dpns for the main part
Started January '07, finished February '07
Mods--none!!! I knit the smallest size.

And yes, I have knit since last February. I whipped out a little Le Slouch recently:
Pattern: Le Slouch by Wendy of Knit and Tonic
Yarn: Morehouse Merino 3-strand, just over 1 skein
Needles... whatever she recommended, I believe.
Mods--Nope!
Quick, easy, fun pattern, and I can both fit all of my hair into the hat, while putting my headphones on over it. Perfect.

And another hat:
Pattern: Basic tam from Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns
Yarn: RYC Soft Lux
Sorry, that's about all the details I remember.
I have this problem with hats--I never think I look right in them, so I just keep knitting more and more of them, in hopes that one day, I will create the perfect one. It will fulfill the aforementioned requirements of containing the hair (without smushing it) and allowing headphone use, and will transform me into the chic Parisian girl I always envision myself as whilst knitting the hat, but fail to see in the mirror once it is done. I hear other people have this same issue, so I'm not alone. Is there a support group for us?

And this post would not be complete without a HUGE thank you to Lisa, who took all of these photos for me on the gorgeous roof of her building yesterday--can you believe those views?!? What's more, she did this in the middle of preparing a scrumptious Thanksgiving Day spread for me and BK. I don't think I'll ever need to eat (or drink!) again, I am still so full.
Thank you Lisa and BK!!!