While there hasn’t been a lot of blogging happening around here, there has been plenty of knitting! Here’s a quick update on the Endpaper Mitts, which are coming along nicely.
There is some unevenness in the stitches, but I think a trip through the washer/dryer will sort that out. The Knit Picks Stroll is definitely quite a bit lighter and more loosely plied than the Baby Ull I used to make my first pair of Endpaper mitts. But this yarn is incredibly soft, and the colors are very nice – this picture doesn’t really do justice to the heathery purple yarn.
I mentioned before that I thoroughly enjoyed knitting these the first time around, and this time is turning out to be the same. These knit fast, and the pattern is very intuitive. I love getting into the zone with my two colors and knitting with both hands – it makes knitting feel even more magical. I’m hoping to have these done by the end of the week so they can be sent off to their recipient.
In my last post I mentioned waiting for my needles to arrive so I could move forward with this and another project. Well, they arrived safely, and you can get a glimpse of some of them in the picture above – those are 5″ dpn’s from Knit Picks (in Sunstruck). I’m really enjoying the shorter length dpn’s – they’re much less difficult to wrangle, and the set comes with six in each size, so you’re not limited to working tiny projects due to the needle length. The wood is very smooth, the tips are nice and pointy, and the needles feel quite sturdy – I’m kind of glad I had an excuse to buy new needles :)