Knitting 0 Cooking 1

Knitting 0 Cooking 1

I almost made this a 1-1 draw, but since the only knitting I’ve done in the last few days has been 6 rows on the Swan Lake Stole and a pair of Fetching mittens, I didn’t think that really counted!

I’ll post photos of my cooking adventures tomorrow (Saturday) or Sunday, but in the mean time I can give you just the third finished item of 2008 (I’m a slacker!)

fetching finished 1

Medium (415 x 500)/ Original (800 x 963)

Name: Birthday Fetchings

Pattern: (name, author, source) Fetching by Cheryl Niamath from Summer 2006 issue of knitty.com

Size(s): (to fit, finished size) they came out quite small (see yarn substitution)

fetching finished 2

Yarn: (name, fibre, weight, colour) Stylecraft Renaissance DK, wool/acrylic, DK, green

Needles: (size, material, style) 2 x 4 mm circular needles

Knitting style: (for stitch patterns) Combination throughout

Modifications: Substituted yarn (it was what I had to hand) and as a result they came out smaller than prescribed.

Notes: I cast these on when I was in the Lake District and they were then somewhat abandoned until I realised my mum’s birthday was screaming up on me!  I think the world and their mother have knit these, but they were my first pair.  My comments?  Nice simple pattern, but could do with one-or-two tweaks to make them fit better (e.g. a thumb gusset).

Personal what-nots:

My Wisdom teeth have decided to … well, I don’t know, but they’re not making me whimper in pain anymore. [shrug]

My brother is very tired, feels a bit "weird" but is basically OK.  He’ll be home in 9 weeks and 2 days.  I’m not counting.  Much.

The most terrifying few hours in my life where those from when he sent a text at 4 p.m. my time to say he’d landed and 11 p.m. to say he’d got to his friend’s house.  I don’t think I’d’ve slept if he hadn’t got in touch!

I’m off to have a bath to hopefully get rid of this headache I’ve had since this morning.  Maybe it had something to do with no breakfast, 3 cups of coffee and "testing" a cake filling I was making.  Hmmm….. 😉

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5 thoughts on “Knitting 0 Cooking 1

  1. I’m one of the fetchingless knitters left in the world =) Maybe someday. I like your model, though, I’ve not seen them so creatively displayed before.

    Glad your brother made it safe and sound, sorry about your headache, yeah breakfast is important, lol – have a good Saturday.

    ps – I finished the Swallowtail tonight and it’s being severely blocked as I type YEEE HAW – and your the first to know (in computer land, anyway, the are some people here in my house that know)

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  2. I like the Fetchings though I tweaked the patern myself!! Well done, A+ for application!! Glad your brother is safe and sound!! Glad your teeth have settled down.
    April, I started the Swallowtail yesterday. I’m up to the P5 togethers, Very boogelly!!

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  3. I’m glad your brother made it safe and sound. Now stop worrying.

    The Fetchings turned out cute. I’ve yet to make any, so you’re definitely not the last. I worry about them being a bit small and I’ve knit other fingerless mitts, so I don’t really worry about knitting these anytime soon.

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