Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Autumn Knitting

As you can see, I've managed to cast on a number of new things :) But it's autumn, and I love sitting with the warm yarn.

First there's the piano scarf which is still going strong. I've gotten a little over 2 octaves done now. I might end up not doing all eight if I decide the scarf is long enough before then. I'll take that as it comes.

After having knitted the iPhone friendly mittens for Mixi, I decided I really needed some myself too. I don't do too well with knitting the same thing over and over again though, so I figured I'd try to see if I could manage my way around a pair of gloves, and finally found this rather simple design for Classic Gloves. I was slightly worried about the fingers, but it turned out a lot easier than I had feared. The first one just needs the ends weaved in now

and the second one is just getting started

I decided to only make slits on the thumb instead of both thumb and first finger, but I'm contemplating making slits on both thumbs as I tend to use both quite a bit. I've got a while before I need to make that decision though.

Finally I gave in to temptation and cast on for the Haruni... and immediately fell in love. The pattern is fortunately a lot easier than I originally had feared, and after the first 32 rows I found myself able to look at my work and see what came next, which spared me for a lot of counting and a LOT of mistakes to pick up! I still tend to forget the first and last yarn-over of each repeat, but that's easily fixed. I haven't quite memorized the pattern, but it's easy enough that I can memorize one line at a time ;)

And it's turning out more gorgeous than I had ever hoped :)


Close-up of the details

I want to wear this shawl for my sisters wedding in March which should give me plenty of time to get it done :)

The yarn is Grignasco Champagne which is a merino/silk blend. It cost a pretty penny, but is turning out to be WELL worth the expense! It's so soft and yummy to work with :)

10 comments:

  1. Your glove is really pretty. I can't wait to see them as a pair. I think that shawl is going to be perfect for a March wedding.

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    1. Thank you! That's what I thought :)

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  2. Your Haruni is beautiful!
    And those are some pretty gloves :)

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    1. Thank you! Ever since I first saw the pattern, I knew I had to try it once I felt up for the challenge ;)

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  3. Love the colour of your gloves. Your piano scarf is growing wonderfully.
    x

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  4. Such cute gloves! The yarn is so fun! I've been trying to work up the nerve to try Haruni; I'll be watching to see how yours comes along :)

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  5. Your gloves are so pretty! I love the color! I'm sure your Haruni will look beautiful. :)

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  6. Whoa! That's a lot!

    I LOVE the idea of phone-friendly mittens!

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  7. Love the piano scarf! It's fabulous. And your Haruni is looking good.

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