Sunday, January 29, 2006

One week

... in which the joyous question of ISBN-10 to ISBN-13 "transitioning" took over my world. (And I do actually know that "transition" isn't a verb. I know that. Unfortunately the language gets "cascaded down". Interpret that as you will...). I also got a new job title and an Actual Job Description which more or less reflects what I do, for the first time in nearly 12 years; yay Richard.

... and some more knitting got done at the weekend. Two pairs of handwarmers. Please ignore the fact that I'm incapable of taking a picture of my own arm which doesn't make it look like something I've donated to science. Really quite weird. No humans were harmed in the taking of these photos, honest. Yes, I am this pale in the winter, but those are freckles, not some life-endangering skin disease... Honest...



This pair, which look even more Undead than the next ones, are in Jonelle Aran, bought years ago and Procion-dyed about 4 years ago. It's a rib pattern with horseshoe lace up the back...



This pair are a simple rib pattern in Gedifra Soffice - feels lovely. 51% wool, 49% acrylic...

Also made, a sweater for Ben(edict), 2 year old son of my college friend Dom and his wife Clare - AKA the newly-minted Deputy Ambassador to Spain and his eye-surgeon-wife... there are days I feel like a total underachiever... The darker yarn is a lot less purple and a lot more brown than this photo shows...


I'm always a bit freaked by knitting sweaters for toddlers - the arms are so much smaller than you expect from the bodies, and so on - but when I'm making things up I tend to use the general measurements from Tadpoles and Tiddlers from Rowan, and parents tend to be happy with that...

5 comments:

Mary deB said...

I've been admiring that Soffice in the shop. Very nice colours! And the little sweater is very cute! It's funny how my skinny kids never outgrow things width-wise, but the arms will get too short in a few years...

Anne said...

I love how the sweater has come out - and the Jonelle handwarmers are gorgeous

ambermoggie said...

love the knitting, where is the pattern for the arm warmers(GG) from?

Liz said...

I used 35 stitches in K2 P2 rib (Aran-weight yarn, 4.5mm needles) apart from the lace, which is from the first Barbara Walker book but over 9 sts rather than her 11. I worked back and forth rather than in the round for the thumb-hole and then just carried on until they felt long enough... the other pair are done in plain 2x2 rib over 24 sts on 5.5mm needles as the Soffice needs to be knitted up quite loosely to stay fluffy...

Pig wot flies said...

Love the finished stripy sweater.