Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Knitting again...for the very first time.

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Yeeesh, Boxing Day...already?? How time does fly. While visiting family over the holidays, I finally found myself relaxed with free time and a desire to knit. After a season or two of knitting deprivation, it's nice to be with needles in hand again. At last!

I've been watching some very talented knitters chop up some exceptional work these past few months, and have been dying to try my hand at stranded knitting. I've been admiring the progress at the colorwork challenge, and ultimately want a piece of the colour-fun that's going on with the anemoi mittens

But, I know to start small. I know I have it in me to tackle the anemoi mittens, but know better than to jump head first into a new technique.  So, I started small with yarn I already own, a simple pattern repeat, and a project I meant to take on anyway.

 Not so manly mitts.

In light blue and red Cashmerino, a smaller version of Knitty's Manly Mittens, these might be just the ticket I need to get back into the swing of things. I struggled at first with the right and left handed knitting, but I think by the end of these, I'll be ready to move on. 

Here's hoping for a slow winter, with time enough to knit! Happy belated holidays and all the best for the new year.

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