Sunday, February 22, 2009

Halfway there

Just a little update on the progress of my Fiddleheads.
The cat seems to give it his seal of approval.

As I mentioned before, I decided to knit the second using magic loop instead of dpns. I hadn't really anticipated that the simple act of eliminating the need to change between needles would significantly speed up my knitting. But it did. And so...

I took that picture before blocking. They are currently drying after a good soak, and I think most of the funny bumps and curls are pretty much gone. Now, on to the lining!

I am determined to prove Jamie wrong, and finish them before the weather gets warm.


Adrienne said...

OMG! Awesome blue Softpaws on the kitty claws! I thought about getting those for Sophie but she doesn't really scratch where she isn't supposed to (much), and she's also pretty good about the claw trimming. Little pink claw tips would look pretty cool, though. =)

Anyway, the mittens look great! I've only done magic loop once or twice, it's a technique that I often forget about because I can't really use it for socks, but I should really try it out again sometime.

I'm sure you'll be able to finish them before spring, considering that it's pretty much cold until April where we both live. =)

Nell said...

Beautiful!!!! You did a fantastic job!

Sherry said...

The mittens are beautiful. Interesting that the Magic Loop speeds up your knitting. (I've been wondering if it would speed up mine ... I just bought the Magic Loop booklet & plan to learn).

LOVE the blue soft paws. At 1st I thought it was nail polish:-).

Karen said...

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Adrienne - Our kitty is actually really good about the claw trimming too, but we'd just gotten these new leather-esque office chairs and were afraid that he'd put holes in them or something. And yeah, as much as I wish it wasn't so, winter lasts a heckuva long time D:

Nell: Thanks!! :D

Sherry: I originally made the switch from dpns to magic loop because I wasn't so good at keeping good tension as I carried yarn across from needle to needle. It's quite a fun technique, though it can take a little getting used to. And yeah :D It does look like blue nail polish doesn't it?

Marie said...

I thought I was seeing things at first. I've never seen a cat with blue nails. I'm glad Adrienne explained it.
The mittens look great!