Monday, May 05, 2008

Grotty, little boy hands.

I've purposefully cropped out his fingernails from this picture, they're typical of the little-boy genre, with lots of dirt and muck underneath them.

These little mitts are made from the pattern Fetching, also knit by just about every man and his dog who has ever picked up the pointy sticks. It's a popular pattern for a reason, not least is that it's quick and very easy. I'm knitting a second pair right now, they'll make a lovely mother's day present, with some left over Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed in a beautiful scrummy grass green. I'm fervently hoping that I have enough. It's a full ball minus about 3 or 4 meters... wish me luck!

Lastly (and very leastly) I finally have finished Buttony. There have been some stunning examples of this particular pattern out there in Rav-land (this one and this one for examples), unfortunately mine is not amongst them. After a bit of a blocking, and the addition of the final 2 buttons, it's not as bad as I originally thought, and will still get a good wearing, as it's beautifully soft and warm in Merino Spun, but it's really not a favourite. Ah well, you win some, you lose some!


Stitch Sista said...

I quite like buttony myself Sam! Although my goodness all those buttons...all those buttonholes LOL.

Ann said...

It's gorgeous & you look so good in it - love those buttons. Well done!