Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Firefly Swap: Final Report, Part 1

The Firefly swap is over! This is very exciting, because it means that I can start blogging about my knitting again. Of course, I haven't actually started knitting anything since the end of the Firefly swap, so I have nothing to blog about. But as soon as I come up with something, I will post about it here.

But right now, it is time for the Firefly swap report. I've got two things to report on: what I gave and what I got. What I got is beyond amazing, but I think I'm going to save that for tomorrow, because I'm tired and slightly incoherent. So for now, I will just post a picture of my Blue Sun Mittens:

I basically borrowed the design for this from the Maude Mittens that I knit a few months back. I didn't get gauge with this yarn, though, so I adjusted the size a bit for my actual gauge. The Blue Sun logo bit is my own design, obviously, and I changed the palm motif a little bit, just because I felt like it.

Here's a closeup of the palm:

And here's a closeup of the back:

Real Firefly fanatics may recognize that the logo isn't exactly right. The real Blue Sun logo features a half-circle, not a full one. It looks like this:

The logo is a little too short and squat to fit well on a mitten, though, so I added a top to the globe in order to make it longer and more hand-shaped. If I made a pair for myself, with my exceptionally short, squat hands, I'd take off the top and use the original logo.

I've got the chart on an Excel file, by the way, if anyone would like to use it. Just leave me a comment and I'll email it to you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The mysterious Firefly swap project is officially done. I've woven in all the ends and blocked it, and it's now sitting in front of the fan drying so I can send it out tomorrow. I'll post pictures in a couple of days, after I can be sure that the recipient has received it. I can't decide if I'm happy with it or not. It was a ton of fun to knit, but I have a nagging fear that it's not good enough to give to someone. I think I may be too neurotic to be a very good swapper.