Sunday, April 19, 2009

Knitting hiatus

I've done something to my left shoulder and arm. The doctor thinks it's a pinched nerve (or rather "some kind of nerve impingement syndrome," which seems to be doctor-ese for "a pinched nerve). I don't think it's a big deal, but it is interfering with my knitting. I will return with pictures of my endpaper mitts once I stop feeling like someone has permanently hit my funny bone.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Endpaper Update

I am officially having a Bad Day. I think that the universe sends me into Total Vertigo Meltdown occasionally just to remind me how nice it is not to have vertigo. So anyway, I'm having one of those days. I also suspect that I'm getting a migraine, because there are some flashing lights that don't seem to be coming from any actual light source. Exciting.

But I am not blogging to whine about my various boring medical issues. I am blogging because I have made some progress on my slightly-altered Endpaper Mitts. See:

Endpaper Mitts II

Pretty, no? I'm pretty happy with my random re-design.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yet more mitten-y goodness

For the "all about me" swap, I made my partner Endpaper Mitts. She loves pink, so I knit her extremely pink Endpaper Mitts. I forgot to take a picture of the finished pair, but here's the first one, on a mitten blocker that I made out of a plastic placemat:

The yarn is Cascade Heritage in fuchsia and cotton candy. I have a bunch of yarn left over, and I really like the pattern, so I've decided to knit a second pair for myself. However, I can't quite bring myself to knit exactly the same pattern twice in a row, so I've tweaked the stranded motif a little bit. I borrowed again from this gallery of Latvian mitten patterns and came up with this design:

Endpaper pattern

It's pretty close to the original, to be honest, but hopefully it's different enough to keep things interesting.