Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cold hands, warm...lap?

All the recent marathon sessions with Plants vs. Zombies (along with the much cooler nights that October brings) mean my hands are constantly icy cold.  As I sat with a numb hand on the mouse, blasting zombies into oblivion with Cherry Bombs and Snow Peas, something inside me clicked: Hey, I'm a knitter!  I don't have to have cold hands at the computer/waiting for the bus/while knitting if I don't want to!

Above is a selection of yarn I gathered to knit myself a few pairs of fingerless gloves.  Unless otherwise indicated, the patterns I chose are from Knitting New Mittens and Gloves.
  1. Hand Maiden Sea Silk, silver color, from my stash.  For Rusalka.
  2. Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, colorways Orange Zest and Cornflower, from my stash.  For striped fingerless mitts a la Penny's wristwarmers from Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.
  3. Rowan Scottish Tweed DK, colorway Brilliant Pink, for $2.90/skein from Little Knits.  For Driver.
  4. Rowan Tapestry, colorway Highland, from my stash.  For Box Pleats.
  5. Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Worsted, purple colors, from my stash. For Accomplice.
  6. Malabrigo Silky Merino, a blue/green/grey color, from my stash.  For Gothic.
  7. Louisa Harding Grace, electric lavender color, from Little Knits.  For Glaistig.
  8. Debbie Bliss 100% Pure Silk, green color, from my stash.  For another pair of Fetchings, perhaps?  To be determined...
With season one of Dexter on loan from the library, I'm sure to get all this knitting done in no time.  Right?  Sam concurs: great idea.

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