Sunday, December 24, 2006

small celebrations

my lovely little kitten made it through surgery just fine - everything looks ok & she should heal well. it's still a bit sad to see her little shaved belly but at least it's done & everything will be fine.
as any true knitter would, i celebrated this news by casting on for a new project - the beautiful endpaper mitts by the incredibly talented eunny jang (i'm so jealous of her knitting & designing skills, i can't even tell you - if you've never read her blog, you should, & prepare to be amazed).

endpaper mitts

i'm using rowanspun 4 ply in two colours which i thought were gorgeous ("jade" & the unfortunately named "sludge") but which, it seems, may be slightly too similar in shade to truly bring out the pattern - it's looking very muted so far & the diamond-shaped colourwork is only barely visible. this may be a good thing in the end as this is my first attempt at colourwork, so any (inevitable) mistakes won't be as glaringly obvious as they would have been if the colours had more contrast! it's been a great knit so far, and the pattern is really easy to follow, even if you've never done stranded colourwork before. & i was even able to keep on knitting it after i'd had a couple of glasses of wine, so it should get me through the next few days nicely.
happy christmas, & happy knitting (or however you choose to celebrate your holidays!).

1 comment:

JulieFrick said...

Best of luck with those! I agree that the similar colors may hide any flaws, but on the positive side, they'll also likely look more "Rowanish"- very British of you!