Last month the Regularly Scheduled Knitting was interrupted.
First for this:
The Loopy#1 was a funkier, colorful Finlandia Kidsilk in spring green with orangey-pink Berrocco HipHop. It went to my sister Lulu , she wears her shawly-scarf with panache. I received waay more knitland credit for this than deserved. Its gossamer silky fuzzy web and bumpy loops make people drool.
But who doesn't love excessive compliments? So, I made # 2 for a more sedate friend, in steely blue KidSilk with a darker HipHop color.
Then a long train trip came up, New Haven to Wash DC. Figuring the stranger next to me wouldn't be into the rhythmic poking of my straight needles, I gave in to the fingerless mitt urge I'd picked up online. On pokeless dpn's.
First, a pair of earthy crunchy fingerless mitts from the Midnight Knitter pattern that came out so,um, earthy crunchy that I followed them with these, in Lambs Pride wool from old leftovers.
They looked pretty cool but went to a silent auction, where they inspired a tiny bidding war, going for $22. (the earthy crunchy pair went for the more earthy sum of $7. I'm not proud to admit I tried to make believe I didn't know them personally).
Then I made myself a pair, trying a ribbed pattern, in variegated mystery wool. Finally, these for Mr. Cool, my 11 yo son with an indecisive design sense (had a chart for the skull motif, I winged it on the G. I like a little imperfection, it keeps the hand in handmade....)