I have dyed some worsted weight New Zealand wool yarn and I am ready to begin knitting. Simple enough, but finding time between work and being a new Mom (I have an 8-week old Corgi pup), has proved to be a challenge of near Sistine Chapel proportions. I’m excited about blending the novelty yarn with the hand dyed yarn and eager to see how it turns out. I also wanted to share a pair of my favorite sushi knitting needles from ScaryMerry. If you love sushi like I love sushi, these will be a must-have for you too!
The first few rows of the cuff are going well. I’m still trying to decide about the gauge because they don’t seem very substantial. I can always use another pair of ‘driving mittens’ 😉
The gauge is turning out to be okay for the cuff and body of the mitten but I think this combination of yarn would make for a better sweater weight than for mittens. I tend to be a freeze baby and would want a thicker pair for being outside for any length of time. I guess driving mitts it will be when these are finished.
Next you knit and place your stitches on holders to separate a portion of the knitting to form the thumb. At this stage of the design I know it looks a lot like the response from your insurance company when you submit a claim!
I have to take the kids to the ‘pediatrician’ – check back for more knitting updates.