My Noro Morning Mitts are great. They are cozy and cute. I love the colors and they match my scarf!
Specs: Noro Morning MittsHowever. The poor little mitts are completely overshadowed by my love for this skirt.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden
Amount: 1 skein
Pattern: Maine Morning Mitts from Knitter's Book of Yarn
Started: Jan 08
Finished: 16 Feb 08
Specs: Indigo Ripples SkirtThis skirt is quite possibly the coolest thing I have ever knit.
Yarn: Elann Den-M-Nit in Dark Indigo
Amount: 11 skeins
Pattern: Indigo Ripples Skirt
Started: Aug 07
Finished: 19 Feb 08
- I cast-on more stitches than the pattern called for in my size and then did less hip increases to give the skirt a lower rise.
- I also had to fudge the stitch count because my gauge was off.
- I knit 16.5" of (unshrunken) stockinette before starting the lace pattern because a) I'm tall and b) I'm modest... or more modest than the pattern was written.
- I ended up completing all 60 lace rows to make the skirt fall right below my knee.
- I braided a drawstring for the skirt rather than make an i-cord.
- Because of my mods, I ended up using 11 balls of yarn.
- The ruffle itself, uses an entire ball of yarn.
- The fancy bind off uses another half of a ball.
- All this yarn-eating ruffle-ege it totally worth it. I LOVE THE RUFFLE.
- Denim yarn is annoying because it dyes your fingers blue and gives me stiff wrists.
- Denim yarn rocks because you can throw it in the washer and dryer.
- After looking at the skirt photos on my computer, it appears that there was a slightly darker ball of yarn used across the hip area. I did not see this in person, so I don't think it's that noticeable.
VIVA LA INDIGO RIPPLES!!! YAY!