I finished the first mitt Saturday, after subjecting poor DD to repeated rounds of trying the thing on. It turns out that her hand is a mere 1/2 inch shorter than my Pal's! Thus, I made the mitt a wee bit to big for her... and hope it will fit it's intended
I tried to take a picture. It came out badly... very badly...
So, you had to wait. You also had to wait because I was conducting an experiment with my wrists. This weekend, I shunned my keyboard. That meant no blogging to speak of, and very little email. I did, however, knit like a crazy person. I not only finished both mitts, but I knit up a headband as well -- double thickness no less. My wrist was still a tad sore, and did not appreciate being asked to hold the frying pan, for eggs on Sunday morning, but over all, it hurt quite a bit less this morning than it had after a week of typing.
Here are the results:
One pair Olympic Flame Mittens
Note the finished fingertips.... I've now learned that the intended
victim recipient's hands are longer than first advertised. I may be ripping out those tips and trying again.
Also finished, and headed for the frog pond: one ear warmer that despite taking a real gauge from the mittens wound up about three inches too big... I almost refused to photograph that which is about to be ripped out, but yielded because I do like it, even if it is too big. I'll be making another one ... just smaller
I also determined the pattern for the scarf I must knit from that yummy Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran yarn I bought so long ago. I tried to photograph it, but half of the point is the colors... and it's very clear that indoor photography and my camera are not on speaking terms. There will be much more of it to look at when I get time for daylight photography tomorrow.
Today, I saw the orthopod. He liked the experiment, and concluded with me that it's the keyboarding more than the knitting that is causing my problem (hmm... any chance this could be work related?). I should have an appointment with a physical therapist soon...
A final note -- The silver medalist pairs skaters are the most heroic people I've seen in ages. I cried through most of the rest of their performance. That fall would have had me laid up for days. ... I can't imaging walking off the ice after that hit, and she skated an incredible program about two minutes later. I guess it happened too recently to have a good link... this is the best I could find right now.
After that recovery, frogging a mere headband is nothing.