As a new knitter, I still get VERY excited when I tackle a new knitting skill. This post is brought to you by thumbs!
It only took me 9 months after first picking up the needles to FINALLY make myself a pair of fingerless mitts beyond that first cotton pair knit flat and sewn together with a simple hole for the thumb. Why is that? I mean why do we often put making ourselves something last on the list?
The yarns are some "leftovers" that have been just hanging out in my stash. The mocha twist brown is Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks leftover from another pair of mitts I made and gave away last spring. The Spice and Onyx are Lamb's Pride from Brown Sheep Co. left from my felted stripped tote.
My new mitts have come in very handy with the cooler fall weather that has been gracing us as of late...though today was once again flip-flop and short sleeve weather. (At least for me...maybe not for everyone...but I have a hard time letting go of my flip-flops each fall.)
What have I casted on the needles now that my mitts are done? Nothing. I'm kinda stuck. I have yarn that was bought to make felted hot pads, but I'm not feeling very inspired to knit them up at the moment. I'm itchin' to make my first pair of socks...yet I have no sock yarn in the house...or small double points for that matter. Guess who needs to go shopping? (Unfortunately the knitting budget doesn't necessarily agree with that sentiment. Sigh.)
Also, I'd like to thank Eskimimi Knits for inspiring me to change how I think about photographing my knitting projects. It's fun and clean and really lets the object of focus pop. Yea!