Monday, October 26, 2009

floating through space and time

floats. my new challenge.


i'm still working on the chevron love mittens. it's a good thing i'm head over heels in love with the pattern and the yarn, or this first mitten would have ended up thrown in a corner and left to become a den for dust bunnies...


i had to frog the first attempt, as i was pulling much too tightly on the floats during that first go round.

things are going more smoothly now, though i haven't had a whole lot of time to knit lately, much to my chagrin.

i can, however, share a finished knit with you. not surprisingly, it's another mitten set, and again, not a shocker, the pattern is nothing short of perfection.

i've now knit two pair of phenomenon. the first pair was to test knit the pattern for it's designer. i thought it was pretty great at that point, but after additional tweaking, the newest version of phenomenon is absolutely phenomenal.

cascade 220 superwash in grey (816), held double throughout

it's a free pattern, but one you must have a ravelry account to access. a previously released pattern will do the job, but phenomenon mimics the patterned palm featured on the mittens used in the movie.


what challenges you as a knitter? colorwork? cables? finishing work? carving out time to devote to your craft?

10 comments:

Renee said...

Wow ! gorgeous mittens, both of them! I'm going to have to add phenomenon to my pre-Christmas queue, yours are stunning. :)

Jodi said...

Mitten-o-rama! I love the thick, squishy cables on the grey ones.

Jane said...

My biggest challenge these days is just finding the time to knit! The colorwork is fantastic!

leslie said...

for some reason, right now it is TIME! what has happened to it?! and why in the world does it have to go SO damn fast?!!!

LOVE those chevron mitts... AND the grey pair of cabley goodness!

emileeknits said...

I'm trying to get better at colorwork too. Those mitts look fantastic!

Hilary said...

What GORGEOUS fall projects. (Because, really, nothing says fall like various forms of mittens). I have also had much trouble in the past with too-tight floats, especially using dpns. No matter what I did, it was always too tight where the needles joined. Argh. But really, no matter the state of the floats, those Chevron mitts are looking awfully pretty. I also love the Twilight mittens...hmm...do I need another pair with that palm design??

kim said...

Those mittens are so beautiful. The color, the pattern, everything!

Kristyn Knits said...

beautiful, beautiful mitts!
I love the color you chose.

Philigry said...

lace, lace, lace. i can not seem to ever get it right. I think I must do yarn forwards, or yarn overs wrong. who knows.
love the mittens! I love the mod you did too!

stitching under oaks said...

I love those Chevron mitts! the colors are gorgeous...and the phenomenon mittens look so warm and cozy. I love the longer cuffs. Beautiful stuff!