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February 05, 2006

Calling

Recently I bought some sock yarns at Etsy's Celia, I show you them:

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I fell in love with the right side one, "Rose patch" colorways at the first sight and I was so glad it really looks like a real rose flower's shade when it arrived, and since, I am struggling NOT to cast on a sock with this yarn. But I hear, this yarn is calling me every time I see it....I have already wound it into a center-pull ball:

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So inviting for me....but I resist with all my force, why? Because, currently I have two projects which require less than 3mm needles, and I cannot handle many of small needle projects at the same time. It makes me realise that normally I have some parallel projects and the needle sizes are always vary. When I am tired for knitting with tiny needles I can switch to bulky or aran project, and this way is confortable for me. (that just show you my lack of ability for concentration) The first project is Bobby sweater by Rowan TRue 4py Botany. I really like this yarn but imagine knitting a sweater with sock yarn. My Bobby is for 1-2 yrs baby size so very small, but it is like knitting an adult sweater with aran weight. Now I just started the second sleeve(too slow me!)as I knit it only in the street. The second project is, of course, the Bohus:

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Mine is not mitten, it is glove. It is NOT the reason why I am so slow to knit it. The reason is:

1) It is knitted with dp 2.75 mm needles, and I just cannot knit it when my baby is around me cringing to my knees. Too dangerous.

2) After the beautiful and enjoyable Bohus pattern which is around 6cm for cuff, the knitting road is just plain stockinette with simple milk color, and it is a kind of boring.

3) As I am changing the original pattern for mittens to gloves, I have to make calcuration and adjust it to my hand while knitting. I can do it but not when the kids are around.

4) Recently my night knitting time are all sucked by extra work which are required from my current job.

But I have to finish it to start the second Bohus cuff. Against all the bad conditions, the glove progresses slowly but nicely. I like gloves well fitted, and I decreased many stitches for that purpose.

BTW, finally I took the photo of FO Airy Scarf:

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It is very short scarf comparing with the normal length. But looks nice. It is a gift for a friend.

And today, I have to reveal my current secret WIP....yup, I admit I have casted it on some weeks ago.

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Can you find out what it is? it is a quite popular pattern and many famous bloggers have already knitted this one. the hint: the original color is orange, and the pattern has many errata. I use Japanese yarn which has discontinued some years ago, "Mingle" from Hobbyra Hobbyre(same company of Buhus kit). This yarn is very confortable to knit, I like it...

Posted by trico at February 5, 2006 11:10 PM

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Ohh, the new yarn is so beautiful! And so is the Bohus glove. I can't guess your secret project though. :( The colors are beautiful so I will be anxiously awaiting the finished project!

Posted by: Julie at February 6, 2006 09:35 AM

Oh I really love those multi-colored yarns... only recently I found a small shop which sells those around here (Leiria - Portugal). But what amazes me is how pacient you have to be to knit those mittens! I could never do such work! It seems so meticulous! I rather stick to 10mm needles and to Tunisian crochet! Anyaway I love your work, I'll be visiting more often!Thanks for sharing it!
:) sara

Posted by: sara at February 6, 2006 11:54 PM

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Posted by: ???? at February 7, 2006 06:27 AM

The Bohus gloves look great! I am trying to guess the other pattern, but not yet. Maybe it is too late at night and my brain is not working!

Posted by: Mary at February 8, 2006 12:18 PM

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