These have been finished since last month, but I hadn't darned in ends until yesterday/
unfortunately when I did go to darn in the ends I found that I'd cut the end from the thumbe far too short, and there was a funny loop at the top. Not enough yarn to unpick and reknit/cast off but i've chucked the rest of the yarn. So had to try to fudge that bit. It has worked, but the thumb on one hand is a bit tight! So these are mine!
A very quick project. Nothing knits up as quickly as DK mitts. And not much yardage needed!
As this is my shawl knitting month (and I'll probably be finihsing them off till Christmas!) I'd better mention shawls. I worked on my Shetland Trader MKAL over the weekend.
I've gone for two, not four colours, settling for navy and silver. It's quite a lot of knitting, and looking at the second clue there's just as much knitting in that one.
I had to repair a few row ends, where the knitting either fell off the needles or that I didnt knit the YO at the beginning of the row. I like 82cm lengths, but really should use longer ones. I tend to chuck my knitting down by my chair, where it gets entangled wiht other WIPs or charger leads! I do have lots of project bags, but always think that it won't happen!!
The photos shows the two colours, but I took it late last night, and the way it's lying, a bit crumpled, and the shawdows from the lamp make it look as if the blue is a bit variegated. it's not! But you get the gist...
Clue 2 involes picking up the YOs at the edges and knitting a striped border, with lace patterning. I thoguht this bit would involve a sideways knitted border, but that's clue 3!
This second clue has the lace pattern withing the CCs, which suits me fine as I wnat the lace to fall on the silver colour. I've had a very quick glance at clue 3 and ahve decided to knit this in the silver too, rather than the navy. I prefer a lighter border which shows up the pattern well. i may change my mind though, I'll ahve to check out what others have done first!