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Friday, January 25, 2013

FO Friday

Happy Friday!

Things have been a bit crazy in our house due to the illness that swept through and the endless amounts of paperwork for our realtor, the bank, our other realtor (back in Wisconsin), the title company (back in Wisconsin)...it just never seems to end!

The upside is that it's Friday, and most of that paperwork is figured out :)

Oh, and it means it's time for a FO Friday because I've owed you one for a few weeks now...

San Francisco Fog Fingerless Mitts (project page)

Pattern: Vancouver Fog Fingerless Mitts by Jen Balfour
Time Frame: started January 2, 2013; finished January 10, 2013
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool in Regal
Needles: US #7/4.5mm
Size: Original size (woman's medium, I believe)
Modifications: None that were crazy though I did to the M1 as a pickup a backward loop from the row below and Ktbl and I did the CO 1 (after setting the thumb stitches aside) as a YO and cinched up the thumbs later.
Thoughts: Had I know this pattern was going to go as quickly as it did, I would have saved it for later! The only trouble I had was with the ability to read my knitting. Basically, you're working some sort of cable on every other row and on the off row, you're supposed to read your knitting so that you knit your knit stitches and purl your purl stitches. I can read my knitting but it was easier (and significantly faster) for me to just write out the off rows so I wouldn't have to sit there and think about it. The only other thing I may have considered changing was using smaller needles for the ribbing sections (except on the thumb). Otherwise, they fit perfectly! I've worn them several times, something I wasn't sure I'd be doing.

Close-up of the cable section (which also shows a more accurate depiction of the color)

That's all I have for you this lovely Friday from California :) Oh, and I should be linking up with Tami at some point!

28 comments:

  1. Such pretty cables... and you did a great job on them, they look very clean and crisp! No distorted stitches anywhere.

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    1. I found it surprising that they turned out so well because I haven't blocked them...maybe it's because I've worn them so much already.

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  2. Glad the paperwork is nearly out of the way, still exciting times though. Love the fingerless gloves in that shade of purple, makes me want to go out and get some.

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    1. Every time we turn around, we have more paperwork to sign. ::sigh::

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  3. I adore your mitts, love the cable-work and the gorgeous colour!
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  4. The mitts are lovely! What a pretty color too.

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  5. Beautiful mitts and such lovely yarn.

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  6. Lovely, great color and I love the cable!

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  7. Glad the paperwork is going well. I love the cables and the color of the mitts. They look so warm and snuggly.

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    1. Thank you :) I just hope we're almost done with all the paperwork...

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  8. Awesome mittens! The cable looks great.

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  9. Those mitts are beautiful! I'm glad you're getting good wear out of them, too — never quite a given, for me.

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    1. I wasn't sure I'd wear them, either. I have been, though. That could be because I'm making a conscious effort to do so, however :)

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  10. Ugh. Paperwork. No fun. Glad to hear things are somewhat situated. Your mitts are beautiful! You did a really nice job knitting them.

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  11. These fingerless mitts are terrific, Renee! I love how they're long and the cable adds interest. I need to make a pair as I have this polyester poncho that doesn't keep my arms warm so it's been hanging forlornly in the closet and ditched for wool coats.

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