Enchanting Mystery mitten in new colours:
Better. Looks more like my inspiration photo, eh?
I’m also sufficiently weirded out by the colour combination. I keep looking at it, it sure holds interest for me.
- Estonian cast on and cuff on smaller needles (2,25 mm) because of small wrists
- repeated chart A1 1,5 x, to have a higher stripey bit
- added one row of plain knit before and after the flower to separate it visually more from the brown garter rows. And I like my cuffs to be long anyway.
The Fair Isle Cuffs in misty green sock yarns:
Better. Lovely light overall look, even though I’m choosing colours with more contrast to work with.
(I started the ribbing with reverse k and p for the white and multi coloured glitter sock yarn but decided I liked it better the other way around.)
Not sure if I’ll make the second cuff the same. I’m not keeping notes which yarn I use when to have a more relaxed knit.
It’s a slow project. I can only work on it during day light and at a time when I’m willing to look at my work all the time. Usually when I knit, I knit while doing something else, like watching a documentary. I haven’t found many audibooks I like to listen to.
Stranded Hilja Vest is at this level:
It’s been at this stage for a few days now, for the silliest of reasons: I couldn’t fit it properly while I kept wearing my handfelted princess dress. It needed a good fit. But I needed to wear my happy dress.
Today I’m wearing “normal clothes” and did the fit. It’s a bit snug around the belly… not too snug but just enough to be A Not Particular Comfortable Wear. This morning I’ll be walking around wearing it for a bit to figure if it’s too uncomfortable because in that case there’s no point in proceeding to knit this.
But I’m sure it’ll be alright: