Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yarn Along

Knitting along with Ginny of small things, here’s what I’m working on this week:

Don’t be fooled by the glowy afternoon sunshine—it’s still frigid outside!
The mittens are so fun to knit, but I know the finishing will be torture—80 ends to weave in per mitten. I knew it’d be like this, but I still wanted to knit them anyway. I was enticed by the pastel colors and the edibility of the design. I really do love cupcakes. Plus, I’ll have leftover fingering weight yarn in nice colors to use for my Easter eggs, more little sweaters and who knows what else.

I also have Nathan’s spring sweater on my mind. I knitted up a swatch in Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport in Green Tea Heather and I can’t stop looking at it. I love the color more and more (can you tell I love spring?), even if the fabric lost some of its softness and elasticity after dunking and drying. I can’t wait to start designing this simple cardigan, but I’m making myself wait until I’ve finished the mittens and fleshed out my March socks, also an original design that I already started charting. So much to knit, so little time!

I’m still enjoying EZ’s the Opinionated Knitter—find out why on SouleMama, we seem to love her for the exact same reasons—and started reading Oprah’s biography. The unauthorized one. I don’t like her or dislike her; I’m in it for the story (read: good dirt), and I know it’s gonna be a good one. Did you know her name was supposed to be Orpah (the p and r are switched), a biblical name, but someone spelled it wrong on the birth certificate?

Good knitting,


  1. Those mittens are beautiful! Wow, they look so complicated to my beginning knitter self!

  2. Great mittens! But yikes! 80 ends to sew in. That's a lot. I had no idea about Oprah's name. Funny how that happened.

  3. Those mittens are so cute!! But those ends...yikes!

  4. Cupcake mittens!?! So cute.
    Super, super cute.
    What is the pattern?

  5. Ooooh LOVE the cupcake mittens!! So cute :) Thank you, thank you, so much for the snake scarf pattern to!! I can't wait to knit one up for my little guy :) I just finished making a mouse eating snake so the scarf will be the perfect addition *grin*.

  6. The mittens are adorable! I don't think I would have the patience for all that yarn weaving in!! Good luck :)

  7. I, too love the mittens!! And EZ is getting a lot of attention these days! Orpah huh? Oprah is definitely much better :).

  8. those mittens are adorable! I too love EZ. I've read and reread many of her books. There is just something about them. So real and inspiring.

  9. Super cute mittens. They look super hard for a newbie like me!
    Great colors
    Really sweet blog you have!

  10. Oh the cupcake mittens are just adorable. I have yet to tackle knitting with multiple colors. I just ordered my first EZ book. can't wait for it to arrive.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  11. Cute cupcake mittens! I do not envy you with all those threads that need to be buried.

  12. Your cupcake mittens are adorable!!

  13. are those Spilly Jane mittens? they are super cute... minus the ends!

  14. Thanks everyone for your nice comments. They are Spilly Jane's cupcake mittens, here's the Ravelry link:

    I had meant to include that information in my post -- can't believe I left it out!

    The other piece of information I left out is that the pink knitting is the beginning of an Easter egg pattern I'm working on. Check back next week for the free pattern.

    Rosina, I'm so glad you're happy to have the Sneaky Snake Pattern ( -- I look forward to doing another giveaway soon!


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