Knitting and thinking of knitting

I’m knitting the sleeve decreases on the Tomtem baby sweater (bathtime knitting).  By the way, this is a decent view of how the stripes will and won’t line up.

This is how I’m keeping track, so the second sleeve will come out the same.  I hope.

Kalev’s mittens (Nancy Bush, Folk Knitting in Estonia), into the second repeat (the second half of the second repeat!).  This is now a carry-around project.  I tried two-handed knitting, especially awkward through the corrugated ribbing.  I switched to carrying both colors in one hand.  I’m trying to keep an eye on the tension as I relax into the stranded knitting.  The pattern has a good rhythm.  I don’t recommend a project on DPNs for first attempts at stranded knitting – too many things happening at once, even though I’m very comfortable with DPNs.

The inside.

I have big ideas.  I think of them while I’m knitting little things, like socks and mittens and baby sweaters.  I’d probably think grand ideas while working on big things too.  I just don’t seem to have any at the moment.

What do you think this is for?  Zephyr Silk/Wool (50/50), laceweight, one pound cone, about 6300 yards, color vanilla.  A hint:  I’ll need more.

Ooh, I like the backlit grape leaf!

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2 responses to “Knitting and thinking of knitting

  1. Kmom

    I love these pictures, especially the silk/wool cone. What I really want to know is how do you get the different sizes? Like square. And tall. ???
    I know you’re busy and frantic right now so don’t answer until you can–I can wait, even months!

  2. Pingback: The Mittens Are Back! « Small Scars

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