Monday, July 07, 2008

4th of July Mitten Launch (we must be crazy)

For those readers in the US, I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July weekend. I sure did - even though it was probably hot enough to braise a roast in my car, several of us decided to get together and play with wool.

It was all Steve's Idea...

here's all the lovely yarn (except for Illanna's - since she was joining us virtually from far far away) about 5 minutes before the designated start time of High Noon on the 4th of July....

I suspect a great number of folks who saw us at various establishments this weekend all thought we were crazy....ah well, I'm enjoying the knitting....and I'm discovering that my right hand is slightly dominant with Fair Isle knitting - but it's probably a lot more pronounced in large stretches of colorwork (vs plain on striping). I'll explain more about that some other time. Steve & Kiki have semi-time-lapse photos on their blog of the mitten progress over the weekend....

Unfortunately, with today being Monday, I suspect the mitten progress may be greatly slowed...but you never know :)

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Your mittens look very pretty!
Go Stephanie Go!!!

cayli said...

Nice mittens but you are crazy knitting them in this weather! It stayed in the 90's all weekend at my place.

Nikki said...

knitting mittens in the summer is no different than knitting socks in the summer and there's a huge ol' KAL for that!