Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Another pair of wrist warmers

I seem to be in a rut: another pair of wrist warmers. I've been looking for small amounts of yarn around the house to use up on smaller projects. Of course having a spinner and a knitter in the same house bits and bobs are never a problem. In fact they seem to be overtaking us. Angie is sitting on the couch right now figuring out yardage and prices on all the yarn she's spun during the year to get ready for the Charlevoix, Mich. Fiber Festival. It's being held on July 28 and 29 at the Castle (no not Phil Spector's castle in California). It's one of the newer Fiber Festivals in Michigan. If any one visits this particular festival, we are part of the booth called Dances with Wool.

I like visiting fiber festivals, but staffing the booth is not my cup of tea. It's a good thing that Angie loves to.

The photos do not do justice to the yarn. The top photo is too dark and the other photo is too light. Between the monitor and the digital camera, it's hard to show the actual color.

The pattern came out of Omas Strickgeheimnisse (Grandma's Knitting Secrets). It consists of only two rows with four stitch repeats. Row 1: K1 through back loop, K1, YO, knit 2 together through back loops. Row 2: Knit 2 together through back loops, YO, P1,K1 through back loop. Unfortunately, the book is in German, but it has all patterns written two ways, for circular and back and forth knitting. The other draw back is that the symbols are entirely different from any I have ever seen. For example, in most graphs, even Germans, a yarn over is represented by a circle; in this book a yarn over is represented by "/" which of course in English written graphs means k2tog. Oy weh!

The yarn was spun by Angie to about sports weight; the roving was Colonial top most likely purchased at one of the fiber festivals.

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