I finally had a chance to do a bit of blog hopping the other day and was having a lovely time reading all your delectable posts when I stopped by the lovely Kepanie's place and was enticed to join in on this knit along. I was in fact so enticed that I queued 3 of the projects on the list of choices and after just knitting one of them I am already planning a pattern of my own. Just for something different you know?
As we all know I really should be finishing ALL the UFO's on the go but they are all BIG projects after all. And amidst all the crocheting I was doing that day, the temptation of knitting a little project was too much for me. It had clearly been a WHOLE day since I finished knitting the socks. Hehe, any excuse will do now won't it?
I chose the Honeycomb Wrist Warmers to begin with.
I used a set of 4mm DPN's. And Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury Yarn in 10ply. Autumn Glow.
I found myself lacking in stitch markers so I had to quickly make some. Would have been nice if my beading tools were to be found (ahem daughters, which one of you has made of with them huh?) for now they are in a semi unfinished state, but meh, they did the job nicely.....
The pattern was easy to read and follow. I tried to stick to it. I really did. However, and here it comes... my habit of making holes when ever I use the m1 (make one) method.... had me going......eeeeeeeek.... I am not sure why this happens but I don't love it... I really don't.
Yep, you can see it right? I had to fix this. So, I changed it just a little (for the sake of my nerves you know?)....
So where the pattern says on row 40: K4, slm, m1, k2, kfb, slm, knit to end.
I changed it to: Place the marker after 3 stitches instead of 4. K3, kfb, k1, kfb, knit to end. Continuing the increase in this manner to the end. It worked out much neater for me.
My fussy soul was appeased for the moment and the project continued with ease and grace...as it should........
And since I finished so quickly despite my woes, I rewarded myself with a huge slice of this.....
Twas rather nice! ;-)
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend all. I am off to play in my garden and then start another pair of gloves.
Bright blessings to you all.
Hugs and smoochies xoxoxox