Saturday, September 02, 2006

Taking A Break

I've taken a break these past couple of days. I've taken a break from knitting lace. Why you may ask? Well, it's not because I'm not enjoing it (even though I've been doing it wrong), because I do like lace and I am liking it.

Since September has arrived, I wanted to get a pair of mittens done for my Knittin' Mittens KAL. So, I hauled out a skein/ball/whatever you want to call it of wool and got one of the patterns I have for a kids pair of mittens. Actually, the book is an old one that I borrowed from my friend Kristina and haven't given back yet because I wanted to learn how to do mittens on four needles. She'll get the book back eventually - especially if she asks for it LOL!

I do have more of the scarf done, and restarted the Reid sweater in the right kind of yarn - this time with more knowledge on how to do it. I have one set of the back section done and part way into the first repeat of it. No pictures yet though.

I'll work some more on the lace and get a pic of both the scarf and Reid up soon. But for now, click here to see my first pair of mittens made for 2006.

Oh, and for those interested, you can still join the KAL (it runs until March of next year) by sending me an e-mail to let me know. Details are on the Knittin' Mittens blog - the links are in red above. C'mon and join in the fun!


Jenni said...

I'll have to try knitting some mittens. I've only done one pair and I made the thumbs too short.

Rachel said...

Sometimes a break from a knitting project is the best thing you can do. It is supposed to be fun, right?? You'll pick it back up when you think it'll be fun to do so.

Shelley said...

It's mostly because I am one of those people who like to see results quickly, and with the larger projects they take longer. I figure if I do some small projects during it, then I'll have the satisfaction of completing something LOL. I'm still working on the scarf and the Reid, and I feel guilty for taking the time away from them - think I'd get it done quicker if I stick to it rather than do little projects...but then I tell myself it's ok to do the small projects at the same time lol.

Elizabeth said...

LOVE the mittens! I've never knit mittens or gloves before, but they are on my list to do. Hmm...maybe I need to join the KAL!!! :)