Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fetching My Mojo



The Fetching Fingerless Gloves pattern by Cheryl Niamath first caught my eye years ago. It calls for knitting on double point needles (DPNs) which I soon found were like cryptonite to me...... I just couldn't get the hang of it. Here I am years later with wonderful knitting buds who probably got tired of me talking about Fetchings & suggested that I try 2 circular needles instead. BINGO! I absolutely love the pattern (completed in 2 days). Decided to use Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends from the stash for my trial pair. Wow - soft, thick & wonderful.

I was so happy after finishing them last week, my knitting mojo went in full swing. Here's the pics so far........


Each item only took a day of knitting so they're high on my list. The first is another One Skein Beret from Artful Yarns Old Western. The second hat is the Purls Arrow Hat that I found on Patternfish.com. Nice pattern & once again only took a day of knitting. My self-imposed yarn diet isn't working very well. I fell in love with Creatively Dyed Yarns at last month's Stitches East event. As I was walking away with my loot (aka purchases), I saw this beautiful colorway.
It's called "Canoe" and it's the most fabulous mix of blue, green & gray! You'll notice that isn't a stock photo. It's the 2 hanks I ordered & received last week. Headed home today to continue the Knitting Mojo Marathon..........

5 comments:

Beverly said...

you gotta work the mojo when the mojo is there to be worked! Love that hat. my yarn diet didn't work so well either. i gave away a dozen skeins and magically a dozen have reappeared in the main floor yarn stash. i cannot really explain it (and since i didn't use a credit card, I will probably never have to)

Ava said...

Nice wrist warmers and LOVE the Purls and Arrows hat!

del said...

Good for you! That hat is absolutely gorgeous & your Fetchings look so soft & cozy.

cici said...

all right on the mojo... looking good there!great FO's... I fell in love with Creatively Dyed Yarns too.

Knitting Alchemist said...

I love that Purls Arrow Hat! And anything that only takes a day to knit is high on my list lately too. I'm happily wallowing in mittens, but they're great to knit: not too timely, room for lace or cables or fair isle, but not so much as to make you crazy.