Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas is coming...

but I didn't work on presents!
I was too busy working on stuff for me! SELFISH!
Sometimes a girl has to do what she has to do!
Finally caught up with Crazy Mom Quilts and her Quilt-A-long.
I'll be ready for week 4 instructions tomorrow!

Finished the first of my Maine Morning Mitts.
So much room for improvement!
My first attempt at any thing glove-like, OBVIOUSLY!
I started this project off on Friday night and worked up until the point where you begin the thumb gusset. Much to my own grief, I couldn't figure out what to do next or how to do it.
At some point during the umpteenth time of rereading the pattern I actually heard that cartoon sound in my empty head (YOU KNOW THE ONE...where the sound is hollow and brainless and the character's eyes just go in circles over and over again!).
Off to bed I went!
Saturday morning, I sat down, looked at the directions and the world was right again.
I COULD think. It was quite SIMPLE!
Gusset... schmusset! It is not a perfect mitt by any means, but I'm happy with my first fingerless mitt attempt!
Back to the needles for me!
Happy Hobbies!


Jenny said...

Very nice job! Isn't it funny how sometimes it takes 54 readings to finally "get it"? That happened to me on my first pair of mitts that I am currently making. Will post a pic soon along with my socks.

amandajean said...

see, and I was sitting here thinking that your mitts looked amazing! I think you are too hard on yourself! the new block is posted....I hope you enjoy it!