All-Powerful Reeling Machine
I'm starting the knitting new year out with a bang!
First a finished object (many moons have passed since the last one!):
These are the Rib-And-Cable Mitts fingerless gloves from Interweave Knits Spring 2006. I used #3 dpns and Knit Pick's Elegance in two colors to make a planned mismatched pair. I modified the pattern slightly by adding a rib to the top around the fingers so the fit would be a little tighter than the knit roll top originally called for. They feel really good on and if it would get cool, I might even get to wear them.
Santa (actually it was Mrs. Claus) slipped a few fun items under my tree: a ball winder and swift. I thought it would be fun to break them in on New Year's Day.
I knew that I selected an auspicious day when I opened the directions to see this:
Feel the power? I sure did! Here's the before and after of the yummy Scarlet Fleece Impressions from Holly Spring Homespun.
After winding a few balls, I "wound" up with a snowman:
Happy New Year everyone (and keep your fingers crossed for some snow!).