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Monday, November 30, 2009

Four Rib Braid Mitts 5


Pattern: Four Rib Braid Cable Mitts
Yarn: Elann Highland Wool, Red Maple colorway
Needles: 4.5 mm (US7)

These are my 5th pair of these Four Rib Braid Mitts which I started at the beginning of November using the same yarn and colorway as my 4th pair (last photo on that page). I love this colorway. I even made a St. Albans Valentine Cable Scarf for my SIL using this same color. I last blogged about the scarf on 19 Feb 2009 and I finished knittig the scarf on 17 May 2009, but I haven't taken finished photos of the scarf yet. Would you believe I still haven't gotten around to blocking the center cable panel??? I better do it soon! I am excessively lazy when it comes to weaving in ends, seaming, or blocking. I also used the same colorway for Shui Kuen Kozinski's Luna Moth Shawl which went to my Mom (and she hasn't shrunk or felted it yet to my knowledge). And I also used this colorway for Benne's blanket square (there's a link here to Benne's blanket post)

I knit these using my Harmony DPNs. My daughter likes these needles and calls them the "rainbow" needles.

This is the completed cable section of the mitt before beginning the end ribbing section. The mitts are a fairly quick knit using worsted weight yarn. A quick knitter can knock out a pair in 1 or 2 days. I'm a slow knitter so it takes me a bit longer.

Being a right hander, I found it difficult to use my left hand to hold the camera and take a pic of the mitt on my right hand. So you're thinking why I don't take a pic of the mitt on my left hand? Well, I have this jade bracelet on my left wrist and it creates a bulge underneath the mitt. I'll show you a pic of my 6th (next) pair of these mitts worn on my left hand so you can see what I mean.


I finished reading Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris. There is closure at the end; we finally find out what happened to Harper's missing sister. I've picked up Man with a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes. I've read and enjoyed several of her other Richard Jury mysteries, now I think it's time I read book #1 in the series.

Now that we have a Blu-ray DVD player, I find myself stalking Blu-ray DVDs. I don't see myself getting regular DVDs anymore which is too bad since the price of regular DVDs have dropped considerably. I've told myself that I will not re-buy a Blu-ray version of a movie I already own.

I've started to look at home theater systems. DH was thinking this would make a nice Christmas gift. I notice a trend of combo DVD/receiver units in these systems. Don't they make them with stand alone receivers anymore? I'd also like one with wireless speakers so it'll be easier to install at the back of the room. I have no idea where those speakers would go. The back of the room is pretty much the kitchen! There isn't a full wall separating the two rooms because it's an "open" design.

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5 stitch(es):

Jean said...

Really nice hand warmers, I always lover you cables, you are so creative with them. So good to see your posts, I hadn't realized how much I had missed them.

Lupie said...

I love this cable! When I finish the two pairs of gloves I'm working on I would like to try to turn these mitts into gloves if you don't mind.
As always thank you for all your great designs.

Elsie in MD said...

Your hand warmers are beautiful. Have you ever knitted the same pattern as regular mittens!

Chelsea said...

The colour is beautiful and I love the cables.

Jessica said...

I noticed a stitch marker in the 2nd picture. I'm curious about it, I've not seen one in that style before. Details?
(firrantello @ ravelry, or just respond here is fine :] )