Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Anything for geek love

Yarn: Fyberspates Aran yarn, 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, in Teal, from This Is Knit
Needles: 4.0 mm circulars, magic loop
Pattern: the ever popular Fetchings, by Cheryl Niamath for Knitty

Notes: I didn't do these in the recommended Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran because I have a pair made from it last year and it pills like crazy. Not good for the hands. Though the Fyberspates says aran, and the Cashmerino says aran, they are of wildly differing thicknesses. The Fyberspates stuff is much thicker. A heavy aran, maybe? Anyway, I still used the pattern's 4.0 mm needles, resulting in mitts that could be used to deflect bullets, Wonder Woman-like.

These are for my housemate S's new fancy lady. He asked me the other day if I knew where he could get fingerless gloves or mittens, because the FL had mentioned her hands get cold, but she needs her fingers free for work, as she is a professional computer geek. So of course I said, Well, you could buy them, or...And showed him my Fetchings. It takes no time to make a pair, so he accepted my offer to knit some up. I toddled down to Blackrock to get suitable yarn. These pictures make them look bluer than they are. The yarn is quite teal.

(I love this picture. The Limey made me all those origami flowers.)

More likely, this will be their normal environment, though:

Edited to add: Now I've run out of knitting projects. (We shall not mention the WIPs that are like a millstone around my neck.) Ideas? A sweater-size project would be good. Or something that uses up all those single balls of Jaeger 4-ply I got from Jackie in a swap.


Lien said...

I have made several pairs of those. So easy and can be done in one day.

I think a Eunny Jang fair isle project should be next. Especially seeing as you are closer to the Shetland Islands than I am!!

Yvonne said...

As a computer geek with cold hands, I know she will love them. I wear mine at work all the time.