Thursday, February 1

big debut

did you see the new issue of magknits is up? and did you see the adorable yet oh so functional peekaboo mittens? well i would like to say i am a stellar knitter and finished these up in record time since the pattern just debuted today, but alas, i was a test knitter back in december for dear megan. isn't she clever? i just LOVE my mittens.

mine were knit using manos so they would match my silk garden scarf. when it snowed i wore the combo a lot. i have to admit i am not much of a "normal" mitten person. i can't even lock my door without taking them off. but these, well these are a whole different story. they never have to come off because i can do everything in them, you just pop your little fingers in and out so easily.

no update on the car yet, my insurance company is in the process of approving the quote from the dealership. i am just about 2 weeks with no car (ok minus the 3 hours that i had a loaner last saturday). my home owners association has been notified and some sort of pest people will be coming out to survey the carport. apparently this isn't that uncommon. i just want to do everything to prevent it from happening again.

and i am still fighting what i thought was symptom of my sinus and ear infection. dizziness (like motion sickness). but i have been on antibiotics for 6 days so maybe it isn't related or my ears are really messed up.

ok, i hope to put up some markers for sale next week. i want to announce how it will go down tomorrow, but we'll see how i feel. have a great day and go knit a pair of megan's mittens! :)


Anonymous Sue said...

Your mittens are fantastic! They look so warm. Since we are going to have highs in the negative double digits this weekend here in 'sconsin, I think perhaps I should knit myself a pair! Brrrr. I hope you are feeling better very soon.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Woo hoo, you have a snow picture too! These look great - thanks again for being my guinea pig - I mean, test knitter. I'm glad you're finding them so functional as well. Maybe I'll come up with a saucy Peekaboo Sweater next... care to test knit that?

12:33 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Amy, the vertigo is probably related to inner ear inflammation from the virus that started your sinus infection. You can use over the counter motion sickness meds to help if you need somthing. It shouldn't last much more than 10-14 days at the worst. Hope that helps!

2:32 PM  
Blogger knitannie said...

It's sad but I am jealous of your snow and mittens, it's 40 degrees C here at the moment (I don't know what that is in F but think HOT HOT HOT). I think I need to turn the air conditioning up and then crack out the yarn!

7:48 PM  
Blogger katie o. said...

I love the mittens! The openings make me think of little mouths, all cute and smiley!

Hope you feel better soon-try some hot chocolate!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I am totally jealous of your wonderful mittens. I have been too sick to knit. Today is actually one of the first days I've felt like sitting up to be on the computer. 100 and above fevers aren't good knitting companions.

I hope you feel better soon, and enjoy your mittens!

10:52 AM  
Blogger LLA said...

The mittens are wonderful! The clever design of them makes me smile, as does your great color choice...

I am prone to fits of vertigo (doesn't that make me sound all Victorian and swoony? Or does it just make me sound like a little old lady???) whenever I get a bad cold/sinus stuff.
And, you've just described that feeling to a tee - so I am totally empathetic. It's not fair to have to deal with a bad case of the room spins, well - not if you didn't get to enjoy the margaritas that at least explain them... I hope your antibiotic clears it up ASAP...

3:41 PM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

With the weather being so cold in Iowa, I have been thinking about making mittens or some type of hand warmers. I like the idea of making anything out of manos since it is my favorite yarn. Maybe I will give those a try! Did you have to make any modifications to the pattern/gauge to use the manos?

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

I like the mittens, probably much easier to knit than the kind the flip back to be fingerless gloves. Does the gap let in cold air?

12:42 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Those are some fun mittens! I hope you start feeling better soon. I'm also glad to hear you weren't seriously hurt in that accident!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

Manos, how nice! I just bought some Lamb's Pride on Sat, so hopefully I can cast on soon.

8:01 PM  
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