A "non-favorite" visited: Fair-isle knitting and Intarsia
Argh, to many skeins and bobbles to keep track of!
- my original comment about this non-fave
I consider myself to be more of a crocheter (a hooker, if put correctly. Yeah, you go ahead and laugh, but apparently it's a word used to describe oneself in crocheting circles) than a knitter. There's nothing wrong about knitting, but I still like crocheting more. But, there are still a few things that you can't learn to do without resorting to needles. Knitting needles, not the other kind.
In light of this non-fave, I decided to try my hand at making the Totoro mittens I've seen knitted at least once on the Nekku and/or Turku Ravelry knit-meets. Riikka made one pair in lovely soft dark merino wool, and she had made a pair in green wool too. And since they were so lovely, I really wanted a pair of my own.
|So little left! Only a few more rows!|
|Done! Okay... how does one do the thumbs?|
|Oh, a hole! And some long 'floats' of yarn around the hole.|
|On the one on the left, you can see how it looks inside.|
Lots of floats, since I opted for having the yarn "follow along"
instead of knitting with only stumps.
Well, this wasn't actually so bad.
It might have been because I really liked the motif.
Or because it was quite an easy one, and the project not so large.
- revised comment