Monday, April 28, 2008

Glamour top and Spirogyra Fingerless Mitts

Two of the many projects I'm working on will probably take me some time to complete.

The first is the Glamour top from Patons using their Grace yarn. I'd started it in Ginger for my sister Jennifer but yesterday found enough of the Azure colorway at Michael's to switch to that color. Especially since she really wanted the blue anyway. I'll save the green for another project for myself.

You can see the top here on the Paton's site: Glamour top - it's the one on the cover of the booklet. The instructions are a bit obtuse on some points so I started a post at Ravelry in the Patons Beehive forum to discuss it.

Since I restarted the top last night, I have one of the sleeve medallions done and about an 1.5" of the back completed.

Here is the back portion:

and the sleeve medallion:

Queue up on Ravelry

The second project is the Spirogyra Fingerless Mittens by Lynne Vogel, available for free at I've started over on the mitts several times since this is only my second knitting project and switched from using four DPNs to using five. Lynne has been very helpful with suggestions for working the mitts and her Spiralling Leaves Fingerless Mitts as well (which is my next knitting project as I have the pattern and yarn all ready to go).

The image below shows my progress on the Spirogyra mitts, after 6 rows of ribbing and 10 rows of the pattern.

Apparently, I'm also knitting inside out as when I work the right side of the piece is inside the round when it is supposed to be on the outside ... oh well.

Spirogyra pattern at Knittyspin: Spring 2008 - free pattern
Spirogyra page at Ravelry
Spiralling Leaves page at Ravelry

Shorah Y'all!


Diane said...

OOOoooo... Love your post on the Glamour top. Especially the medillion. I'm up to the arm shaping on the back for mine; I've got to get some pictures posted.

Thanks for sharing, Diane

Dar said...

Thanks Diane, it will be slow going with all my other projects but would love to see pics of yours!