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Third Time’s a Charm

As I mentioned in my last post, I had hoped to start February with a blue finished object; however, the hotel knitting last week just wasn’t happening. On Monday I cast on…knit round & round, cabled, knit round & round and then discovered a problem with the first cable – so I ripped it all out. On Tuesday I tried again…cast on, knit round & round, cable, knit round & round and then discovered a problem – so I ripped it all out, again. Fast forward to last Friday evening – I cast on, knit round & round, cabled, etc. and by the end of the evening Blue Fetching #1 was complete. I did discover one “issue” with it but it was something I could incorporate into the pair. Saturday morning I cast on for #2 and later in the evening was finished. Ever since I finished Grandma’s pair I was wanting to make a pair for me and with the deep freeze that has descended it was a the right time to make this pair. They came in handy (oops, no pun intended) this week with all of the drive time to/from WI they were the perfect thing to keep my hands warm. (And they are on my hands now as I type this entry.)


The Details:
Fetching in Dream in Color in Blue Lagoon. This is a “new to me” yarn and I love how the color subtleties knit up. My extra “design feature” the palms of both mitts don’t have the third cable.


Next on the needles is Calorimetry from Knitty. I knit it up on Sunday but encountered sizing issues and had to rip it all out – so will finish up version 2 this weekend. I had hoped to complete it this week as my hotel knitting; however, for the second week in a row I had knitting error problems with Monday night knitting. I think going forward I shouldn’t plan to accomplish any real knitting on Mondays when I travel – I’m just too tired at the end of that day.

Shells on the scarf

This weekend is my final crochet class. Last weekend I added the shell border to the edge and will learn to make flowers on Saturday. Now I’m ready for warmer weather so I can wear my new spring scarf.

As I finish up these projects I’m wondering what I’ll cast on for next. So much yarn, so many possibilities! Stay tuned…


  1. I love the Fetching mitts – the colour is nice; I will have to check out that website! The Calorimetry is lovely; the colours seem quite subtle. I am impressed you get so much knitting done on the road; I think I would be too tired to settle down and knit something of quality. Can’t wait to see your finished scarf!

  2. I love the Fetching mitts, too – that yarn is gorgeous, I’ll have to look for it when I stop my stash busting. Great job!

  3. What pretty mitts! I want to knit some as my hands are freezing too. Let me know how Calorimetry goes — I have my eye on that but you’re not the first person that seems to be having gauge/sizing issues with it. Hmmm.

    Thank you so much for your support for our GYGIG ride for Crohn’s. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate it. I hope your friends are well, all things considered. And thank you also for the brochure for the Knitting Circle book. I’m looking forward to checking it out.

    Stay warm!

  4. Amy, I just discovered Dream In Color today. It does knit up beautifully as evidenced by your Fetchings. BTW, your crochet is coming along nicely, don’t you think?

  5. Pretty fetchings, Amy! I like the color. Well worth the do-overs. And Calorimetry’s color changes are really subtle. Very cool.

  6. What a interesting post to come upon…I just completed the “body” of a pair of Fetchings with the same, er, design feature! I only realized it after I was nearing the end of the cable repeat of my second of the pair. Whoops! That colorway is beautiful and yours look so good they don’t need that last cable! Be careful of that crochet! After years of knitting I decided to take my first class – a crochet class. Next thing I knew I was so “hooked” I was working at the yarn store!

  7. The mitts are lovely Amy! That is truly one of my favorite Blues – and I like almost all Blue! I’m so happy you like crocheting too and are coming along so well! I can’t wait to see what is next on your “to do” list 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  8. Lovely mits! Great color, the varigation is very pretty.
    Sounds like lots of people are having problems with the sizing of Calorimetry.

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