The Left-Handed Crafter

Archive for June 2009

Fresh and juicy!

Fresh and juicy!

A fresh crop of miters has recently been harvested – blue and purple mixed with bright white, ready to join the heap of colorful squares patiently waiting to be sewn into a finished blanket.  I love how these new miters came out – the contrast between the darker colors and the bright white will add a lot of interest to the finished piece (I hope!), and there’s just something about the cool colors that’s so refreshing in the summer heat.  This project is just getting more and more enjoyable as it goes along – who knew?  : )

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Admiring my handiwork  : )

Admiring my handiwork : )

After I posted about my first pair of Endpaper Mitts, I decided to grant my second pair a temporary leave of absence from my office drawer for its oh-so-deserving glamour shots.  Don’t they just say, “Hey baby, you know you want me…” in that coy, seductive kind of way?  Wait… is it just me who hears their knitting talking in sexy voices?  Oh, ok then.  Nevermind.  : )

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Oh Endpaper Mitts, how I adore you

Oh Endpaper Mitts, how I adore you

As I’m knitting away on the Mitered Square Blanket (which is actually going really well – I’ve been knitting about a square a night all week), I figured I’d post about an old finished object (FO) that’s near and dear to my heart… and hands.  The Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang, a beautiful and cleverly-designed pair of fingerless mittens, perfect for keeping chilly hands and wrists warm in an arctic-like office (i.e., my office every single day of the year, regardless of the actual temperature outside) while still being able to type.  But I digress… these mitts were a really fun project and came out great, if I do say so myself.  : )

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Welcome, my babies!

Welcome, my babies!

Allow me to introduce the newest members of my Mitered Square Blanket: eight little pink and green miters – aww, how cute!  : )  I squeezed in a boat-load of knitting time this past weekend, and what you see above is the result.  These bright-white squares are really growing on me, and I really like the way these came out.  Plus, as I was gazing at the half-used skeins of pink and green yarn on my couch, I thought about even making some pink/green miters in the future – ah, so many possibilities!  Hence the allure of the beloved Mitered Square Blanket.

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I do things backwards, on purpose.

Hi there!

Name: Carolyn

Location: Westchester, New York

Affliction: Left-handed, left-brained craft addict

Warning: I knit backwards. If you feel yourself twitching at the very thought, take a deep breath and hold a mirror up to the screen. Trust me, it will be ok. : )

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