Golden Mittens are Taking Shape
I abandoned the paw print design for now. I tried, but I have tension issues I must correct first. I will keep my charted paw print pattern for now and plan to try again later when my 2 color skills improve a bit. So I ended up with a simple geometric design that I hope references a garden theme. The owner of the Golden Retriever liked the first mitten, so I will attempt a second. First I am fixing the thumb on this one. The magic loop is great to use instead of dpn for some things, and this thumb qualified as one such thing.
I am also working on a sweater for Christopher. It is E. Zimmerman's magic surprise baby sweater (lots of magic at my house these days). I've never tried this pattern, but have seen knitted samples and am very intrigued by how this works. The sweater is knit all in one piece and after some minor origami and stitching up the shoulder seams, presto, you have a sweater. I am just getting started and can't tell yet which end goes up. But I will knit in faith, and see what happens. I am using a 100% cotton yarn from Knit Picks called Crayon. It is a nice soft cotton, though I sometimes split a stitch if I am not paying attention to what I am doing. My mind does wonder some, I am missing Christopher today, he is such a great little guy!