Well, I did mange to do something with the much adored Noro yarn I've been eyeing up over the hols - I just squeezed it in at the very last minute, as the boys and I are back to work and school this week.
I'd had a pattern in mind for the yarn which I'd spotted on Ravelry and had downloaded in my 'library' but it had a couple of techniques I'd never tried before so I was hedging a bit with it and waiting for a 'brave' moment for me to give it a try (that meant Sunday!).
Lots of scribbled notes on the pattern . . .
. . . yes, fingerless gloves, if you hadn't guessed!! - I loved the simplicity of this pattern and how it shows up the beauty of the Noro yarn. I had to learn how to make a provisional cast-on (Lesson 1!) and how to do a three needle bind-off (Lesson 2, but quite an easy one, like drawing with 2 pencils instead of 1!) so a really fun learning process - thanks You Tube!.
More scribbled notes - I found some of the instructions a little brief - it's a very short pattern . . .
. . . yes, I know the colours don't match - but that's the beauty of the yarn! You either go with it or maybe try to fiddle around to get a match - I just went with it, for the fun element :) I love the roll-up cuff - it gives a nice 'relaxed' finish to them - in my opinion!
. . . Ta Dah!
I'm so happy with my fingerless mitts - and they fitted perfectly too, an added bonus!
The pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry and is called 'Camp Out fingerless mitts' by Tante Ehm. They weren't a complete breeze for me to make as I had some issues with the thumb hole (putting this down to lack of 'knitting-in-the-round' experience!) but I managed to overcome this. A very sweet pattern with a bit of a learning element - cool! (I'd thoroughy recommend it as a 'starter' mitten-making experiment.)
I can now go back to the office job knowing I've had a little creative 'down-time' and some relaxing time with the boys - what's not to like! :) :)
Perhaps a few X-mas pressies may arise from this pattern - shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone though! :D
Ah, well it's back to sorting out school uniforms, work clothes, etc. for me today - still, it was nice to have a break! AND we are having the most gorgeous Autumnal October weather - way hay!!!!
P.S. I've added my own notes on my Ravelry page for these, if you are interested - you can find me as 'Tweed Delights', surprise, surprise, hehe!!
P.P.S. More creative yarns here :)