Tuesday, January 15, 2008

FO: Grayscale

Yay- my first FO of '08! And if the first is any indication, I think I'm in for a great knitting year! Enter, Grayscale:

The knitty gritty:
Pattern: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering in 36 Linen Grey and 43 Pewter
Needles: US0 and US2 DPNs

I would definitely recommend this pattern. It's really well-written, planned out, and easy to follow. The colorwork pattern is simple, but visually appealing, and I love how you can create such different looks, depending on the colors you choose. I was all over the place, trying to decide on colors, but for some reason these grays called out to me, and I really like the monochromatic scheme I ended up with. Stranded colorwork on wee DPNs is a bit fiddly, but it was fun, you get to work on your manual dexterity, and the end result is well worth the fiddliness.

From beginning to end, this project was a joy. I was able to get completely lost in these little palm/wrist warmers over the winter holiday and my subsequent funk. I loved knitting them and I now love wearing them. They are small (= relatively fast to knit). They have visual interest (= mental stimulation). They are JUST the kind of project that is perfect for me!

21 comments:

jillian said...

They came out perfect! The gray colors are subdued and let the elegant colorwork shine through!

Theresa said...

They look great - it's been all about the stranding lately.

Stitchin' Sheep said...

Wow! They turned out great. My fingers are a little cold after blocking my cold, wet Icarus shawl. You got a second pair of those lying around? I'm a little jealous and may have to figure out a way for those to end up on my to to-knit-soon list.

Kristyn said...

Those are gorgeous. Great job.

Madge said...

Beautiful knit. Isn't it satisfying when a project works out so perfectly?

tentenknits said...

i love them!! I really do like the grey colors, goes with pretty much everything!! sweet work dude!! :-)

Kirsten said...

Great mitts! I love those colors.

Jennifer said...

So pretty! I loved knitting the Endpaper mitts too. It's an easy and yet interesting pattern.

Margene said...

Lovely! The subtle colors are fabulous!

mary said...

Beautiful grayscale! I love how those are so subtle and sophisticated.

mle said...

I love them!! the grays are so gorgeous together!

Disentangled said...

They came out great! Congrats on a great first FO of '08 :-)

Shelley said...

Nice! I was looking at those as well. Great job.

knitzalot said...

Those are lovely! I'm glad you had so much fun knitting them.

Steph said...

They look great! I'm on a grey kick myself lately...maybe after all that color overload over the holidays, grey seems like a good palate cleanser.

Octopus Knits said...

They are lovely, indeed! I have some yarn waiting to make these... I'll have to do it soon : )

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

I love them. They're even better in person.

Lolly said...

they are just beautiful - I love their subtle nature. I can imagine that they are just perfect to wear too ;)

Kara said...

You're right, if this is any indication for the rest of the year, it is going to be a great one! Love them!

K8 said...

They look beautiful!! Wonderful work!

Ilix said...

Had to pop in and say how lovely the turned out! Subtle colours and they look so great in this design!