FO – Broadstreet
Posted by Amber on March 25, 2006
Pattern: Broad Street (sans flap) by Janis Cortese, from Knitty.
Yarn: KnitPicks Ambrosia (80% baby alpaca, 20% cashmere. In “Night Sky”. I used just under one ball for each mitten. (The yarn is just like butter. I’ll have to see how they wear, right now, the alpaca component is a little prickly on my skin. Perhaps there will be lavendar & white mittens in the future … I’ve been wanting to play with fair isle and I can’t think of a softer yarn to experiment with.)
Also, I have two more balls of the Ambrosia (also in night sky), that at least for now have no plans. In case any of the yarny people out there would like to make their own soft and snuggly mittens.
Needles: Size 2, Bamboo
Notes: I changed the gauge from 7 st/inch to 8 st/inch (older photos show how 7 st/inch was just too wide for my hand). I made the right mitten a bit narrower than the left around the palm, but that didn’t do much for it really (it isn’t noticeably smaller across my hand, but it’s just enough that the index finger seems tight because I suck at math and didn’t think to add in stitches to keep the fingers the same diameter earlier in the process).
In other news, my betta, Fishstick, just tried to give me a heart attack by playing dead. I changed some of the water and he swam around sideways for a bit, then laid down on the bottom of the tank. He’s moving around now (lots of tapping on the glass and dropping a food pellet in), but there for a minute I was very worried.