So bloglines and I are still on the outs. It's too bad really, because I have a great FO to share today...mitteny goodness!
Over the weekend I went to Boston and hung out with some really great knit bloggers, friends all (I know that I am leaving a few people out, there were a lot of people!). In addition to eating, camera-talk, yarn-shopping and sight-seeing, there was some mitten trading. I made some mittens for the Philistine.
I think she likes them, she seems suitably whelmed with the finished product.
These mittens are from the same pattern as my frogged white mitten disaster. There were some interesting design features in the pattern. The tree of paradise design for the palm was pretty interesting in the finished product (although a pain to keep track of while knitting).
The cables kept the pattern really interesting and the bobbles were fun. It helped that there were not too many bobbles (I do think there is such a thing). The rustic aran weight yarn that I used gave me a way different gauge than the reccommended worsted that the pattern suggests and that I was originally using, so I had to modify the pattern slightly. I was afraid that the mittens would be too big, but I think it worked out in the end. I mean, if the Philistine herself gives the finished product two thumbs up, who am I to argue? Details in the gallery and on the rav.
And since it is Wednesday and the Pushing Daisies episode tonight sounds cute, I am going to post a pie. I am cheating, but whatever. I made two apple pies to share last weekend (pie goodness!), and the report was that they were tasty (I am sure the locally made ice cream that Diana had on hand didn't hurt either). Pie recipe was from Joy of Cooking, 1972 reprint (naturally). The curst recipe was the patee brisee pastry liberally modified by me with a goodly amount of extra sharp New York cheddar-because that is how I roll.
I am making the same pie tonight whilst watching the Piehole Wednesday-inspiring show (we went apple picking on Monday, I hope you did something suitably exciting as well), so it's not totally cheating. Apple pie with a cheddar pastry crust. I will try for something more original and exciting next week. Till then, I will leave you with some apple-picking joy (or rather, more goodness).
The first apple he picked all by himself. It was a big deal.