Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Warm and toasty/Si chaleureux

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Après une interruption de près d'une semaine, j'ai enfin fini les mitaines feutrées faites avec la laine Fleece Artist. Vu que j'ai modifié le patron et je mettais de la laine mêche à toutes les quatre rangées et non cinq tel que le modèle l'indiquait, il m'en a manqué. Cependant, j'ai eu le temps d'y repensé pendant que je vaquais à autre chose et j'ai eu la brillante idée de retirer la laine mêche sur deux ou trois rangées et je les ai transplantés plus haut, en plus de les mettre à toutes les six rangées. Sur l'envers, on peut voir que la laine du pouce a déjà commencer à feutré. Il ne me reste qu'à tricoter un cordon car d'aucune manière est-ce que je prendrai la chance de perdre les mitaines. Un conseil, si vous voulez vous faire ces mitaines et que vous voulez les faire ouvertes avec la couture sur le côté comme ceux-ci, je conseillerais de peut-être les faire avec des aiguilles circulaires à la place. À un moment donné, elles deviennent lourdes et... oh c'est un de ces principes de physique mais disons que ça oblige vraiment les poignets à travailler fort. Comment est-ce qu'on se sent à porter ces grosses affaires? Je ne peux utiliser les mots nécessaires dans un blogue respectable.

After a week long interruption, the Fleece artist thrum mitts are done. When I modified the pattern I chose to thrumm the roving every fourth row instead of every five like the pattern called for so of course I ran out of roving. The interruption was beneficial because instead of ripping once again and starting over, I chose instead to simply remove the roving over a couple of rows and reused those instead, every 6th row this time. On the wrong side, you can see that the roving on the thumb has started to matt up already. All that's left for me to do is to do a five-foot Icord, there's no way I'm risking losing these bad boys. One thing though: if your going to make the mitts open faced before sewing the side like I did, I recommend you do it on a circ and not the straight needle. Basic physics really but lets just say that it gives the wrists a good work out after it reaches a certain weight. So how do the mitts feel? Again this is a G-rated blog so I can't tell you.

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4 Comments:

Blogger nadine said...

Love your hat
and your Thrum mittens are
Deeeelicious!

Have you seen the africain exhibition
at the Musée des Beaux arts ? i
put a link on my blog about it today.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I made the FA thrum mitts for my dad for Hanukah 2 years ago because he always complained his hands were cold in the winter. He never wears them because he can't smoke with them on, but boy are they warm! They also have a similar kit for thrummed slippers that I made for Yannick that same year. The pattern (as written) has a silly pointy toe (you can't tell when you're wearing them) but wow they are comfy and squishy. Mmm...Blue Face Leister...

7:07 PM  
Blogger Whaledancer said...

I was just going to suggest that now you need thrummed slipper Karine! I had a pair until I litterally wore the feet out of them. The first time you slip your feet into that plush bit of podiatric heaven you will be hooked!

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karine,

'Great mitts and good advice about the thumb area thrum.

'Cheers, Scott

10:23 PM  

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