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January 3 2010
January 7 2010
Project info
kissing snails
Norwegian Snail Mittens by Adrian Bizilia
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
174 yards
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted
0.3 skeins = 73.5 yards (67.2 meters), 30 grams
Prairie Arts and Fibers in Grayslake, Illinois
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
0.01 skeins = 1.4 yards (1.3 meters), 0 grams
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool Worsted
none left in stash
0.4 skeins = 100.0 yards (91.4 meters), 45 grams
Arcadia Knitting in Chicago, Illinois

gah! i’m loving this. cable cast on 93 sts in color b, 2x1 ribbing for a while in color a. increased to 124 by a row of k2, k1bf. using the colorwork chart from the mittens (minus the four sts on the far right).

once above the snails, i’m altering the fronds a little bit. obviously, they won’t all fit, so i’m doing the second and third, and hopefully that will end up about the right length.

1/6- finished up the knitting… tried about eight different colors for the third color (antennae and flower centers) before one seemed right. it’s a bit quiet, but it is super way better than everything else i tried. blocking tomorrow, pictures soon!

for the decreases, i used the decreases in the mitten pattern, except instead of k2tog, or ssk, i did a s1, k2tog, psso, so that each decrease took two stitches (one from the colorwork on the right and one from the left). this ends up decreasing fairly quickly.

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55% Merino, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere goat
137 yards / 50 grams
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100% Merino
250 yards / 113 grams
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  • Project created: January 5, 2010
  • Finished: January 8, 2010
  • Updated: November 13, 2010