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Two Projects - Qualified Perceptions
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Two Projects
Two completed projects!

The first is a pair of Snicket Socks, though I did the heel and toe differently than the pattern calls for because I'm not fond of short rows. They have an interesting sort of chicken-wire look to me, though it's certainly very soft pretty chicken wire.

The second is Endpaper Mitts for shumashi, in her traditional Not-Matching style, though they actually don't match even more than they're supposed to, which I'm rather embarrassed about. So maybe they're not completed after all. Also, I find it interesting to look at the patterns - in both of them, the dark brown looks to me like the "pattern", and the light rose-brown is the "background". Does it look like that to other people?

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eowyns From: eowyns Date: November 19th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
On the one with the rose border it looks like that - on the one with the brown border I think rose is the 'pattern' color.

And I'm very impressed at your rate of sock churning-out. Out of curiousity do you (or have you ever tried) the 'two socks at once' technique. I read about it once, although I don't remember where.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 19th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't tried two socks at once, though I did try two sleeves at the same time once. I found that it confused me far too much when I put it down and picked it up again - which direction was I going? I think I ended up with a couple of extra rows here or there, as I accidentally turned around in the middle.
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: November 19th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Were you knitting the sleeves flat? You don't get as confused when you do two things in the round at the same time, because it's always obvious which direction you should be going.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 19th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, good point. Well, except for the heel flaps, I suppose. :)
From: csbermack Date: November 19th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see the rose as the pattern and the brown as the background. Although it's a little disconcerting on the brown-trim one.

I kind of like them as a pair, though, I like the inverse effect.
jaedian From: jaedian Date: November 20th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey are you bribe-able for another project?
I so want a pair of these mermaid fingerless gloves . But I am quite clear they are out of my very meager knitting skills.

I am happy to trade off for another project I AM good at.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 20th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure, I'm easily talkable into putting projects on my queue. (It can take a while for me to actually *get* to something, of course. And I think I should do the gloves for rifmeister first to get the hang of gloves a little better - I understand socks pretty clearly, but gloves (well, mostly the thumb gusset) are still a little alien, and the mermaid pattern is kind of "And then, put in a thumb, the way it looks like.")
jaedian From: jaedian Date: November 20th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool!! Put me on the queue. And I can see how doing a pair of gloves first is a good idea.

Also I was looking at the endpaper mitts. I think if the ribbing matched. I think the rose, they would look more like pair. Although maybe that is too matchy for shumasi. I do think they look like they go together though.
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