Insides

Remember how I was smitten with the outside of the cuff increases?  Well the inside is also oddly charming.

Same with the inside of the stripe.

Now, I don’t think it’s necessarily practical to actually think of these as reversible (I can’t think of a suitably hidden way to weave in the contrast color ends to pull that off…

But it is pretty enough I like flipping it inside out from time to time to coo over it (though this does slow down the knitting quite a bit if you indulge in it too much).  And I do think I might put the thumb together that way in future for something that is reversible.

 

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Tidy

You know me. You know I love a tidy thumb gusset.  And this?  This is astonishingly tidy.

I mean it’s not hard.  It’s not even fiddly.  It’s just…it’s just splendid.  I’m actually sort of in love with my whole thumb plan for these.

And honestly, it looks just as good on the inside.  Which I’ll show you real soon here (I have to get things ready for the hat to come out Tuesday first, but it’s coming).

 

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Yup, that’s what it needed

So. That was fun!  I mean really rather more fun than someone who is ostensibly and adult should be having with a pompom.

I probably shouldn’t be this tickled but I absolutely am.

And yes of course you can pop the pompom out if you’re not feeling it.  But I think your day will be better if it’s on there.

Pattern soon.  Very very soon actually…like probably next week.  I basically need to block it and get photos. I’m trying to show you things much closer to when the patterns come out because I’ve heard waiting is no fun.  It’s got all the info you could want on how to do that stripe (no really…it’s easy…I’m scared of colorwork and I can do it, so you can too) and how to do clever detachable pompoms (though we’ll be talking about that here too when it comes out).

 

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Companion

So…there’s a fair bit of yarn left over after the hat.  Not just the orange, which I knew I’d have miles of.  But the gray too.  I feel like the hat needs a friend, don’t you?

I thought you might.  Now as always, it’s a good idea to weigh your yarn.  If you’re going to do something that comes in pairs, it’s much more fun to know how much you can use for each one ahead of time.  Go ahead…ask me how I know.  Just guess how many times that bit me in the hindquarters before I stopped being a dunce.  Use your scale (I like this one because it goes down to tenths of a gram, which can be handy for things like laceweight where half a gram of yarn is actually kind of a lot).

But from what I can tell, I’m going to have plenty of yarn.  I suspect these shall be grand!

 

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Zipping along

That?  Well that’s just about done!

And you know what that means.

That means it’s just about time to do the pompom party.

Because I’m pretty sure I have pompoms all figured out, and I need some sort of public reassurance that I’m not the only one amused by this.

 

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