Monday, October 1, 2007

Res Completae: Pumpkin Spice Knucks

Started on Friday morning, I was 75% done with these Knucks for my Mother-In-Law by Saturday morning:

and by Sunday morning I was finished. These are the 4th pair of Knucks I've made, but only the 3rd I've blogged about. They are so fun to make and such a great, straightforward pattern. The felted tweed is so pretty and fall-like. Neill surprised me with a pumpkin spice latte on Sunday morning, and I realized the color of the yarn was exactly how I would visualize "pumpkin spice". Yummm.

Pattern: Knucks, by Pamela Grossman for Knitty Summer '06
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed, 1/2 ball of Ginger
Needles: 2 sets of US 4 Clover dpns
Size: Ladies
Start to Finish: September 28-30, 2007
Modifications: Nada.

Notes: Just one thing -- when I first printed out the Knucks pattern last March, I recognized the name of one of the listed photographers. I had gone to high school with someone of the same name. Because there was no picture of her, I couldn't tell if it was her or not, and her website also had no portrait. Even Google couldn't tell me if it was the same gal. I soon gave up and made the decision not to contact her via our alumni webpage, thinking she'd think I was a huge weirdo if it happened not to be her, and it wasn't that unusual a name anyway. Well, it's her. She sent me a message via the Central Valley Knitters group on Ravelry and it all came clear. I just can't get over the coincidence!

One parting shot -- the Pumpkin Spice Knucks with my latte of the same name.


Pamelamama said...


Anonymous said...

What great mitts, they look so warm and cozy - and perfect for fall! =)

Anonymous said...

Shellie and I were looking at your blog, and we really like your Knucks. We wanted to just give you a hint that they would make an excellent Christmas Eve take away gift. I know that we will fight over them if they show up. Blue would be a good color - no pumpkin. Aunt Chris