Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Fetching Phase

I was looking for holiday gift ideas that fell into the "quick, ornate, and easy" category and I realized that Fetching, Cheryl Niamath's clever fingerless gloves featured on Knitty, was perfect. I just finished a pair with the leftover yarn from the Briar Rose poncho.


Fetching is a perfect holiday idea because it takes very little yarn; it can be adapted to just about any yarn (for all of you one skein stashers); you can add or take away any fussy cables and you can attach embellishments like beads and buttons. I just finished one mitt done with Rowan's Cashsoft DK, I have to do the thumb still. That's another thing, you can skip the thumb if you want - even faster!


Here are a few skeins for future Fetchings

What would be my dream pair? This stuff


Believe it or not I bought several skeins 2 years ago to make the Scarf Style's cabled felted scarf. I've been too chicken to try it, afraid I'd screw up the felting part. Maybe I'll just make cushy mitts with them. You'll know who my giftees are by the way they walk around touching their faces!

7 comments:

Necia said...

I still have to make the match to my 1 lone Fetching I made. It was sooooooooooo fast, I got cocky with it, and left it chilling for 2 months now, ha. I need to find me some of that Touch Me, there's a hat pattern I have dying to be made with it.

Necia

Anonymous said...

I wanna touch the yarn!!! oooh, it says "touch me", you tease!! That's a great gift idea, lucky giftees!!

Kirsten said...

Those are gorgeous!! I especially like the pair made from the Briar Rose yarn. I've been wanting to make some Fetchings for a long time. I probably won't get to them until after the Holidays though.

Sandra Bennett said...

Hi, your knitting is beautiful...wonderful use of colors, textures and patterns.

I've spent the last little while visiting here - sorry about the NJ trooper incident, that was not nice and frightening as well.

Thanks for the ATC swap bot site, that looks like fun.

When you have 3 moments to spare, visit Fiber Femmes at www.fiberfemmes.com and, please, think about writing a Fiber Femmes article.

del said...

I love Fetching & I agree, it looks like the perfect gift knit. I'd have to gift it to my Northern friends, though.

Patricia said...

Go for the scarf without fear. I have some "Touch Me" sitting here as well. I made something similar, a scarf out of Plymouth "Sinsation". The yarn is just as touchable and felted beautifully!

Cheryl said...

I just made a scarf with the touch me and it was amazing what happenned in the hot water. The fabric it left was FABULOUS!! Now I want one for me.....