I am back! I was on the East Coast for several weeks, visiting museums and churches for school. Then I came back and was struck with a bad fever or flu for a week. After another week of rest, I am finally ready to face the computer. I’m not even sure where to start summarizing my trip! I think I’ll start with these mittens.
Pattern is Super Mittens from Weekend Knitting. I decided to do a striped garter stitch cuff to match the hat I just finished. I used size 9 needles and won’t felt the finished mittens as much as directed in the pattern. I also made them much longer than directed so the whole cuff sits below my wrist. This pattern is super adaptable and easy! I want to make gloves and this was an interesting way to learn the gusset for the thumb. I made another Thorpe Hat to send to my sister as an early Valentine’s gift. I love using the Malabrigo Chunky – it’s so soft.
Of all of the museums I went to, the one I would most recommend is the Museum of Arts and Design. Until April 27, 2008, they are showing Pricked: Extreme Embroidery. The website and profiled work do not do this exhibit justice at all. It was incredible. The scale and detail of the works shown was just not to be believed. The creativity and craftsmanship were outstanding. This is not the super-trendy “extreme” craft crap that’s currently overflowing from the bookstore shelves. I highly suggest stopping by if you are in the area. Frankly, I would skip the MOMA across the street and go to the MAD.
Coming up in the next few days: all the desserts I had, hopefully some church photos, and my experience of attending the taping for the Martha Stewart Show!