Tag: mittens

Hyacinthus Arm Warmers

Hyacinthus Arm Warmers

Finished in early March, the first project from A Year Of Techniques was a pair of Hyacinthus Armwarmers knit in my favourite yarn, Zauberball. Knit over the course of a week, this simple little project pretty much flew off the needles. With minimal shaping and […]

New Pattern: Birchwood Mitts

New Pattern: Birchwood Mitts

The Birchwood Mitt pattern is now published and live, ready to cast on and be knit to warm and comfort hands whilst keeping them stylish. These mitts were designed as much out of need as of want, as I have suffered with a condition that […]

Finishing Touches And Quality Blog Time

Finishing Touches And Quality Blog Time

I have been putting those last few finishing touches to my latest pattern, which I hope to publish and upload tomorrow. All ends have been woven in, and the pattern checked and edited, charted and written in full.

I have found that recently that I am struggling to find time in the evenings after work to add those little tweaks to my blog that I have been thinking of working on for some time. So, tomorrow I have booked a day off work to very specifically not put on my work clothes, to sit on the sofa rather than at a desk, and to enjoy some quality time working on my blog rather than picking over the details of spreadsheets and stock figures.

And, importantly, I shall be able to find the time to publish my latest mitts pattern, Birchwood, which I shall be listing on Ravelry tomorrow, and that gives me something to be excited about – but only after I have had a bit of a lie in.

Perfectly Matching Ends – Casting On And Casting Off Again

Perfectly Matching Ends – Casting On And Casting Off Again

Some days in the office I feel as if I am working in Siberia. I’m sure it’s a common phenomena, but where I work the Air-Con Wars are particularly fiercely fought with the powers that be craving permanently Arctic conditions whilst the rest of us […]

Yarn Re-aquainted

Yarn Re-aquainted

After I had thought that all was lost and that I should never be able to finish the mystery pair of socks which I began over a year ago, look what I should find (in a box clearly labelled 4-ply sock yarn’, no less). This is […]

Revisited Knits

Revisited Knits

I only have one pair of mittens, so they get almost constant use during the autumn and winter and are invaluable when the big freeze has settled in as it has now in the UK.

I designed and knit these Flutter Butterfly Mittens in August 2010, when I posted about them on my old blog, a post that has now been reinstated to the archives on this site. Since first making these gloves they have held up pretty well. The yarn is still strong with no signs of thinning areas, and the only signs of wear are the slight halo that the yarn has acquired on the palms.
The mittens even held up well after the relative battering they were given this weekend with the building of a snowman, where they were used to provide some protection from the cold whilst eager hands were rolling and shaping giant balls of snow. After such a heavy duty test the now soaking wet mittens need a bit of TLC so I am going to give them a wash and re-block them using the mitten blockers that I posted about yesterday.
As well as prompting me to write a tutorial for the mitten blockers, re-visiting this much loved older knit also brings me back to something I posted about the other week – accessing my old post archives from my now deleted blog.
Thank you so much for everyone who kindly gave their thoughts and suggestions as to how best to go about this. In answer to some of the most often put questions and ideas: I cannot find any way of specifying that RSS feeds should ignore certain posts, but in every blog reader and RSS feed manager I have seen, the older posts do not seem to be appearing. I had a think about the suggestions to upload one post a week as a ‘post from the archive’ but at the rate that I posted this would take about 5 years to complete, and I really want to get the content moved across in case anything else ever happened to take it away again.
Luckily (and kindly, from my readers) most people said that they would not mind at all to see the older content in their blog readers. As it happens I do not think this will likely happen due to the way blog readers handle posts dated long in the past, but I have now uploaded some 80+ posts that once belonged on Eskimimi Knits and shall hope to keep adding to this when I find that I have moments of spare time. For anybody interested, these posts can be accessed in the ‘Archive’ in the menu on the right sidebar.
Many thanks again for your kind words of support and encouragement.