Start: 27th November 2008
Finish: 10th December 2008
Needles: 3 mm - 80 cm Addi Turbos
Yarn: GGH "Tajmahal"; 70% merino superfine virgin wool, 22% silk, 8% cashmere; Colour #1, Lot #18450
Pattern: "Ärmelstulpe" (Hand-Wrist Warmer) by Katharina Ritter for Lanaiolo
Last month, I test-knitted a wrist warmer pattern from my boss over atLanaiolo for a project she's got going....and the thing was perfect. She had two versions of the wrist warmer, one that goes up the palm and has thumb-gusset, and one that is only a tube (I test-knitted the latter version).
A couple of weekends ago Dr. D and I were at one of his friend's place for dinner. She saw my Silk Garden Kolenyas and asked me whether I could knit something of the kind for her....and for once, I said yes to knitting for other people. :-) She said she wanted something elegant, so the pattern I test-knitted seemed to be perfect.
I sure hope Dr. D's friend is going to like it. In return, she's painting me a picture. ;-)
I haven't been knitting on this for a week...but well, Dr. D and I are going to be seeing his friend this Thursday, so I sucked it up and finished the thing within a day. ;-)
I'm really happy with the result...although I had to fudge the thumb gusset a bit (you wouldn't notice if you're not a knitter).
And I know, my hands are just too nobbly for this kind of modelling. :-p