Instant gratification

This week my knitting has been all about instant gratification, which means I have two new finished projects to show.

I hid a pair of fingerless gloves  in Steven’s suitcase as an extra birthday present since he wasn’t at home for his birthday. These are another pair of Koigu Wristers, knitted in left over Cygnet Truly Wool Rich 4-ply.

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Every time I knit this pattern, I modify it slightly but it is a good basic pattern. I just need to remember next time that they don’t magically knit themselves and while they are a quick knit, they are not instantaneous. This means that if I want to knit them as a gift, casting on more than 2 days before the deadline would be a good idea, particularly if the person they’re being knitted for lives with me!

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I also knitted another version of my cafetière cosy since we broke the cafetière that the first one was knitted for and bought a different-sized replacement. 

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The more I look at the photos, the less satisfied I am with this though. I think I want to re-knit it so that it covers the section above the handle and doesn’t come down quite as far at the bottom.

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I have written up the pattern for the first version (shown below) so I might just go ahead and publish that. I was waiting until I had written up this version but since it’s going to be a completely different shape, I think it’s probably better to publish them separately.

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Speaking of publishing, there has been one other instant gratification project designed and knitted over the last couple of weeks but I’ve decided that I’m going to brave my fear of rejection and submit it for publishing. Unfortunately, that means I’m not allowed to say anything more about it but you should be hearing more one way or the other by the end of the year!

3 thoughts on “Instant gratification

    1. In that case, I’ll definitely write it up. Pattern writing is currently on hold until after my exams in two weeks’ time though; I caught myself using knitting and designing and pattern-writing as reasons not to study. 😉 Hopefully, I’ll be feeling just as creative afterwards!

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