Friday, November 11, 2005

43 days till Christmas?!

Yessiree, it's almost Christmas. You can go here to see exactly how long you have! I don't usually knit gifts for everyone on the list, so my Christmas panicking has little to do with knitting. I have to mail stuff across the ocean this year, which means it all has to be arranged soon.

These mitts will be for Arthur, and since he might need them soon, and mainly since he's watched me knit them, they will not be a Christmas present! The mathematicians among you (moth-watching, knitting mathematician, anyone?) will notice that the stripes go 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and off the end. This is the Fibonacci sequence, which just means you add the previous two numbers together to get the next number. And the clever ones will also notice that the stripes are reversed, which is just for fun and has no mathematical significance... They are for an 8-year-old guy with kind of big hands, but the pattern/wool situation here means they are made with the number of stitches for the size 2 in my book. Rowan Magpie on 4 mm needles instead of Canadiana on ... I don't even know what...

I just bought this book by Rachel Matthews, of Cast-Off fame. Must find just the right yarn to make a red cabbage, I think. I was looking for a Faroese shawl pattern, but got distracted....

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for pegging my map! I might not have found you otherwise (blogland has gotten SO big.) I was immediately charmed by your opposite-striped mittens. Love them!

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