Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Welcome Back!

The Ambrosia version of my Top Down Fingerless Mitts have returned from their star turn. Ambrosia mitts finished
This is the pattern that was accepted for inclusion in the new Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders book edited by Judith Durant and published by Storey Publishing.
This picture is the one I took when I finished them. I stuck them on champagne flutes. HA! I found that taking a picture of your own hand is about as hard as taking a picture of your own feet. I'll try to get Hubby to take a better picture tonight. I have to imagine the picture in the book is going to be considerably better!
Submission requirements were for a completed item and the full pattern. So after they were accepted months ago, my mitts got to hang out in Massachusetts for their photo shoot. Now that they are back, I have to image the arrival of the book is imminent. It is supposed to have a mid-October publication date. So I'll be checking the mail with eager anticipation for the next few weeks waiting for my copy.
Don't worry, I'm sure Cynthia is going to carry it at Knitting Central, (if only because we've carried the other titles in the series)(giggle). I also believe I've heard tell that a former staff member has a vest in the book as well (she is only "former" staff because she was a recent college graduate and moved on to a design job in NYC. She stopped in the other day, I think I saw her restocking.)
It's cool to have them back. They feel thicker than I remember, but the yarn is just as yummy. They also have more spring to them than the prototype Taj Mahal pair, which are all broken in now from regular office use.
I probably shouldn't admit this, but I was looking at the
right hand one and thought "Huh, I don't remember that much ribbing at the base of the palm." So I looked at the left one and the original pair. Yeah, I left off the last cable cross. There are supposed to be five crosses, not four. Oops. Don't worry, I'm sure the pattern is correct. I did all five on the other three mitts!

1 comment:

  1. Ann! You are a star! Congratulations on your pattern being submitted. Those mitts are great. :)