another PR knitting moment. (Knitting for a client, again)

The image rises on the stately visage of the Fabulous Tim Gunn:

Attention Designers,

Your challenge is to knit, for your client, a pair of men's mittens with a sporty stripe and a matching cowl with the provided two yarns of disparate thickness. You have one night to do so... Make it work.

The yarn is a local (Canby, OR) border leicester. (SuDan Farms). I had a sport weight (the grey, knit double) and a worsted (yellow). They were loaded with lanolin and a delight to knit with, and yes...basically done in one night while watching Project runway Season 4 (The entire f@cking night... finished at 6:15 in the morning)...

I did the prototype mitten, the two stripeys, and the cowl (although I had to use some of my own yarn on the cowl...fortunately a pretty close match).

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Craig's picture

You make an attractive model

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

jessemkahn's picture

yes he does!!

Kerry's picture

I'll third that!

Bill's picture

I suspect they're great...but,'re pictures are simply too small!
...please take pity on us old duffers...and post bigger pics!

Tom Hart's picture

Bill, I honestly had the same gripe until I discovered that if I press the command key and the + key, everything on the screen gets bigger (and conversely if you press command and the - key everything gets smaller). I have a Mac (Macbook) and I can't remember what you have but if it's a PC I'm sure there must be something analogous you can do to enlarge what's on the screen. See you Monday, Tom

Bill's picture

Thanks, Tom,
That worked!
...although they stil weren't all that big...

Crafty Andy's picture

albert's picture

That's a really appealing ensemble!

scottly's picture

Oh, so cool! Please publish a pattern for the set, I need to make these.

bobshome's picture

There're terrific! I don't know how sporty they look if worn together? Sort of like a hockey player wearing a sweater set but I would wear them anytime. Nice work. All night huh?

murfpapa's picture

Great set of gloves, handsome model and learned how to enlarge the screen with just a few keystrokes! () (I'm a PC). Great learning experience. Been looking for a simple but good looking glove pattern and this could be it. I agree with Scottly, got a pattern? I'll keep looking in my Christmas stocking for it...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Well, the computer I'm using wouldn't enlarge the photos but I enjoyed them anyhow. Great looking set and I hope the client was pleased. Such a goodlooking model deserves all the praise he gets, especially when showing such fine knitting. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.