Thursday, December 30, 2010


Well, I said I wanted a pair for myself so I went ahead and made some. Screw it. I wanted.

These are made of 100% baby alpaca. The Andean trekker’s spawn, if you will. They’re so warm and soft it’s quite lovely. I went with a really pretty indigo blue color that doesn’t quite translate well on my shitty Fuji camera. The weight is very similar to worsted, but there’s a halo on it that adds some extra puff. I probably should have made these a stitch or two smaller than I did, but it’s not bad. Just roomy.

I opted not to make thumbs on this one. Just the holes. I did this because I didn’t want to take them off; I wanted to be able to just slip my thumb out and slide the gauntlet up my arm if I needed to do something like eat or pee. Laziness, but it works for me.

Anyway I pulled this pattern right out of my bottom. And because it’s a bit more complicated than stockinette stitch, I had to keep notes for the first time ever, so that I could make the right hand match the left hand. I’m not used to keeping notes. It felt weird.

So I wrote a pattern. My first ever, mostly because I hate patterns. But I see how they can come in handy now. I won’t post it here, because no one here really cares and I know it. And that’s okay. I’ve been thinking about that lately, and I have decided to start an actual knitting blog. That way I won’t bore you foodies, and I might tap into some kind of knitting underworld that I don’t yet know of. I know I like getting inspiration from other people’s creations, so why not give something back.

So far I’ve set up the bones of the blog but I haven’t posted my first pattern yet. I think my first will be these gauntlets because they are rad. I have been wearing them nearly nonstop for two days now. My next bit of selfish knitting will be a shorter pair that I can wear while knitting or hanging out at home. For some reason, full gauntlets feel too dressy when I’m braless in a pair of sweats.

If you want to follow me there, please do. I’ll be at knitpickyknits but I’ll still post here, mostly because I can’t abandon Brittany. She totally sucks at blogging.


  1. "Sucks" is generous.

    I thought my crocheted scrotum cosies would be a huge hit on etsy, but nobody wants them. Tell the Internet to stop being mean to me.

  2. You should sell the pattern on your etsy page, silly!

    Love you guys.

  3. Who wouldn't want a nice warm sack sack? That makes no sense. Etsy can suck it.

    I don't think I'm ready to sell patterns quite yet. So far I've only written two and I'm not sure how fool proof they are. I would feel bad taking money only to find out they're actually instructions for a nuclear device or something. Maybe someday when I grow more balls.

  4. Oh, you can also make sleep sacks for babies. They're like a sleeping bag with holes at the top for the arms and head, usually zip up the front but I've seen (and been meaning to copy) ones with overalls-type straps. I've never seen a crocheted or knitted one, but that would be so damn cozy I think I'd die.

  5. I actually already made one. It's like a sleeping bag though, no fancy zips or straps. This one has little owls stitched along the top. Pretty sweet.

  6. Oh hi. Just visited your new, way better blog. Yeah. I suck. I'll find a way back to butterface. I swear. I just refuse to foodblog and snarky celeb commentary gets fucking boring. Especially when you have no idea whats going on because you're too busy working and sleeping and reading books, actual BOOKS.

  7. No, not books!

    Don't refuse the food. Blog the food. You were good at it.

  8. Scrotum cozy... Love it! Lol! (Really did 'laugh out loud')