Friday, February 11, 2011

the prettiest mittens ever

No really, they are. I think they are prettiest thing I've ever knit. JoAnn says they are the prettiest mittens she's ever seen. So I'll take her word for it.



I do love them, they have cables and lace and teeny tiny stitches. But... right now, as I'm typing this it's -27C outside and these mittens have lots of holes all over. Pretty in lace, not really smart in the winter.


I've blogged about these mittens before so I won't go over those details (like what the pattern is and yarn, etc...). I did want to say how much I enjoyed knitting the first mitten. How challenging it was to keep track of lace repeats and the cable twist and the increases for the thumb gusset. I wanted to wax on about this all came together perfectly while knitting the first mitten. A real pleasure.

Then, I started the second mitten. I don't really know what happened but all my good knitting mojo flew the coop and I had problem after problem. It took me a month to finish these. A month!

I was listening to a Knitmore Girls Podcast  one evening in bed and knitting this cursed 2nd mitten when realized I was having one. A big one. A giant, big, "when knitting attacks" and I laughed out loud causing B to look at me funny (he was in bed too reading Stephen King, how he falls asleep after reading that stuff I'll never know). I started to write down all the mistakes I made on the back of the pattern.


Yup. It happens to everyone. Still, I'd knit them again, they are really pretty mittens.

4 comments:

  1. These ARE very pretty! I was going to ask about the holes and how they'd hold up to the weather. They seem perfect as mittens for the fall before transitioning into the REALLY cold weather. :)

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  2. They're so cool and love the fine details done in that yarn. You are funny and too cute, Jill.
    Yes, how does your hub fall asleep after reading Stephen King?

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  3. You're right, they ARE the prettiest mittens!!

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  4. I have to agree...they are the prettiest mittens!

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