Apr 4, 2007

I Need Another Project Like a Hole in my Mitten

thumby mitts 1Apparently I like word play. :D

Thelonious needs a mate, there are booties needing knitting (one actually OTN), that sweater for my LYS owner is looking lonely in a corner, my grey raglan is in a bag waiting my return, the Martha socks are still in my purse, as is the second foot thong. I really don't need another WIP, not even a small, simple, quick one.

I couldn't help myself though. Today was boredom and stress and I just...wanted something easy to pass the time. Plus these are so freakin cute! Who can pass them up?? The pattern is really simple, though the language is a bit befuddling. There are also no other sizes offered. My plan is to make a second, slight larger pair for Kyran, we'll see how that goes. If it turns out well, I plan on embroidering "Suck This" onto the mittens, a la Knucks from Knitty. As always, click a pic to see a larger version.

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Pattern: Thumbhole Mittens from Fiber Fiend
Yarn: leftover Schoeller + Stahl Fortissima Socka in black
Needles: Bryspun 2.5US/3.00mm set of 5 DPN
Notes: This pattern is a bit confusing, even though it is a really simple pattern. The cast-on after the thumbhole sounds a lot like the cabled increase from Baudelaire. Instead I picked up one stitch, cast one on, and picked up another. I used the Backward Loop CO, as it's just a quick fix. I did kind of flub the pattern a bit, she has you putting the decreases so that the thumbhole is on the side (isn't that where your thumb is?) but I didn't understand it, so my thumbholes ended up on the front. Nolan doesn't seem to mind, babies tend to keep their fists curled, placing their thumbs towards the front of their hands anyway. There are also no other sizes, just the 6-9 mos size. After I do the pair for Ky I will post what I did here.

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