Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just in Time for Warm Weather!

Ta Da! Here's my newest FO! Fingerless mitts! I've been wanting to make some for a while and have looked at a lot of patterns but it wasn't until I was inspired last week by Cally at our knit group that I finally decided on a pattern. Her mitts were soooo cute that I had to make some. The pattern was from Ravelry but they turned out really huge for Cally and she reduced the needle size and amount of stitches to make them perfect. I came home, pulled a ball of Wool Ease from my stash and got to work. What fun! I completed them over the weekend, I learned how to make a thumb gusset (it's my first pair of mittens), and they fit perfectly. Thanks, Cally, for the inspiration and for making the pattern work. :-) I've made a lot of hats for hubby out of Wool Ease and they wear, wash, and dry (in the drier) really well. I figured it would be the perfect yarn for this project.

Oh...and, the weather was finally cooling...perfect timing for my fingerless mitts..."was" is the important word here...later this week it's suppose to be in the 90's again! Well, at least I'll be ready when the weather flips back to Fall again. lol


Anonymous said...

Absolutely love them!!!

Sel and Poivre said...

They are great! I love how far up the arm the wide ribbing goes. There's nothing so satisfying as a quick and successful knit!

Brenda said...

Those are beautiful!!!!!!