Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Quick, cozy and purple.

Every time I looked at Pam's gorgeous fall photo (which was often), I found myself wanting, nay needing some fingerless mitts, and fast. Faster than I was realistically going to finish that second Endpaper. (Yeah, remember that?)


This pair is actually for The Lady, as they're more her color than mine, and I'll whip up another pair for myself soon.

The Dirt:
Pattern:
Hand/Wrist Warmers, by Joelle Hoverson in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. (Also excerpted online here.
Yarn: Cascade 220, not sure which color, at most 1/2 a skein.
Needles: US 6
Mods: 8 rows seemed too small for the thumb slit, so I did 12 instead. When I make these again, I think I'll try 10 rows, as these are tad large.

Katie loves them, and knitting them was a snap. Highly recommended for all sorts of outdoor fall activities. Like teaching your middle-aged dog new tricks.

High five. No... well, yes, that's the peanut butter. High five. High five!!

ps. Thanks for the input re: knitting in class. I think y'all are right -- I should either ask or just not knit. I've only done it twice so far and frankly I'm not even sure she's noticed, but I'm still thinking I'll go with the latter. Couldn't hurt to take more copious notes anyway.

17 comments:

Ashley said...

You know what else is cool? It's easy as pie to pick up stitches from around the thumbhole and make a thumb. I did that on mine and I think it improves the wearing experience by like a thousand percent. But this is my favorite quick fingerless mitt pattern--I've made a ton of them for me and for gifts. Love love love.

Alice said...

Oooh gorgeous color! Perfect for Fall :)

I loved that photo on Pam's blog too--it got me so excited that Summer is finally over :)

Specs said...

I have that book, but have never made that pattern because I have a pattern I've been using for years and it work just fine, thankyouverymuch.

But those look really elegant and not as puffy as I thought they would. I may have to give them a try.

tiennie said...

Those are great. I'm liking this color more and more and I was never a purple person. Lovely!

nova said...

I forgot this pattern....hmm, must knit easy mitts... endpapers in an expeditious manner unlikely for this knitter as well...

Stacey said...

I love those - like I was telling Pam - you can never have enough fingerless mitts!!!!

:) peanut butter - my dogs FAVORITE!!!

Macoco said...

Great wrist warmers! I definitely need some to wear in my office.

Desiknitter said...

Lovely mitts! Lovely colour. I have been desiring, needing some after seeing all these mitt pictures...

Kristy said...

Beautiful job. I love this color! And that's a cute photo shoot, too :)

keri said...

What a gorgeous eye-catching color! Great job!

Courtney said...

Ooohh I also love this color and the mitts are great. I made one pair for a friend in Joseph and still need to make some more for myself.
If Maya is middle aged, Tempest and Bogey are like...Yoda aged!

barefoot rooster said...

Hi there -- seems we had exactly the same idea over at the KAL. Hooray! Love the dog tricks. Glad I found your blog. Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

What a stunning, stunning color. Great job!

pamela wynne said...

These look SO good. Happy I could inspire such beauty. :)
And I *always* love puppy photos.

Dana said...

Those look great! I think I need to knit a pair!

Carson said...

Hey,
Nice mitts..and v. cute "dog training in action" shots :)
That's so interesting about Isaac Newton! (your comment) I did not know that. She could be 'Newt' for short. Alas Ashley got in first with a brilliant suggestion, and now our new girl is already answering to it! But Newt could be one of her many middle names ;)

Christy said...

I really need some fingerless mitts in our 1927 era house these days. These are cute ones, and I just checked out that book from the library....may need to add that thumb idea from Ashley to mine