Three finished projects, that is. And it is just what I needed – I’m feeling recharged and ready to go!
I started off making some mitts for my One Skein Pal. I was planning to make the gloves with the cabled cuff from the One Skein book but decided that gloves need to fit pretty well and I better not make them for someone who’s hands I no nothing about. So, I decided to turn them into mittens, which are much more forgiving in fit.
I used Araucania Nature Wool in dark blue tones. After finishing, I decided that I’m still a bit uncomfortable with the fit. If her hands are any longer than mine, they’ll be too small. So these will likely end up as a Christmas gift for someone.
The same day I decided that the new issue of Knitty came out with some cool fingerless gloves. Perfect!! It doesn’t matter how long her fingers are. So I went out and got some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and made these:
I will be sending these to my Pal. However, I need to think of something else to include as these seem kind of small. I have the rest of the month to figure it out. By the way, she didn’t specify that she likes blue, I guess I was just drawn to it.
I decided to put a little crochet trim on them to spice them up a bit. I think it looks pretty darn cute. I also decided against the very sweet Peter Rabbit buttons – I just didn’t think they fit with the look of the bibs. Instead, I dove into my huge assortment of vintage buttons and found the perfect little pink numbers.
And don’t worry, I’ll find a good use for the Peter Rabbit ones.