Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Clothes Out of Loops of String

Just when you thought Gentle Reader had reached the apex of knitting creativity with yoga socks she designed and executed all by herself, she just pushes the ceiling a little higher. It is my pleasure and my privilege to share with you The Fingerless Mittens.


You can tell you're under the weather when your first thought upon receiving an amazing gift from a crafty friend is, "Now I'm behind TWO thank you craft projects instead of one." Geez. I need to turn that frown upside down because these knitted fingerless mittens, a.k.a. gauntlets, are super fantastico!
Not that I'm complaining about the yoga socks, because I'm totally not, but I LOVE the colors in these Fingerless Mittens. And it's so perfect from Gentle Reader since I'm pretty sure our collective wardrobe from eighth grade was exclusively this color palette. It is also the color palette I plan to use for the background of the now doubled in planned size thank you cubiquilt that I'm working on for, well, shh, it's supposed to be a surprise.
I wonder how Gentle Reader is coming along on those apple sweaters. Edited to add: Vegan Lunchbox has free knitting patterns for apples sweaters, via Craftzine.
Fingerless mitten attack!

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3 comments:

Thalia said...

Oh, you are awesome. :) No guilt, no guilt. Besides, I made the thumbs too big! If the mitts are too big, you can try to gently felt them (agitation + hot water = felt and shrinkage) for a brief while. If you do, they'll be smaller, and warmer, and a bit more water-resistant. Just an option, in case you are thinking, "Damn! Those are big thumb sweaters!"

I know, the colorway is just fabulous. I got the yarn from a woman on etsy (her store is LaughingRat), and she hand-dyes her stuff. Love.

Next time - flaming red with purple flames. Eh? EH???

Thalia said...

"And it's so perfect from Gentle Reader since I'm pretty sure our collective wardrobe from eighth grade was exclusively this color palette."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! - yes. :)

heidi said...

what a lovely present:)

and a little felting will probably shrink them into your size, and making them wonderfully warm at the same time:)