Time for Knitting

March 8, 2016

I have been busy lately, but not working on writing projects. That’s okay, sewing and knitting projects are important too, especially paying orders.

I am also working on designing knitted mitts. I love mitts, and I have a few designs with features that I like, so now I am working on coming up with a pattern that incorporates these favorite features:

  • I like a shaped thumb. This allows for some length to be added. Hey, my thumbs need to be warm too!
  • I like a little fancy to them, so I am designing a space to insert lace or cabling.
  • I like a snug cuff.
  • I like the hand part to cover my knuckles.
  • I like the hand part to be smooth with the texture on the back.

When I’m done, I should have a pattern that I can adapt for different purposes and seasons, and even leave plain when the yarn is special and needs to shine on its own.

I have some yarns that I’m looking forward to making into mitts:

  • Self-striping wool in brown, beige and strawberry pink—just like an ice-cream cone.
  • Cotton blend in pastel colors.
  • Wool and silk that is as soft as a cloud
  • Variegated pink
  • Speckles

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These will be going into my Etsy store soon–Misty heather, extra long and very warm; Denim Dream, cashmere and silk, so soft; Spring Blossom, carefree cotton. Which is your favorite?

I had a busy week, and totally forgot to post this last Tuesday. I put it off because I wanted to include some pictures. I got my phone out this morning and grabbed some pics. I also took a picture of my latest completed project. I started this sweater last summer, now it is finished just in time for hot weather. Oh well, it will still be here in the fall, and there may be a few cool days to come.

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I’d like to hear what you look for in a pair of mitts. I might even use your ideas some day!

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2 thoughts on “Time for Knitting

  1. Cindy, your sweater is beautiful. I can’t imagine the time and patience it took. I like your ideas on the mitts too. They look so cozy and warm. Your descriptions make the choices difficult. Good job!

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