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