FO: Madonna Mitts

Last Christmas I went with my family to visit relatives in New York state and other places.  Last stop on the way home was my aunt and uncle's apartment in the Bronx.  One day we went into the city to spend the day wandering around.  But you know about all that already.  While I was at Knitty City I picked up a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi in the Hermosa colorway.

Fast forward to this year.  It gets chilly for just a moment and I get the overwhelming urge to knit a pair of mitts.  That was two weeks ago.  I've had the Sleekit Mitts pattern (Ravelry link only, sorry) in my queue for quite a while.  Knit in sock yarn, these simple mitts seemed perfect for my sad little skein of purple yarn.  Though I have to say, the yarn surprised me.  It is a lot less purple and a lot more stripy than it looked in the skein or wound into a ball.

(I'm pretty sure the neighbors think I'm crazy when I go onto the porch to take pictures of my handknits.  It's hard when you have to be your own photographer).

I think this might be my new go-to pattern for mitts.  They fit perfectly.  About four inches past my wrist, they also come about half an inch past the base of my fingers.  I knit them on US 1s, which is the size recommended in the pattern, but because I knit tightly they're a little tighter than most people want their mitts.  I like them this way because I have small wrists, so the gloves really fit to the shape of my hands. Plus, the stretchiness of the ribbing at the fingers is really nice (something I just noticed as I sit  here typing).

My only complaint would be the pooling from the thumb increases, but that is more of an aesthetic issue with the yarn, not the pattern.

I finished one of these in my professor's office.  When I tried it on he and another professor decided that they are very Madonna.  I'm not sure I see it, but I'll take that as a compliment.

Oh! And look! It's Friday!

1 comment:

  1. OOO,love these (purple is one of my favorite colors) and love your nail polish! I've been wanting to crochet some fingerless gloves! I'm waiting for it to get cold here, as it's still 80 degrees!