26 September 2011
well. I suppose I could insert here a "sorry for the long absence" paragraph for any regular readers out there and regale you with stories of our busy month, but I think you all know how those go. Nothing too extraordinary, just a regular old (houseguest-, hurricane-, headcold- camping-, wedding-, birthday-, start-of-school-filled) busy month. Regaling is a grand concept to apply to a blog, and anyhow I think long gaps are pretty much the norm around here. So I'll just get on with it, OK?
These were part of my end-of-summer project to knit mittens for both boys. I made a pair for Elliott last year using the method in Morehouse Farm Merino Knits. I never remembered to blog about them specifically but you can see a process shot at the end of this post. At any rate between that experience and some adult mitts made in the meantime, I felt confident enough to wing these without a pattern--and they fit! I went with colorful variegated yarn (some of Berroco's Jasper I got on closeout) rather than stripes which made the process even faster than last year's.
I really enjoy this kind of knitting on dpns--mitts and mittens might just become my knitting "thing." I know what you're thinking--why doesn't she try socks? Same technique and no thumb to trouble with. But I tell you what, if I put time and effort into knitting something, there is no way it is going onto someone's FOOT to be shoved into a stinky shoe. No way. Probabaly famous last words, but there you have it.
Getting an action photo of the mittens was an adventure. There was the headshot-with-background mittens (above), the mittens-with-knees shot:
the "spot the mittens through the legs" shot:
the "invisible hands pushing baby" shot:
the "rearrange the mittens mama just laid out" shot:
and finally the gangsta hands shot:
Consider yourself regaled. By mittens.
Happy end-of-summer from here; hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather wherever you are!