The sparkle mitts are finished and gone to Canada with SIL’s mom. I passed them off as soon as they came off the needles and were photographed. It feels good to give my knitting to someone who admires it and appreciates it. Don’t you love finding someone who is awed by your knit projects and feels honored to receive one as a gift? It makes me feel like this thing I do is valuable to others—even only one or two!! And let’s face it; I would knit even if no other person in the world valued my efforts.Then there is Peapod for the new baby. Berry Tart Hat has been sent off to Chicago and Peapod will follow today. The green hat, with its little green leaf hanging from the top, is on the needles and will follow next week. I will write up the pattern very soon for anyone who is interested.
Another pattern I will be writing is for my Skinny Mittens. I asked myself why I don’t wear mittens and the answer was that they are always so chunky and big that my hands feel swallowed up in them. What I need, I decided, is skinny mittens that fit my hands the way fingerless mitts fit. So I set about modifying a standard mitten pattern to be tapered and pared down so they fit my hand smoothly and with minimum extra fabric around my hand. As I knit and try on I think my plan is working. Time will tell! Btw using KnitPicks Chroma in two colors and knitting a four row stripe.
Max is talking.
Macy is listening.
Life is good.