The Fingerless Glove Fanatics group on Ravelry is so addictive!
I am a Fingerless Mittens collector myself, I just love them… I have almost any colours, both knitted and crocheted, and I must admit that I love buying them at Accessorize, eheh
However, they’re also very fun to make and definitely a quick project. The only negative aspect, if you ask me, is that you need to make two, which in my case seems to negatively impact the “yay, a new project!!!” excitement as soon as I finish the first one.
Being a memeber of a Knit Along group definitely helps getting projects completed though, which is nice!
In April I have decided to cast on the Seeta Fingerless Gloves (pattern from Ravelry) and they turned out great. I am so happy with the result and I can’t wait for the cold season to come back so that I can wear them (not that it actually ever went away… today it is raining dogs and cats and wearing a scarf wouldn’t be inappropriate).
Here is the usual Ravelry button, click on it to be redirected to the original pattern 🙂
And here are my lovelies. I have taken the pics before having completed the thumbs, which is my personal pet peeve when it comes to knitting gloves, if you ask me. Anyway, they’re finished, blocked and looking beautiful in my drawer now.
The pattern required some modifications though, cause IMHO the sizing is totally off. If you cast on the indicated 30 stitches, and have a correct gauge, you end up with a wrist circumference of 12 cm/4.7 inches, which doesn’t seem to fit any adult female wrist, or at least didn’t fit mine!
I hope you all had a nice and relaxing week and that the upcoming weekend will be even better! I’m actually leaving for Austria tomorrow, I’ll have the last exam for my PhD on Monday and I’m looking very forward to it. Once I’m done with that I will JUST have to finish my final paper and I’ll finally get my PhD title… yay! In February I’ll be already lecturing on eco-tourism and I still have to prepare everything… busy, busy me!
Anyway, there is nothing better that knitting or crocheting when you need to unravel your thoughts, dont’t you think? I think that having such a hobby really helped me keeping my sanity in these last three years of crazy studying. lol
Since my brain is a bit fried at the moment I needed a pattern that would allow me to have to think as little as possible.
I joined a group on Ravelry called Fingerless Gloves fanatics 🙂 They’re having a Mitts KAL/CAL every month and I have decided to jump in!
So well, here is this week’s pattern of the week 🙂
recipe of the month :: align mitts
by Courtney Spainhower
I am really happy to be able to show you a work in progress for once! So here is my first mitten almost done. I really wanted to use a self striping yarn, but the one I had in my stash wasn’t really striping, since the stitches are too few 😦 so well, I made my own with scraps left from other projects!
I really like how it looks so far, it reminds me of Rainbow Brite eheh
Once I’m done with these mitts I really hope that the Ends Fairy will weave those 1928374658 ends in for me while I’m asleep 😉
Time for another pattern of the week 🙂
I hope that spring is treating you well there where you live… here in Austria it actually looks like we’ve just skipped summer and jumped into autumn. It’s been raining for some 10 days in a row now and it’s pretty cold, to the extent that I had to resume my scarves and I wouldn’t have minded having some mittens with me in at least a couple of occasions 😦 brrrr!
It’s a bit hard to think of spring like knitting patterns at the moment, but I still hope that you will enjoy this one! I picked a pair of mittens with a slightly lacey patter, for those chilly spring mornings 🙂
Gia fingerless gloves
They look super cool in solide colours… the design reminds me of little flames. But the look beautiful in variegated yarn as well!
Check them out!
Just a quick update to show my progress on the Cafè au Lait Mitts I am making for my mum… I am loving the end result, such a cute and easy pattern!
It’s getting cold here and Christmas is approaching, so what could be better than knitting mittens???
I have knitted a pair of Fetching Mitten for my mum last year, but she lost them while moving houses and have been complaining ever since, so I decided to make her another pair, this time in a more challenging pattern. Here is the one I picked… enjoy!
Cafe au Lait Mitts
by Paula MacKeever
I bought some self striping wool in the store down the road. They unlukily don’t have a big selection and their prices are on the edge of illegality, but this one looked quite nice and affordable. Being sock yars it’s a bit “stiffy”, but it’s 100% wool so at least it should be warm.
I have been busy with work lately, so not much time for knitting at usual, but they seem to work up pretty fast!
I went yarn shopping the other day 🙂
I was feeling a bit down cause of the terrible weather (it’s been snowing and/or raining since early Nov. now… sigh) and I needed to cheer myself up with some sparkly colours.
I took a chance to buy some skeins for whitedomino @ Ravelry.com for the 10$ swap, but I had to get me this super soft merino/acrylic wool yarns too!!
which I have used to knit myself a hat (yes, AGAIN!). My mum said the hat seems to be too small once more. After the big Puff Hat failure (more about that in a following post), I must say I’m pretty disappointed. I try to follow the pattern and also keep track of the gauge, so I don’t really know what’s wrong.
Pattern: The Darling Diva’s Snow Day Hat @ Ravelry.com
Do you think it looks too small?
I used the same yarn to crochet a pair of fingerless mittes and I totally adore them!! These are super soft and warm, and finally I managed to make something the way it was supposed to be 🙂 eheh
Pattern: Lacy Fingerless Gloves by Christie Pruitt @ Ravelry