Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mittens To Match

My project for December is mittens. They're being made to match the Sugar On Snow hat that I knit last month. I love the pattern I'm using, and am planning to file it away for many more future mittens - it's a great classic pattern that could be embellished in so many ways. And it's free! You can find it here. One mitten is already finished and blocked, and the other is knit to the point where you increase for the thumb.

Now, a confession. I feel a little like I'm cheating by submitting this as my project for December. Here's why: while I've never knit mittens before, I've done all the techniques involved with knitting them - knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, ribbing.............there's not much to it. Considering that this is called "The Do Something New KAL", I feel like I should be challenging myself a little more. BUT, this is the month of December, which for obvious reasons, is a very hectic month. So I'm cutting myself a little slack. =) But I feel better since getting that off my chest. For January I'm thinking about doing Fair Isle to make up for this months laziness. You'd appreciate that if you knew how much fear the thought of Fair Isle instills in me. I don't know why that is, but it always has. Which probably has a lot to do with why I've never done it before.


Samantha said...

I did mitten too! I think they count a first is a first:) Looks good too.

Hobbygåsa said...

Great mittens! And thank's for link to the pattern. They look very nice so I think I will try this pattern too.

Kristina B said...

I think that counts as something new as well... :-) Why not? Maybe they were just easy to knit because you're very skilled.

Good luck with the Fair Isle in January! :-)