Thursday, February 9, 2012

Knit Mitts

Last Saturday I woke up with an unexpected yearning to go yarn shop hopping. I guess my resolve not to buy more yarn until I made a substantial dent in my stash had run its course and it was time to resume shopping.

On weekends I move slowly, so there was only time to visit two of my local yarn shops. One of my purchases was a skein of gorgeous cotton variegated yarn called Pima Fresca from the Queensland Collection. I love the teal blue with the shades of brown, but I have to admit it looks better wound in a ball than it does knit up. I was hoping it would stripe nicely, but it was not to be.

The mitt pattern is an improvisation that only took a few hours to knit on size 9 needles. They are a bit loose and uneven, but the cotton feels warm and comforting, especially on my achy wrists. I didn't realize how chilly my hands get in my apartment at night until I put these babies on.

Speaking of babies, some day I will knit a pair for these little hands.


Niesz Vintage Home said...

Love your fingerless mitts! The colors are so pretty. I really like the random variations. :-)


Suz said...

sigh...such cute little mitts

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I think they look very pretty Stacy! My hands have been cold too and I have been thinking of knitting a pair for me to wear. After seeing how nice yours look, it will have to move them to the top of my list!

Theresa said...

Sweet little hands:) Love the mitts! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!


What a beautiful owl! Cool story.
Fun "hand warmers"!!! Sweet little hand of your neice!
Happy Knitting.

justjenn said...

I need to make a pair for my good friend and neighbor next week. Thank you for the inspiration.

Pumpkin said...

You are not alone in your need for a yarn hop. I'm planning a mini one for tomorrow because I'm starved for yarn. Your fingerless mitts look wonderful, they should be just the thing for the remaining chilly months.