Tuesday 25 February 2014

Winter is coming!


In the not altogether distant future...

Really it is...

Even if it was 30 degrees celsius today.
Colour is a bit off - truer in the other shots
I figured I'd best start my knitting early this year in preparation for the frosty months. See the problem with waiting 'til it's cold is that by then it's simply too late. Especially if you're not an altogether quick knitter. My first sweater knit last year was ready for about 2 weeks of cold weather before Spring set in. Ummm..... yep.

So this year I decided to start with a few small projects in these warm summer months. No big mass of adult human-sized sweater resting in the lap on a sweltering day.

My fingers did need "nimbling". My last knitting was back in November. And I have a condition that means keeping my hands working is really important if I want to be a little more pain free. So I limbered up my digits and got my first ever pair of fingerless mittens!

Secret? Never really understood the point of fingerless mittens. Aren't my fingers going to be cold? I like the look though, so when it gets cold I'll let you know how my fingers feel.

These babies were finished weeks ago, but life got in the way (in the form of man flu) and I couldn't nab a photographer until today.

Project deets

Pattern: Andi Satterlund's free Adorable Fingerless Mittens (Ravelry link)

Yarn: Quince & Co. Chickadee in Storm (thought it was going to be a more "petrol" blue, but is far more dirty grey)

Time to complete: Couple of days knitting here and there, very quick knit.

Up next? A few fantastic hats. I love hats...


  1. Very pretty indeed! I love fingerless gloves, perfect for smartphone use! The lace pattern is lovely.

  2. Your mitts are so pretty! I was on a mitt kick a couple years ago, after years of having the same opinion about them as you. And I admit their usefulness is limited. But for those few short weeks when they're appropriate (at least in our climate) they're a pretty nice thing to have.

  3. These are just so lovely. Love that dress as well.

  4. I do love me a bit of lace. And yes for the smartphone use, but I still think my little fingers are generally going to want some coverage on chilly mornings :)

  5. Thanks Gail. I must admit it never gets as cold here as where you are, but I still think they will have limited use. It was a nice exercise!

  6. Ah yes, don't the mitts go so wonderfully with my summer muumuu (AKA trapeze dress)? I love that I can wear that dress to work... and I did!

  7. Pretty! I love the look of fingerless mitts, even if they are a bit... well, silly in terms of keeping the extremities warm! I meant to tackle mitts with individual fingers half way up the knuckles this year, but haven't got round to it... maybe next winter :-)


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