You knew I would, didn’t you?
I started one of the very pretty Vinternatt Mittens that I purchased as a kit from Nordic Fiber Arts. If you are in the market for Scandinavian mittens, you need to check out their mitten offerings. They’ve got lots to choose from. (Did you hear that, Snow? Click on the link. Do it . . . do it . . . you know you want to . . . )
The pattern is great — very detailed and clear. And they provide mirror-image charts for the left and right mitten, which pleases me immensely. Less work on my part to have to reverse the mitten in my head, doncha know.
This is a provisional cast-on at the bottom edge. The mitten has a picot edging. After you complete the hand, you pick up the stitches at the bottom edge and knit a facing. Nice, eh?
The back of the hand:
Because these babies are knitted at a gauge of 6st/inch, they go quickly. I think I need another mitten kit in the finer Finullgarn wool. Hmmmmmm . . .
Oh, who am I kidding? I ordered the Frostrosen Mitten Kit today.
By the Way . . .
I got my yarn for Torino from Bea Ellis the other day. Whee!
And While I’m in “Full Disclosure” Mode . . .
You might have noticed that L-B alluded to a Mermaid-in-Progress in the comments. Why, yes, I did start another project.
I would like to pause here and point out that I know how inconsistent I am being. After all my bleating about being a one-at-a-time knitter and all. Watch while I rationalize:
See, I have the kit for Mermaid (colorway number 2), a recent gift from a friend in Scandinavia. L-B also has a Mermaid kit (colorway 3). We decided we’d knit on them during the Knitters’ Review Retreat (weekend after next).
I sort of started mine Sunday evening. See, I’d had a bad afternoon what with all the startitis and all. And I didn’t feel well. (sniff, whimper)
So I figured I’d just knit the i-cord to start it. Then I figured I’d just pick up the stitches along the icord. Before I knew it, I had four rows done.
But that’s all I’ve done. Honest.
Ask Lucy. She’ll tell ya!
Happy Birthday, L-B!
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is my buddy L-B’s birthday. Here’s to a very happy one!
October is a good month for birthdays!