Thanks for all the nice comments on my mitten. I completed the second one Sunday night. Behold, Flower Power Mittens!
A number of you commented on the color combination — I love it too. Like you, it makes me think of mint chocolate chip ice cream (even the KOARC commented on that). Browns and greens are my two favorite color families, so I love putting them together.
Roseann asked what brand of needles I used for these mittens. I used the Knitpicks Harmony wood circulars in the 2.75mm size, 16 inches long. I chose to use wood over metal because I like the little extra grab from wood needles when I’m doing colorwork — it makes it easier to spread out the stitches so that the stranding along the back isn’t too tight.
Anne commented that she prefers longer circulars for colorwork. While I did these on 16′ long circulars, I can see her point — I think I’d like the longer circulars too. So I ordered some Knitpicks Harmony wood circulars in the 24″ length to try out. I’ll let you know what I think when they get here.
Several of you commented on how quickly I finished the first mitten. I started the first mitten Thursday evening, and completed the second mitten last night. So yeah, that’s pretty speedy. It is a small project, though, and I always knit faster when doing colorwork, because I find it so darned entertaining.
And a bunch of you asked if I was going to write up the pattern. I will . . . eventually. But it is way on the back burner, so please do not hold your breath.
A Note About Contacting Me
I sometimes respond to comments via email, and reply to email sent to me using the “Contact Me” link in the sidebar. Lately a lot of the emails I’ve sent in response to questions have bounced back to me as undeliverable. Both the comments form and the “contact me” form require you to enter an email address, and of course if you enter an invalid address or make a typo in your address, I won’t be able to respond.
So if you’ve asked me a question and I haven’t responded, it’s quite possible that a typo is to blame.
Lucy’s Bunny Thumpers are a dainty 3.5″ long
“Okay, why is she measuring my feet? FPS!”