The votes are in, and the name Millefiore Mittens was the popular favorite, so Millfiore Mittens they are. Or rather, I have one Millefiore Mitten so far.
And I flitted over to a different project, this:
I had no problem thinking of a name for this design. It’s “Hot Stuff! Mittens.” Because, you see, those are supposed to be flames on the back of the mitten.
The palm has a simple all-over pattern. And there will be a flame on the thumb.
The black yarn is Socks That Rock Lightweight in the “Shadow” colorway, from the Raven series. The flames are knit from Wollmeise sock yarn in the “Campari Orange” colorway. I think it makes great flames!
I’m not sure how the idea for this mitten design entered my head. I just sort of found it there one night. I then looked at some photos of car paint jobs with flames down the sides, mentally rotated one photo 90 degrees, and charted the flames freehand.
One good thing about this design? If I make a mistake, no one will ever know.
Lucy seems to have settled down a bit, now that she realizes that I’ve discovered her plan for world-wide domination.
She looks so innocent, doesn’t she?