Hey, thanks, you guys, for all the great comments on my Hot Stuff! mittens. I’m blushing here.
I shall now proceed to answer some questions.
I’ve never made two color mittens. Do nails, rings, etc. ever bother the floats?
Well, they could.
Long-time readers will remember that I am a floater, not a weaver. But for mittens and gloves I make an exception and I weave more along the back, specifically so that there is less chance of catching a float when inserting or extracting a hand. I generally don’t have a problem with this because I tend not to wear rings in the winter, and my nails are always filed the moment they develop a rough spot.
And Melissa asked:
Could you show a picture of how the inside of one looks?
Well, if you insist.
Peggy in Chicago commented:
I especially love the picot edging. Is that Channel Island cast on?
No, that is the Lazy Woman’s picot edge. Regular cast-on, knit 6 rows. Knit one row of yarn-over, knit 2 together around, Then knit straight and turn the 6-row facing to the inside and sew down.
There’s not a lot of progress since yesterday’s photo. I’ve been horribly busy — I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, so that my knitting time has been curtailed. This will likely continue through most of February, so be forewarned.
That said, here is the current state of the mitten. And a blurry picture at that.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Lucy continues to feign innocence . . .