antlers.

Sorting through old photos, I stumbled upon my Antler mittens, gosh, knit at least 5 years ago now in a squishy Malabrigo Merino Worsted. But where did these mittens go? Did I gift them to someone? I feverishly searched through my bins and bins of knitwear last night in a quest to start wearing these to no avail. I did gift them out. My ravelry now tells me I made them for my sister in law in 2009; I have my obsessive cataloging of every stitch at ravelry, and have it to thank for reconnecting me to the things I make, in a sense.

Do you have long lost handmade knits? Or do you obsessively keep track of where they are gifted to or where they end up? I feel like the antlers mittens are just the tipping point into realizing I have seemingly lost a lot of the canon of my work.

Have you knit Antlers? If not, you should. Perhaps this means I have to knit another pair? I’m thinking in a bright color–like chartreuse, or edison bulb, or mustard yellow. Thoughts on what my very own pair of Antlers, not gifted but for me, should look like?

Antlers up!

Finally got some snaps of the months ago completion of The Antlers mittens by Alexa Ludeman. I love, love, love these mittens.

Even though the pattern called for Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes, I used a very similar Malabrigo Merino Worsted Kettle Dyes in a black current/deep purple colorway and I’m pretty confident this yarn swap did a stand up job. Malabrigo is just so soft and delicious thanks to those slight variations in color. Yum, yum, yum.

Of course, the photo snapping inspiration came from the original pattern–Alexa’s photos of coffee mug and flannel were so fitting, I just had to recreate it in my own way. The detailing of the cabling pops in the snaps, which makes for my own quiet delight.

The Antlers might be my favorite mitten pattern I’ve created this year; it’s strong competition for the Quo Vadis.

As always, more snaps of The Antlers at its Flickr set.

Oh, you can check out my project on Ravelry, too.