arched gusset mittens.

These are the Purl Bee Arched Gusset Mittens, without the final tails trimmed off yet. I kind of like them, even if they serve zero purpose. But I’ll weave them in and give them up. These mittens were ridiculously fast and easy to knit up. I adore them. I’m thinking about slightly felting them toContinue reading “arched gusset mittens.”

end of may.

I finished my heavily modified End of May mittens and gifted them to my sister in law for Christmas this year. I am so excited about the fit and look of these that I have to make myself a pair in different colors. For these mittens, I used Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the espadrilles colorwayContinue reading “end of may.”

diamonds.

I’m so excited about the first one of these mittens came out. I decided to modify the End of May mittens (I’ve made them before) to be a repeat of the diamond pattern meant for the undersides. And I thought using the new speckled Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the Holi Festival colorway would be thatContinue reading “diamonds.”

thrummed tosh.

My mum’s birthday was yesterday. I knitted her a pair of thrummed mittens because she’s been borrowing my red pair all winter and seems to really love them for long walks in the park with the dog. I decided to knit hers up with some natural gray wool roving I had in my stash, asContinue reading “thrummed tosh.”

cold as…

F*ck. Progress on those cheeky fair isle mittens I’ve been working on for the past few days. I have tiny hands; these will for sure be far too long for my puny self. Will likely be a gift for someone else. But loving them, nonetheless. Knit up using two skeins of Knit Picks Palette inContinue reading “cold as…”

fair isle mittens.

Taking a break from the sweater knitting to cough up some fair isle mittens, which I will likely gift to someone for Christmas. These will be funny, and slightly inappropriate, mittens. They are How Cold Is It? by Drunk Girl Knits. I’ve made significant progress since this photo of the cuff was snapped, and I didContinue reading “fair isle mittens.”

xmas gifted, #5.

Knitting the Quo Vadis mittens is a dream; easy to memorize the fair isle chart, done in worsted rather than a fingering or DK weight yarn, and changes dramatically depending on the color combination used. I’ve made quite a few versions of these SpillyJane mitts and have been pleased with every pair; this version, whichContinue reading “xmas gifted, #5.”