Sunday, 27 June 2010

My Frosty Mitts

For a while now I have been grumbling about how I haven't knit myself anything since I've been knitting this past year. Let me present my first FO, just for me....My Frosty Mitts!

This is the second time I have knitted this pattern (Susie's Reading Mitts). The first pair went to one of the winners of my knitted gift giveaway and I loved them so much that I wanted to make a pair for myself. I get very cold hands you see, especially when I am working at the computer so I needed them!

I took this project with me to Brisbane last week for a baby free weekend of knitting and catching up with my sisters. I am so glad you can knit on domestic flights now! It is the perfect travel project and I happily sat around knitting and chatting to my sisters on Sunday. It is such a rare and special occasion for the three of us to get together without partners and children.

I finished the mitts on Friday evening and am a bit annoyed at myself for not loving them as much as I should now that they are finished and all mine. They fit perfectly around the hand but I can't help wishing they were a little snugger around the wrists. Do all knitters suffer from this? Perhaps I have been subconsciously avoiding knitting for myself because deep down I know that I am an ungrateful perfectionist who will just pick at the flaws.

Rather than dwelling on this situation I have pushed on an cast on yet another project. A Ravelry standard. Can you guess what it is?

I am also very close to finishing my Romantic vest, which has been on the needles since December. Hopefully I will be happier with the outcome of these.


  1. Well done on finishing something for you - I am like you - too critical of my own crafting ability:) They look great though.

    Sounds like you had a great weekend in Brisbane with great company - did you get into TY when you were in town:)

    Loving the purple - humm - shawl maybe:)

  2. Very pretty! You will be glad to have them when it's no longer 90+ degrees!

  3. Thanks Kylie! We didn't get a chance to get to Tangled Yarns but I am planning on a longer trip soon and might see if I can do a workshop while I'm there.

    Michelle, I'm in Australia and it's Winter here. You must have thought it was a bit strange of me to be knitting mittens in Summer! Actually, the week after this post we had the coldest morning temperatures for 24 years so I was VERY glad to have my mitts.



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