Wednesday 6 February 2013

Weekend FO

Mother Hand's Mittens


Pattern: Ginni
Yarn: The luscious Debbie Bliss Andes - about a skein and a half
Needle: 3.75mm and 4mm
Mods: None. Mistakes don't count as mods, right? I messed up the cables a bit on the second one but it doesn't really notice, as it sits right where the flip top begins.

 It was a good pattern: I just found the lay out a bit irritating. It would have been helpful for me to have the symbols on the same page as the charts although it did become quite intuitive after a while. I had to print the charts out, too - they were either the wrong size or orientation for me to look at on Mr Z's ipad. But these are very minor whines for what is a beautiful, and free, pattern. I don't understand why it doesn't have more projects on Ravelry.


They will be perfect for Mother Hand. The last time I gave her a pair of mitts must have been in 2007, if my projects information is to be believed; on Monday she rang me up to tell me there had been a catastrophe and SOMEHOW this mixture of Kid Classic and Kidsilk Haze had SHRUNK in the washing machine (who would credit it?) and how could she stretch them back?

It was lucky I had just finished these. I hope they don't meet the same fate, but if they last her five years I don't think I can really complain.

I just hope she never machine washes that Jade Sapphire cashmere cowl I knitted her.

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