Friday, February 16, 2007


I have completed the first thrummed hunter's mitten.
I adapted three different patterns to come up with this. I started with the instructions from the winter Interweave Knits. I double checked with Wool Tyme's instructions, though that's done on two straight needles. I followed the thumb and finger instructions from Spun Magazine's Bad Habit Mittens. I finished everything off following the IK instructions. I'm pretty happy with it. I've got to start on the left mitten soon, since everyone (but me) is leaving for Alaska soon.

Inside the mitten.

I don't have much to report. I haven't been finding the time to knit as I'd like. The list is still long. Every time I finish something, I add at least two. I'm headed for a visit with Jen and family, so I can't take the something for Jen. I should focus on the mitten, but I'm not sure about taking along the fleece. It will be such a hassle with the kids around. It is not an easy to pick up, easy to put down kind of project. Maybe I'll take Joseph's sweater. I think he'd like to see me making something that will be for him. We could check the size then, too. I'll post about it when I'm back in Chicago.


Carrie K said...

Thrummed inside looks positively freaky! Bet it's warm though.

Susan said...

That looks warm. And funny too, with the finger and thumb and mitt combo. It's sort of like the smoking gloves pattern from knitty, but waaaay more menacing. And warmer.

aimee said...

omg, SO funny. i only just figured out after looking at this post a 2nd time why a hunter would need something that looked like that.

TK said...

I hope they are warm. They're so a friend can use his video camera while shooting an ice carving competition in Alaska. He needs his first finger and he needs to be warm. I hope they fit.b