It’s been since last winter that I’ve had a mitten on the needles. I’d forgotten how nice it is to have a simple project going — something that can be picked up and put down at odd moments and knitted on for a few rounds at a time. Something that doesn’t require strict attention to a pattern. Something easily transportable.
This week, I decided to change that. I cast on for a pair of mittens to go with the Shawl-Collar Shawl I finished recently (photos of that are forthcoming, just as soon as I have the opportunity for some decent ones).
On Monday, while the guys were at Scouts, I cast on a mitten and worked the lace cuff. Over the course of the week, I’d knit on it when I had a few minutes — while waiting for dinner to bake; before work, while waiting for my coffee to kick in; while waiting for clothes to finish drying. And at the end of the week, I had a finished mitten:
The yarn is Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mountain Mohair in blue-violet. The cuff is Lacy Leaf Hat and Mittens. That pattern calls for afterthought thumbs, and I find that gusseted thumbs fit so much better that for the mitten itself, I used Knit Simple Knitting Workshop’s mitten pattern by Charlotte Parry. It fits great. I’ll be casting on for the second mitten this week. We’ll see if I can use up those odd moments of the week to have the pair completed by the weekend.