I have not posted any post about my attempts at knitting. Mainly because I am a very, very slow knitter. It once took me years to knit a sweater for my husband. He requested it to help keep him warm in the winter months while he was riding his bicycle to work on a regular basis. By the time I have finished it he had upgraded to riding a motorcycle. The bulky sweater isn’t practical for wearing while cruising on his Yamaha nor does it fit well under his leather jacket (althou he may have worn it once).
At any rate, we have been making quick car trips up to NJ to check in on my in-laws so this car time has allowed me the chance to keep my hands busy with some take-along knitting. I used this free pattern on Raverly, Cozy Thermal Mitts. I am glad that I gave it a try. It is a really fun pattern. Quick and easy to follow.
I completed the main part of the mitts within one of our trips. One on the way up and the second on the way back. Once at home it took me a week or so to finish the thumbs on each mitt. I made a few mistakes but, I plan on using these for myself so I just call it my ‘signature style’.
The yarn is 100% acrylic, which I usually do not care for but, I was drawn to the colors in this. I used just over one skein to make the mitts and a hat so, I have quite a bit left over. It has a very soft feel and was easy to work with.
I had so much left after the mitts that I decided to whip up a hat and tried to use the same pattern in the mitts. In other words, I just winged it. I am not really a hat wearer. Sometimes I just have to do it thou.
Now that it is all said and done, I am happy with the way these turned out. The mitts are fast enough to complete that I may make another pair before the end of winter. It is finally cold enough here that I (or someone else) could use them.
But first, there is a lace scarf that I wanted to make. And sewing. Yes, more sewing!