Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mittens in progress

I'm not sure how exciting mittens in progress can be, but here's what I'm working on.



I decided I had the perfect colour of yarn for these mittens in my stash, and when I weighed it, I was certain I had enough. Of course, 'enough' is not the same as 'more than enough', so as I got closer to finishing the thumb on the 2nd mitten, it was kinda touch and go. I had a couple of Plan B's in mind.....including raveling the thumbs on a different pair of mittens from last year.....but fortunately, that wasn't necessary. I had all this left:



At least several yards of wool left over. Lots.

The funny thing is that as stupid as I know it sounds, I found myself knitting faster and faster toward the end, as if I could finish before I ran out. I know this is not a personal quirk, nor is it a new knitting phenomenon, because my friend Kate reports doing it, too.

Anybody guess what the theme is for these mittens?

5 comments:

  1. Fast knitting to make sure you have enough yarn always works for me. On the last project, I had 2 gm left. (slightly more than you.)

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  2. I am the same. I figure that if I stay up late and finish, I'll have enough yarn, but if I leave that last bit for the morning, I will run out for sure.

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  3. Love the little picots on your heart ♥

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  4. That was cutting it close! The mittens are wonderful as always. Don't forget to publish photos of your finished work.

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