Oh, knitting, I've missed you so.
You're warm. You're portable. And when the project is small, you're done in no time flat.
I've been yearning to pick up the knitting needles again over the last couple of months but every time I contemplate starting something I get sidetracked by some detail.
Hmmm, I need to find a pattern.
Do I even have the right yarn?
Where the hell did I put all my needles?
But it appears that this past weekend the stars were aligned and I had all three things - a pattern, the yarn, and the needles.
The pattern is the Sucky Thumbs Mitts patterns by Marianne Cant and I definitely give it two thumbs up. It was super easy and super fast. And really, what more could a girl ask for?
But the best part about these gloves? They keep you warm but they also keep you with 10 fully functioning fingers. You'd think they'd be a hit with the kiddo, right?
It was yet another incident of "get these off of me!"
Fortunately it was nothing that a little bribery in the form of a trip to the zoo couldn't handle. Well, that and some cheddar bunnies. Those cheesy little suckers solve all sorts of problems.
Pattern: Sucky Thumb Mitts by Marianne Cant
Alterations: I knit the cuff and the stockinette sections a bit longer so that they would cover more of her wrist and hand
Yarn: less than one skein of Cascade 220
Needles: Size 3 DPNs
And in case you needed photographic proof of our love of fingerless gloves, please see our family's winter handwear of choice.