Finished mittens

I finished (well, there are more loose ends to weave in, and to darn around the annoying gaps by the corners of the thumbs) the gray and maroon mittens. No, I don’t mind waiting for it to be cold enough for them. January will be soon enough.

These are the Maplewood Mittens from Robin Hansen’s Favorite Mittens, made in Opal on number 4 needles.

I don’t know, they got awfully long in proportion to the width. And if you look closely, one and a half pattern repeats from the top of the one on the right (the left mitten, just to be confusing) you can see that at the point where I was supposed to start a pattern repeat in the other color I switched colors twice – just did the first row of a pattern repeat and then started another one so there are two in the same color with just one row of stitches in between. But no way am I going to un-kitchener the top, rip back, etc.

So let’s see, I have a pair of socks in Regia self-patterning 6-ply on the needles (two socks on two circulars), a hammock, oh no, the Branching Out scarf in kidsilk haze that I haven’t touched in months and months, I’ll have to totally review all those different decreases, and a mistake rib scarf in alpaca/merino blend that I got at the Denmark Sheepfest. The hammock and Branching Out are real UFOs. Oh well.

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male born 1944 mathematician by training, software engineer by profession; retired since Labor Day 2013 birder, cyclist, unicyclist, eraser carver, knitter when possible