Sunday, May 15, 2011

Knit Along: Winter Wonder Mittens - DONE!

Unopposable Thumbs...

Turns out, the thumbs were indeed something to fear.  Not for lack of clarity in Amy Loberg’s lovely design, but just because there’s a motif involved.  Picking up stitches from the waste yarn was harder than I thought because of all those strands carried behind the fabric, not to mention the particular (and delightful) fuzziness of the yarn.
I am inappropriately proud of these.  They are light and warm and fancy-looking, presidential alpaca sources notwithstanding.  My finest achievement yet!  I took them to church to show them off to a friend who is a big fan of mittens (is that two sins or one?).  When the second one is done, I shall be stuffing them into people’s faces whenever I wear them out.  “Talk to the hand” will take on a whole new meaning.
“Look at this ninja knitting!” I said, holding my mittened hand up to my son.  He rolled his eyes and said--with the absolute knowledge only a fifteen year old can produce--"Mom, ninjas do not wear mittens.”
If they saw these, I bet they would reconsider.


Kimberly and Abby said...

Cool! You need to check out CafePress. They have tons of stuff with ninja knitting sayings.

Bonnie said...

You are not inappropriately proud. It's appropriate to be proud of them; they are awesome!