Wednesday, August 8, 2012


So, I kind of suspected these might be done next, if only because over the weekend, I had taken them out of time-out, unraveled the decreases on the one that was too short, and then adjusted the yarn quantities so that the dark blue would run out in the same spot on both mittens.   But I didn't put it past them to find some new way to annoy me.

Nevertheless, here they are- kid Salt-and-Pepper mittens, inspired by the pattern in Robin Hansen's Fox and Geese and Fences:

These were an experiment.  You may recall that I got a large box of sport weight yarn a few months back.   Well, these mittens are made from some of that.  They're sized for a two-year old.  On the theory that at least they wouldn't take long if they were really annoying.  Guess what?  Yeah, they took a while, and they're really annoying.  Colorwork mittens are not going to be my plan for using up the sport weight yarn.   Hats are fine, they just need more stitches around.  Mittens are rather more fiddly, since they need proportions adjusted in the row count as well as the stitch count.    Mind you, I'm not saying I won't try it again, particularly if I find a pattern written for this weight of yarn.    But it's not going to be my go-to project for this particular box of yarn. 

Biscuit liked them, however,  and helped me finish them by subduing the yarn.

I think it's scared, don't you? 


  1. Biscuit is obviously a master yarn subdue-er... I don't think you could do without that help1

    1. Certain not when I'm trying to knit at home! The part you don't see is that just before the flash went off, he was biting the yarn fiercely, just to show it who was boss.

  2. LOL! With Biscuit there, I'm sure your yarn stash trembles in fear! :)

  3. I newest kitten, Knit-Wit, has a thing for yarn but doesn't simply want to subdue it...more like put it out of it's misery permanently! If it continues, I'm going to have to start stealth-knitting!

    Biscuit is absolutely gorgeous!