Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Sinister Mitten

Sinister, because I started with the left mitten.  Anybody else take Latin in high school?  Super useful in daily life.  I took two years and enjoyed it immensely.  None of this is sarcasm - I really did, and I really do find it useful!

Also sinister because this design is not approved for all audiences:


I'm making these as a little KAL with my friend Alicia.  We meant to do these last year, but didn't get started soon enough for the cold weather, so we shoved it off to this year.  We cast on together on Friday via a Google Hangout since we weren't able to get together in real life.

I've finished the corrugated rib on this first mitten, and am ready to move on to the chart.  Having fun so far, although these needles are a little slippery.  I'm using two skeins from my stash:  one of Starmore Campion (blue) and one of Fortissima Socka (magenta - which matches my winter coat). 

I didn't do a gauge swatch, and cast on with the recommended needle.  There's a chance they may end up being a tad big on me, but if they are that's OK - I'd rather have them too big than too small, because I can always knit an inner lining or felt them slightly.  Both fixes would give added warmth, and that's always a good thing.

One of these days I need to sit down and wrangle all my knitting WIPs into one place and make myself a list.  I have a lot more going on than I've documented on Ravelry . . .  oops!

20 comments:

  1. What do you think of corrugated rib? I don't know that I like the look of it (even though I'm making a sweater that uses it on all of the edges...) It's a bit weird, no?

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    1. I don't mind it. I think you have to think of it not as a ribbing (because done well, it shouldn't really pull in, IMO) but as textured stripes. I've seen this design done with regular ribbing in place of the corrugated, and style-wise I prefer the corrugated on this one.

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    2. And now that rib is much more appealing! I guess it's kind of like when you call colours by a different name and they become more attractive :-)

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  2. Aaah LOL that is a great design, I would totally join y'all in making those if it was EVER cold enough here to warrant that designation. ;)

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    1. I fear this is a phrase I'll be uttering with some regularity this winter . . .

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  3. I love it! Such a great knit-a-long project, too :)

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  4. When I had pinned these on Pinterest, I laughed. You go on making these.

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  5. All of my children have taken three years of Latin before moving on to a foreign language. I think Latin should be a required course for everyone.
    I just caught up with your posts, how fun, but I'm glad your back.

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    1. I agree, Tracey! What I loved about it is that it always felt like a puzzle, trying to figure out which suffix to use. Really great for though process as well as for learning roots of many of the words we use daily.

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  6. So funny- I bet you'll make people laugh when they catch a glimpse of these!

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    1. I hope so! I think they may be offensive to some, but I think it's pretty funny!

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  7. this is too funny!! those gloves are a riot! we've had upper 60s weather and i've already fought the urge to flip on the heat... how quickly we become cold weather pansies!

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    1. Oh, I had the heat on already one day last week! But this week it's been back to the AC :-)

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