Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday

almost a pair

Wednesday morning already! Where does the time go? I cast on Susie's Reading Mitts on Monday and the pair is almost done. They're lovely in this dark brown alpaca. I expect these will be my everyday mitts when trekking by train to the subway to the bus to my workplace. Fingerless mitts are very handy when I need to scrounge for a subway token, or search out a train pass to show the inspector, or even to flip the pages on my eBook reader. Yes, they'll definitely be put to good use.

The original intention was to knit these for a friend for Christmas but that plan has changed. These mitts work up too large for her and with all that stockinette the mitts aren't as fitted as I'd like. Yesterday alittlebitsheepish left a comment on my blog in which she recommends a pattern called Swirling Gauntlets which looks very nice, so I'm going to try those next. And maybe, after that, some Glorious Cabled Mitts. Seems like I'm on a fingerless gloves kick at the moment!

Happy Wednesday everyone, and happy birthday Gavin! Have a look at Tami's Amis to see what everyone else is up to!

19 comments:

pinkundine said...

Oooh, loads of progress! I'm glad to hear that they're pretty quick, I have that pattern in my queue (also planning to use brown, not alpaca though sadly!)

sparkeespud said...

I love those mitts!

Dee said...

You are a knitting MACHINE! The mitts look great.

Anonymous said...

I love Susie's Reading Mitts and yours are just lovely. Fingerless mitts are so handy!

Affiknitty said...

Those mitts are definitely moving up in my queue.
What a gorgeous brown!

Meg said...

Pretty mitts! I love the other patterns you're going to make too, but then again I'm addicted to cables right now. I really should try one of those gauntlets patterns.

paula said...

I LOVE those mitts, and have been thinking about knitting them forever. Now everyone seems to be working on a pair. I think it's a sign. :))

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I think I'm going to have to put the n Christmas knitting on hold and whip up a pair of those! Love them!

Secret Sheep said...

They're very pretty mitties.

Heather said...

Lovely mitts!

Vivianne said...

These are pretty, as is the swirled pattern ....lead me not into temptation ;)

omlair said...

Looking good - I can't believe that's only 3 days work - you are a machine!

Lee Ann said...

Ohh!!! How are beautiful!!

Denise said...

Very nice mitts. I need to make a longer pair for the colder weather.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

They are looking great and I am very impressed with your speedy knitting

Just-in said...

You're so quick! The mitts are lovely!

Andria said...

Wow those looks great. I've added this pattern to my queue, they are great!

Christine said...

They look like they will be so so cosy!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

The mitts look lovely. Just as soon as I finish my current project I'm casting some armwarmer/mitts on too - feeling inspired by all the lovely things I'm seeing!