Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings
The first mitt was done earlier this week but when I tried it on it was obvious that I'd made the hand too short for my fingers. For a couple of days I pondered this ... did I know anyone with hands as big as mine, with freakishly long thumbs like mine, but with considerably shorter fingers? Really?! Why did I waste time thinking about this, grasping at straws to avoid ripping back? By Thursday evening I reached the inescapable conclusion that most people's fingers are in proportion to their thumbs, and that ripping was the only answer. Five minutes after that I had ripped back to the row before the top decreases and was well on my way to fixing it. FIVE MINUTES. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy. After adding ten more rounds to the hand the fit is pretty darn good. And after a machine wash and dry it might just be perfect.
The second mitt should go swimmingly, right? I just have to match what I've done on the first. This weekend we're headed to Blue Mountain to share a suite at a resort with my sister's family. With a couple of hours travel time each way the second mitt should be done by the end of the weekend. It's Saturday morning as I write this - I've scheduled my post to automatically publish on Sunday - so fingers crossed it all goes according to plan. Now I better get some shopping and laundry done!
I hope everyone's enjoying a great weekend. Ours is a long weekend with the Labour Day holiday on Monday, and the weather is brilliant, so it's sure to be great. I'll catch up with you all when we're back on Monday!