Monday, November 20, 2006

Warm hands to warm my heart ...

These are not mittens but "fingerless gloves or mitts" or also known as "wrist warmers" ... they are quick and very popular with friends & family on my guest list this year. At least with me they are. Every time some one sees me knitting one they say, "Gee, I hope I'm getting a pair of those also." Well I try not to disappoint them ... so I'm working on these two styles ...

Here are six more completed pair. Well the grey heathered set in the front isn't done in the picture, but believe me, this weekend they were completed also. I now have about nine (9) more pair to go. WHAT.you.say?

Yup, I can get one hand completed if I work on it in the morning for about 1 hour and on the train for 45 minutes, 30 minutes during lunch, and again for a 45 minute ride home on the train and then with the last 5 rows up to the finish while watching TV. So that nine pair will take another 18 days, right? Well maybe less or maybe a little more. Depending on the rest of my life getting in the way right?

So for your enjoyment, here's some close up pictures of what the mitts look like ... oh BTW, the cable ones are from Knitty.com called Fetching.



The other style is from Favorite Mittens: Best Traditional Patterns. I love this one for it's simplicity, good looks and easy knit. Perfect for the guys in your life too. Use the right yarn and either mittens OR gloves will fit right over it also. And the best part is that there's no right or left glove. They go on either hand. These are GREAT fingerless mitts.


Oh ya, I do have a pair of mittens to knit for November ... on the needles right now. For one of my granddaughters. Well I plan to knit three pair of mittens for granddaughters. I better start those soon ... November is almost over.



Thanksgiving will be up in New Hampshire this year. So that day will be knit free. (Can you BELiEVE that?) But I do have a few days off from work also and I'm NOt going out shopping if I can help it.

I'll be home knitting.



6 comments:

FemiKnitMafia said...

Good lord, you are prolific!

Dorothy said...

Wow, you are knitting up a storm over there! I hope you get all your knitting done on time.

canknitian said...

You're a force of nature!

I'm making a pair of Fetching in the hottest of hot pinks at the moment!

What yarn did you use for the lilac heather-y Fetching ones?

PatchesMom1973 said...

I'm in awe! those look great! The irony is that you can knit WHILE wearing your fingerless gloves.

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, you're doing such an amazing job with knitting these fingerless gloves - and I love each and every pair of it, they all turned out so great! I'm a real fingerless-mitts-fanatic too, these past weeks I didn't leave the house without wearing a pair of them - and I agree, they make for perfect gifts!

Elinor said...

Oh my gosh, those are great!!! I love fingerless mitts but I have second mitten syndrome. I can get socks paired but ugh, the mittens never seem to get mates!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!