Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday knitbits

in which our plucky heroine takes a detour...

Log Cabin Mitts is a great pattern, fast and easy. Had I sat down to just bang out a pair, they might take less than a day, mine took a few days of scattered pickup knitting. However, I had somehow forgotten that my own wee paws are much smaller than ordinary women's hands, so the finished mitts are rather loose. A bit of felting/fulling will make them by a quick trip through the washing machine in a mesh bag, rendered them somewhat smaller with a tighter texture.

I will also likely make this pattern again, in various other yarns from stash, and just follow the directions to make them smaller to start with by knitting with smaller size needles! After all, several pairs of woolly mitts will help keep my poor cold hands from turning blue; last week they were almost as blue as the lovely Raven Clan Haida wool from Blue Moon Fibers.

February SMART goals (x=extra)
1 Slavic scroll blank deck broken downcracked water barrel
2 another A/C sleeve dwarf pine plantedbag to Goodwill
3 grapefruit marmaladebathrobe patched landscape cloth
4 Seville marmalade croquis revamp yard waste bin
5 new garden bed7 jars applesauce recycle glass
6 blood orange marmalade x x
7 17 dishcloths x x
8 finished A/C cardigan x x
9 red deer enamel
x x
10 Romanesque charter x x
11 AoA charter x x
12 blue wool mitts x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x


  1. I hear you on the blue fingers! I find if I can keep my wrists warm, my fingers will be warm(ish), and fingerless gloves are good for that. I'll take a look at the pattern you used, quick and easy is the order of the day these days...


    1. Hi Pearl... I suspect that if one just sat down to knit, instead of my knitting in fits and starts, that this pattern is very quick indeed! Hope it turns out to be as useful for you as it has been for me

  2. My gosh, I lust after those mitts so hard! ;)