You know that skein in your stash that is just too gorgeous to use? Yeah, we all have at least one of those..
Mine was a gift from my friend Cheryl - a double-length skein of hand dyed, hand spun Angora/merino. Yummy.
Well, as most of you know, February was 'one of those months' - full of way too much stress, emergency surgery for my daughter (which ended well thank goodness) and more work at both jobs. And so, I did what every good little knitter should do, and I broke out the best of my stash ;-)
Can you believe that I actually had zero knitting with me that whole time I was with Erin in the hospital? I was about to send one of the nurses out on a rescue mission to the yarn store (heh heh). Ah well.
as soon as I got Erin back to her house, and settled in, I just knew that I deserved a special treat.
And thus, I knit up these mitts for ME!
I love wearing these. And its a good thing that I finished them up, since it snowed last night (yet is already melting)
I knit them up exactly as written and I really like the feel of the twisted rib that flows across the palm of the mitt. Yet if I was to make them again, there are two changes I would add:
first, I would add about 4 rows of ribbing to the cuff (since the cables tend to curl up right now)
second, I would add at least one more pattern repeat at the top - since they are just a tad bit short for my liking.
Good thing that this yarn is delightfully warm, and they keep my hands toasty.
Thanks again Cheryl - I truly loved knitting with your glorious hand spun. what a treat! (and since she gifted me with a double length skein, I think I might have enough leftover to knit a matching cowl)