Saturday, February 15, 2014
With as much snow as we've had here in Southeastern Pa this past month, I've been trapped in the house surprisingly often. This has forced me to read a great many books as well as watch some interesting Netflix shows, play with my camera and knit. So far this week alone I've knit three pairs of mittens. I showed a pair yesterday for Valentines Day but hadn't done the thumbs on the other two pairs. Thumbs tend to be so fiddly that I put them off and then what happens but you've got a bunch of that kind of work to do all piling up. Argh... the life of a snowbound knitter!
As we settled in last night to watch the first episode of the second season of House of Cards I forced myself to knit those thumbs. I whipped out three thumbs in an hour, a thumb every 20 minutes seems reasonable but is actually sort of slow as it's just not much knit fabric. With picking up, knitting-in-the-round on a very few stitches and then the decreases and finishing in the threads, it just takes awhile. On top of all that I had to wait to complete thumb four as we watched a foreign film (Haute Cuisine). I couldn't fiddly about with a thumb while reading the subtitles. I guess I'm a good knitter just not a great knitter.
Elizabeth's Pattern, size 7 needles and Andes 100% wool yarn. We are planning on sending these mittens to the Maine Mitten Project unless something more urgent arises. These photos are pre-wash and blocking. Knitting buddies, stop giving me the Edvard Munch Scream look, I know, I'll go do it now!