A little while ago I mentioned that I had some other crochet patterns from KnotSewCute to try out, one of which was for ladies fingerless mitts. Well shortly after writing that blog post I found myself wanting to make a little present for one of my friends, and as she does a lot of walking and cycling I thought that fingerless mitts were a good choice.
I had a rummage through my yarn stash and found some gorgeous merino DK that I’d bought a few years ago for a dress I wanted to crochet – as it turned out I got distracted part way through, and when I finally went back to it found that I hadn’t marked where I’d got to in the pattern. Cue lots of annoyed frogging as I gave up, wound the wool back into balls and shoved it into the depths of my yarn basket.
Anyway… I chose this merino wool, in a lucious deep teal, and off I went. The pattern was really easy to follow and the mitts came together very quickly.
My friend was happy with them, and I thought my work was done. Oh no, not quite yet – my mother liked the look of them, and asked if I could make a pair for her too…
They look a little different, don’t they? My mum wanted them for wearing when she does the local car boot sale, and as it can get very cold standing outdoors all day she wanted only the very tips of her fingers to be free (for counting out change). She also didn’t want the picot edge, or the decorative buttons. Fair enough mum: your wish is my command!
I’m now working on a pair for myself (which will have more modifications), and then will make a pair for my partner too as he (like me) thinks they’ll be perfect for wearing whilst walking the dog. It’s a jolly good job that they’re a quick project (one mitt can be crocheted during one evening in front of the telly)…
Many thanks again to Kim for the pattern, it’s been a brilliant one to try and the finished mitts are gorgeous and warm 🙂