I’ve never been a fan of knitting monogamy. I get bored too easily. Apparently if my hands get cold enough that all changes. I’ve been wearing my little fail fingerless mitts and they just haven’t been up to snuff. My hands have been freezing and that’s just not ok. I saw the pattern And Then There Were Mitts . I loved how they offered whole hand coverage, and then BAM! they are fingerless mitts. I did NOT feel like cabling so I went in search of other patterns and found Long Striped Hand Warmers and combined the two patterns. What resulted was my first real knitting smash up. Here they are.
My husband hand model has bigger hands then me so I had to pull the tops down a little. They look a little funny when not in fingerless mitt mode but cold me doesn’t care. I just love my husbands freckled arms. He is the best hand model ever. He’s expensive and hard to book though.
This is them rolled down. They are so toasty and warm. They were knit in Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering. The color is Snap Out Of It.
A picture of me below wearing them. Taking pictures of your own hands is possible if you don’t mind taking mediocre pictures while using a tripod and the little camera remote control. Too much effort for too crappy a result.
It took me ten days to knit these. I worked on nothing else. For some reason I thought I would be done with these in two days. I think reading the blogs of fast knitters has caused me to greatly overestimate my speed. Another thing that may have added to the length of this project is the fact that all the cutest people in my household are sick. I never knew that little kids got sick so much. Add that to the list of things my mother should have told me but never did. I’m pretty sure I still would have had kids. They are definitely a good excuse for my slow knitting.