Saturday, February 2, 2008

FO: Endpaper Mitts

Pattern: Endpaper Mitts, by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Shibui Knits Sock, in Finch and Midnight
Needles: US o (2.00mm) Brittany white birch dpns and 2 1/2 (3.00 mm) Crystal Palace bamboo dpns

Notes: They fit well, and they're pretty! Success.

The "seam" tends to slide around to the back of my hand, but I think that has to do with my hand shape, and not with the gloves.

It's a great pattern, easy to follow, and with beautiful results.

I don't know how to knit with my left hand, so my colorwork tends to move verrry slowly, as I work both yarns in my right hand. Pick the blue up, knit the stitches, put the blue down, pick the yellow up - whoops, they got twisted! - knit with the yellow... you get the picture. It's actually not too terribly slow, but it'd be faster if I learned Continental knitting. As long as this is working, though, I probably won't take the time to learn.

I like these because they cover my whole wrist, but aren't so long they'll get stuck on my sleeves. I knit another pair of fingerless gloves (in red! acrylic) but they're nearly elbow length, so fairly useless when I'm wearing long sleeves.

I haven't actually played piano since I was about twelve.

I still have about half a skein of the Finch yarn, and a quarter skein of the Midnight... I'm pondering about what I can use these for... maybe someone will have a baby and I can make baby socks!

The rest of today is dedicated to making up for my slacking off this whole week. Step One: go to the public interest career fair. Check. Steps Two-Six: finish scholarship applications, finish trial brief, teach self in personam and quasi in rem jurisdiction, teach self about modifications and changes to contracts, soak sheepy-wool to get the sheepiness out.

Ready, go.


Bertha said...

Wow, the mitts turned out super great! I also can't knit with my left hand so my colorwork is slower too. I totally need to learn continental one of these days!

Liz said...

clearly you belong in berkeley with those new mits. really though, they are beautiful!

Joanne said...

Having played an instrument once - it will always be a part of you and you can someday play it again. (even now!)

Those mitts would have been GREAT when I was in college in the 70's. Due to the energy crisis there was no heat in the practice rooms before 7 AM or on weekends. I practiced piano at 5:30 AM weekdays and practiced on the weekends since I was a "dormie" - I would have LOVED those warmers!

Julia said...

Those look great! And I will definitely mail you some of the stickers. Unfortunately, the ornament broke in the mail. Silly instructables not packaging it correctly.

KnitaSaur said...

Oh, those are great! I love that pattern.