Pattern: Fightin’ Words by Annie Watts
Made For: my sister
Needle: US 1 & US 2
Yarn: Ella Rae Lace Merino and Euro Yarns Orion
Completed: December 20, 2014
Karyn really digs Wonder Woman and when I found this pattern on Ravelry, I knew these were the mitts for her! I got them done just a few days before we had our Christmas gift exchange. My niece, Hannie, liked them, too, and insisted on trying them on. I suppose I’ll need to knit her a slightly smaller pair in green — so far her favorite comic book lady is Poison Ivy (or “Plant Girl”, she calls her).
This pattern looked complex from the start, but it was actually a cinch to follow. And doing colorwork for the second time required a little muscle-memory refresh, but it wasn’t so bad. I got a little hung-up on the new-to-me tubular cast-on and bind-off, as well as on the thumb gusset, but in the end: these mitts turned out just lovely. I actually really like how the cast-on/bind-off look and feel, too — nice and stretchy.
These thumbs were a mess. The photo was taken before I re-knit the left-hand mitt. The right-hand mitt wasn’t my best work, either, but it was a little easier to thread some of the extra through to close up.
Now the only project I have left to finish for someone else is an ascot for Crystal; she said she’d trade me something sewn if I knit it for her, but I don’t know what I’d want. Mostly I knit it because it looked like a couple of fun stitches to try out. It only needs some light blocking and the buttons sewn on, so hopefully I can wrap it up in the next few weeks. Then maybe I should really get to work on that daily knit for 2014 that I started…
Because I don’t want to be knitting it in 2016 at all.
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