Smitten + Mitered + Mittens = Smiterittens
Look at that! Through the magic of photography, I was able to make one mitten look bigger than the other. Heh. Yeah, right. There may be a slight difference in length between the two, but nothing like that.
Mitered Mittens, a May project in Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac. I used one skein of Noro Silk Garden for each mitten and had some left-over. These are nice and long, too. I'll have to take a picture of them on -- the cuffs go well past the wrist and venture into forearm territory.
This was supposed to be my nearly mindless, very portable travel knitting. They went to one knit night and a Packer game -- never even left town! I think what I need is less stimulating, nearly mindless, very portable travel knitting. Once I started, I couldn't stop.
The picture at top left was taken of the finished pair this morning in crappy, first of October, early morning, indoor light -- if you click-for-big, you might be able to make out the after-thought thumbs (my first after-thought anything!). The other three photos were taken outside on Friday -- that's the first mitten, sans thumb -- and are a little more true to color.
A quick, quick, quick project, and very satisfying. I have a third skein in the same colorway and along with the left-overs of the other two and some black Cascade 220, I've started a wrist-killing variation of a narrow Noro striped ribbed scarf, inspired in no small part by Jared's. This part of the project will likely last long enough to do some traveling. The mittens and the scarf will make a set, and the set will be a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law!
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