My knitting needles fought a duel with my tapestry needles and won. Hon, I’ve been (slightly) obsessed with knitting scarves, hats and fingerless mittens ever since.
My eighteen year-old triplets modeled the ribbed hats and fingerless mitts I knit for them. I wanted my son’s ears completely covered since he a freshman at a university in Vermont and a cadet in the Army ROTC and has crack-of-dawn fitness training. I knit the hat an inch or so longer than the pattern calls for and in army green colored yarn. I decreased the amount of stitches cast on for my daughters’ hats. Check out the easy-to-follow and fun-to-knit pattern from Stephanie Likes To Knit.
Knitting the fingerless mittens was a challenge. Not only are they knit using double-pointed needles, I lengthened the cuffs and made the mitts two different sizes so they would fit each daughter’s hands. I was happy with the results. They match the girls’ hats, are soft and comfy and allow the girls some warmth while maintaining EIA (Extremely Important Access) to their cell phones (text much?). Check out the pattern at Life in Cleveland.
Coming to Bmore Energy soon: other recent projects include a baby blanket and another hat.
Not Knit Yet: an infinity scarf for me!