I finished another pair of mitts from Becky's Time on My Hands, this time the "Sun Dial" pattern. These were so quick and easy to knit! The heavier yarn and simple rib (with an easy cable on the thumb) meant these were a good bus project as I didn't have to constantly look at a pattern.
I did make a few changes. The thumbs as knitted were way too long for my hands (which is really odd, because I have long hands! Maybe my thumbs are just short?) so I ended up taking out the last element of the cable pattern (the last 5 rounds, I think). I also decreased two stitches from the thumb as they were rather loose as well. Possibly my gauge was off - I didn't check, but I don't want to say it's the pattern's fault!
They're really comfortable and the yarn I used - a Debbie Bliss merino DK weight - is incredibly soft. I had a guy at school ask me if I could make him a pair - "Only not pink of course!" - so I think the design appeals to guys as well!
I think I said this when I posted about the Morningtide mitts but it's incredibly difficult to take decent pictures of something on your own hands. I need to either find a new photographer or enlist someone as a hand model! But I had fun with this "shoot" anyway. I didn't have a sun dial but I did have copious amounts of dramatic late-afternoon sunlight :-) Also, a Verdi opera score and a turntable with a pink swirl on it.
Also: I promise I knit two of these! I realized as I was posting that for some reason nearly all the photos that turned out well are of the left hand/mitt.
|Not really a good picture of the mitts but I like it anyway :)|