There is a distinct snap in the air today: a chilly wind and an almost-frost. I finished these mitts off in the nick of time. This pair have been hanging around on the needles since last winter (after all, who wants to knit something they’ll have no reason to wear in the heat of summer?) so I only had one cuff and a thumb to polish off in time for the October chill.
I abandoned the pattern after I decided I had to use this tweed yarn that was much skinnier than what was advised. So they’re a little tight, and the thumbs spent last night being stretched out by a carrot. Not a very stylish beginning, but these are everyday gloves- perfect for chucking on when it’s chilly, with no delusions of grandeur. I’d really love to knit some fair isle but for now my fumbling fingers will have to settle for standard stripes. I am revelling in some chilly days and a excuse to wear a newly finished project.