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Friday, August 1, 2014

FO Friday: Mittens in July?!

Happy Friday :)

If you wandered in on Sunday, you will have noticed that I mentioned finishing up a project...which, of course, needed it's very own FO Friday post. And now it's Friday :)

Waiting for Winter Mittens (link to Project Page)

Pattern: Waiting for Winter Mittens & Fingerless Mitts by Susan B. Anderson
Time Frame: started July 20, 2014; finished July 25, 2014
Yarn: Cascade 220 Paints in Spring Meadow (#9863) - about a half skein
Needles: US #7 (4.5 mm) Signature DPNs
Size: Medium
Modification(s): None other than sizing to fit correctly lengthwise. Apparently my hands aren't as stubby as I thought they were because I had to add length to both the hand and the thumbs to achieve a length that would fit my hands.
Thoughts: These were quick and dirty. Okay, not dirty but they were so easy to make. The only problem is that if you're making them for someone else, you may need a trace of their hand to make sure they wind up the correct length. I keep forgetting how easy the backward loop cast on is, also...I had to look it up for each mitten. Silly me. But it's really easy. Also, these would be fairly easy to customize if you wanted stripes or some sort of cable pattern on the top or.... I have full plans to make at least four more pairs of these (probably two in the medium and two in the small). Little Man has requested his own pair so I'll probably use the rest of the ball so we'll have matching mittens (not that we need them here). But the other three pairs....well, I'll have to decide what yarn to use :)

Anyway, I hope you're all having a lovely Friday :) I'll hook up with Tami if she posts today!

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