Partway though the frigid winter we had up here I decided I needed another pair of mittens to wear over my Podster Gloves (By Glenna C.). I ordered two skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash in the colorways “Then there’s Mauve” and “Strawberry Pink”. I originally was just planning to order the Mauve yarn but I fell head-over-afterthought heels in love with the pink. I was planning to knit them up using the brioche stitch but, for the life of me, I couldn’t figure it out. I compromised and cast on the Ridgely Mitts (By Kris Basta). I knit the size small and it was way to small so I frogged and knit them in the size medium.
I don’t know why, but my enthusiasm for this project waned the longer I worked on it. Maybe it was because I knit a whole mitten in the size small and then had to restart one of the size medium ones three times (Totally my fault. I wasn’t paying close enough attention.
It’s just short rows right?).
Anyway, by them time I finished them, it was still cold enough that I needed to wear my winter coat but, mittens weren’t really necessary. J was a good sport and photographed me in front of the dorms. Only one has the ends woven in and the top sewn shut so don’t mind the wobbly bits. Also, it’s good I wanted them for wearing over my other knits because they are HUGE on my bare hands.
However, I don’t think I’ll be wearing my mittens this winter as we seem to be having more of a thirty-degrees-one day and a fifty-degrees-the-next type deal now. So I suppose I’m a day late. Oh well, it isn’t unheard of up here to have post-Easter snows. I’ll try to not be too
happy disappointed if we don’t have that.