I started the Musica mitts over the weekend when I wasn’t getting ready for our early Thanksgiving dinner…which will be tonight. My son has to work on Thanksgiving so he and his family are coming to our house for dinner tonight. Mr. Aitch is in charge of getting the turkey in the oven as I have to work today.
I’ve already got the pumpkin pies, candied yams, cooked/baked and the stuffing is made. Green bean casserole and mashed potatoes will be made as soon as I get home. I hope I can leave for home a little early today.
Anyway, back to the Musica mitts. I am making these for Mr. Aitch for Christmas so he can smoke his cigars outside in the winter and keep his hands warm at the same time. He is a retired band director, still directs the church choir and plays in several community bands so I thought these would be fitting with his musical life.
I’m using Knit Picks Stroll in fingering weight. Knitting on size 3 (US) needles instead of the 2.5 as instructed. I want them to be a bit larger than the pattern. I repeated the first few rows as well to make them longer. I also might make fingers for the ring finger and pinky. We’ll see how it goes.
Sorry for the low quality pictures. I used my phone and the lighting was poor.
It’s funny how much I contemplated over the colors: Dusk and Midnight Heather. Mr. Aitch is partially colorblind so all he’s going to see are blue and black. Whatever.
I hope I can work on these this weekend. I also have to finish the soakers and Ms Ida Mittens. The twins’ birthdays are this month and I have a few things I need to finish.
It will all come together, right?
I’m used to color pictures. Darn. I’m assuming your hobby is knitting. You’re so good at all your projects. With Thanksgiving tonight, I’m assuming you will have some good days over the weekend to finish some of your projects.
Where are the Ms Ida mittens you promised me?
I’m working on them…