January mitten update

I was knitting along nicely on the second January Mitten when I realized that I knit five rows too many before beginning the decreases at the top. Thats what I get for tweaking the pattern and forgetting to write it down.

Ripped back to correct row and knit a row or two before taking a mental break.

In the meantime I am currently on the sidelines with Achilles tendonitis. I had a doctor’s appointment Monday morning and thought my plantar fasciitis or gout was/were acting up. It turns out that I was wrong. No extra walking for me for at least a week, maybe longer. Oh well, that will just give me more time to finish the mittens.

Patti

January Mittens

Last spring I started walking around our neighborhood with a few other friends/women. One dropped out due to health issues, one spends her winters in Florida, and one is still walking with me…weather permitting. We don’t walk when it’s raining, snowing, or sleeting. And we haven’t walked together since mid-December. I walked by myself during the second half of the month as my walking buddy was not able to due to prior commitments, doctor appointments, and family concerns.

WB (walking buddy) doesn’t have near the natural insulation (aka fat) that I do so she’s chilled rather easily.

I started knitting these January Mittens by Hanna LevĂ€niemi last month which will keep WB’s hands warmer than gloves.

I am almost finished with the thumb and top shaping left to do on mitten #2

Though the pattern is designed for a child, my Fairisle knitting is looser so it should fit her hands fairly well. It fits my hand!

I’m using worsted weight yarns: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Oxford and Caron Simply Soft in Ivory. It’s slow going as the US #2.5 (3mm) circular needles are too small for a worsted weight yarn and the stitches are crowded, however, the fabric is extremely dense which should keep one’s hands extremely warm.

An FO will be happening the next day or so!

Patti

0-Finish in 2 hours

Mr. Aitch and I don’t have “real” tv. We watch shows on Amazon Prime, Brit Box, Peacock, and a few other apps.

Monday evening I started and finished another scrubbie in less than two hours while watching some shows. It would have taken less time if I didn’t have to change colors partway in the row.

Scrubbie in Scrubby Sparkle.  Blueberry and avacado.

Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle in Blueberry and Avacado.

My second FO (finished object) in 2022. The first is half of a pair of socks that I didn’t have time (aka I forgot) to photograph.

I also have the second sock of the above-mentioned pair on my needles and just started the heel flap. More FOs and WIPs coming up soon!

Any FOs to report? Or WIPs? Or just thinking-of-casting-ons?

Patti