Finished scarf, matching mitts and a mystery project

The jagged-edge scarf is off the blocking board and I’ve had chance to take some Ta Dah! photos.

50 Shades of Blue 7I love it, I just wish it was mine.

50 Shades of Blue 4Before I send it off to the friend it’s promised to, I’m making a pair of fingerless mittens to match. I thought there’d be enough yarn left, and I’m pleased to find I was right – I can say that with confidence, having finished the first mitt, because I’ve weighed it against the remains of the yarn using my old-fashioned kitchen balance scales.

50 Shades Mitts 2I haven’t bothered with a thumb gusset or any other shaping, I’ve relied on the natural stretchiness of the garter stitch fabric. The mitten is basically the same as the Wensleydale 4 Ply Scarf, I just stopped after 5 “teeth”, grafted the diagonal seam leaving a gap for the thumb, then knitted the thumb in the round. It fits well enough and I’m now in the process of making the second one, which will be exactly the same but grafted inside out.

What can this be?

I’m suffering from SMS – that’s like Second Sock Syndrome but with mittens. In other words, having knitted one mitten, I’m finding making another identical one rather boring. To relieve that boredom I’ve cast on a Christmas project, something to hang on the tree.

Mystery knit 1It has a lot of fiddly little pieces, all knitted flat. I still have quite a few of them to make. The sewing-up is going to be a nightmare. Can you guess what it’s going to be?

All will be revealed next week, assuming I manage to assemble it.

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.
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  1. Pingback: The long and short of it – mystery solved | YorkshireCrafter

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