I figure I will show off a different project. I started these Flip Top Mittens in October. I ended up making two pairs.
You see, I made one. The right one. And it was the first mitten/glove I ever made. I was feeling pretty cocky about it, too. So I rushed right into the next one as soon as I finished the first. I followed the pattern again, perfectly, quickly….and I made another one. Another. Right. Mitten.
I didn’t notice my mistake until I was 3/4 through the second mitten and after much cursing and kicking things, I decided the only thing I could do was finish it, and then make two left mittens.
It was not easy. I have a hard enough time motivating myself to make a second sock, much less a second whole pair of flip top mittens. One pair went to my sister in law, as a Thanksgiving present. The other pair went to my sister Shelly for Christmas.
I am jealous and I want a pair. They can be found in the book Knitting New Mittens & Gloves by Robin Melanson. Their official name is Jack In The Box.
Now I will give my little man a bath, and work a few more rows on the Queen Anne’s Lace shawl. I’m honestly not so sure how I feel about that shawl. I feel like I’m knitting a cobweb. You’ll see. I’ll post some progress pictures soon.
04.13.11 at 11:16 am
Hah!! Now I will have to post the “matching pair” in my blog!!I love your pictures of them though. You are just so cute!!!