Susan got me started on knitting fingerless gloves or mitts, and it was quite an addictive adventure. The free pattern Fetching warns that the amount of yarn will be snug, and so it was. Fortunately, I had bought 2 skeins of the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, but I hoped to only use one, so it was a bit hair-raising at the end. As you can see I finished with yarn to spare! And was able to make 2 pairs. Then I decided to try to adapt the pattern for our son.
Just enough, whew!
I used suggestions from Barbara sent via Susan and added a few twists of my own to make the pattern look masculine. I think he likes them even though he said his fingers got cold. Was that a hint for gloves?
I tried a whole different hat and mitten set for Catherine, in a new yarn by Jill Eaton. The pattern was in the Holiday Issue of Knit Simple, and I used some of the yarn left from Angelina's hat for the embroidery.
Hat and Mittens
With the way it's been snowing tonight, these items may actually prove useful!