Progress, or lack thereof.

Progress continues on the New Mitten, albeit slow progress. Not quite "progress" in a geological sense, but pretty close. Have a picture, in the hopes of becoming distracted:

Ok, I know these are US 0 (2mm) needles, but I also know how quickly mittens like these tend to work up. It seems the trick to quickly producing such a mitten lies in actually picking it up once in a while. Working on one's Raspberry Azure socks will never result in a new mitten/mitten pattern that everyone can enjoy. No, the only good that will come out of that is proving to oneself that toe-up socks are a perfectly feasible (and fun) sock-making method (ps--> They're nearly done!)

Back to the mitten, erm, at least what there is of it at present (which, let's face it, isn't that much.) That's a fishtail cuff, which, aside from having a delightful name produces one crazy delightful faux-entrelac cuff. What else...oh, did I mention that this one is going to have a gusset thumb? Ever since I made those Komi Mittens I have had a Serious Thing for highly-patterned gusset thumbs (and seam stitches!) so the New Mitten is being treated to both.

I've really got to polish off those socks and get to work on the Mitten. It's got a surprise or two to reveal that I can only hope that everyone will enjoy as much as I do.

7 comments:

Adriana said...

I just adore that cuff. I'm glad that the Azure socks are coming together so well. I look forward to pictures soon!

dandelionpicker said...

Can't wait to see this finished...so far I love it! Nice colors! I have the hardest time picking colors and putting them together :(

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Amanda said...

Hello Saw your mitten on the Have You Any Wool group on Ravelry. Very cool. Can't wait to see what it lookes like.

Jane said...

Hi, I came here via Ravelry. Saw your profile on the people page under Canadians and thought I'd pop by. Your mittens are incredible and I saved a copy of your piggy mittens. My daughter is 30, but I know when she sees that pattern she is going to want some. My ravelry name is LadyJane.

Diana said...

The mittens are great. I do love that fishtail cuff. The colors are very nice too. Is this your own pattern? You're very talented!

The Happy College Knitter said...

Hey; A cuff is a cuff! I'd be proud to have a cuff that looked like that for my mitten regardless of the lack of, you know,the body :-p

I love your blog, the finished items and photos are gorgeous! :)