Saturday, October 27, 2012

Two Lefts Don't Make a Right

I have decided that this year I will make fingerless mitts for some of the lovely ladies on my Christmas list.
I mean, who doesn't like them?
And they are so fun to make and don't take a lot of yarn.
Also, there are countless patterns to choose from.
So I started with this pretty lacework one using some Knit Picks Gloss Dk I already had in  my stash.
It's really nice to work with and being 70% merino wool and 30% silk it makes beautiful mitts.
My youngest daughter, Chelsea, caught me at this pair and has already spoken for them.
There goes that surprise!
Now you would think the normal thing to do after making the left mitt would be to follow up with the right mitt.
But......
Then I had to pop into the yarn shop for something and this gorgeous wool in variegated shades of rose and greyish lavenders tempted me and I thought ~
"Ooh.... wonder how that same pattern would look in this?!"
So, being *too excited to wait* {euphamism for *completely impatient*},
I immediately started knitting a
Second
LEFT
Fingerless Mitt!
I was right {uhhh... I mean "correct"}
it IS pretty in this yarn!
The problem however is
 
Two Lefts Don't Make a Right!
 
Therefore I had to start another one immediately.
And guess what?
I found ANOTHER yarn I just HAD TO try.....
Oh!
And a completely different pattern!
Oh My Gosh!
This has gone beyond crazy "blonde moment" type behavior.
This is skirting along the edge of some sort of a malcontent perimenopausal episode at this point!
Well, one thing is for sure~
I know I will be making at least
THREE
more
Fingerless Mitts!
 
*Special Note*
For anyone interested in the pattern for the black and/or rosy colored mitts go to Ravelry and type in
CUPCAKE MITTLETS
by
Shantha Ramachandran
and it will take you straight to it!

17 comments:

  1. Too Funny! I totally get starting another lefty or two prior to completing the "pair". I know you'll finish all these ufo's, right? or is it Triple right?

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    1. Yes! Triple right!!! :)))
      I MUST finish them all now. The pressure is on. And I DO work best under pressure.

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  2. Lmbo! I can never stick to just 1 project at a time either, lol! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. It's so hard when there are so many good things out there waiting to be created! Just wish we had more hands. Gabby and I were talking about how fun it would be to have more hands. I told her 2 of mine would be knitting at all times for sure. Being 5, she really liked the whole idea!

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  3. So funny! I love your fingerless mitts and know you will get it right (correct) by Christmas!

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  4. You could always give out mismatching mitts. I've got some friends who prefer it that way.

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    1. How cute is that! I have seen socks done that way on purpose. Thanks Audry!

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  5. Hahaha, this cracked me up! Better stay away from the yarn shop for a while, at least until you're all caught up! They are ALL turning out very cute. Love your yarn choices : )

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    1. Thanks Lynne! And you are right ~ only problem is the yarn shop is on the same street I live on..... I hear it calling to me....

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  6. *giggles* It sounds like you're having a lot of fun knitting those mitts. I say the more the merrier. I love the gray/rosy ones, especially.
    Fingerless mitts top my all-time favorite knitting project list. I've made my daughters and granddaughters each a pair and three for myself so I can relate to the mitt-love thing. Have a great week!

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    1. I love them too! I taught my oldest daughter, Hilary, how to knit a few years ago and she loves them so much they are the ONLY thing she ever knits now! I bet all your girls LOVE the ones you made for them :)
      You have a great week too!

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  7. I love that first pattern. Won't you share a link for it?

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    1. Sure thing! I think I found it on Ravelry. The pattern is by Shantha Ramachandran and is called: Cupcake Mittlets. Let me check for sure and I will give the link.

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  8. No more yarn shopping for you, but how do you resist such lovely yarns and colours :-). Fingerless Gloves are so addictive aren't they?

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    1. They are addictive! And so is yarn shopping! :)))

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  9. Hey Danette... I laughed, just thinking that so many of us love doing more than one project at a time...It just makes life more exciting ( Ha Ha)... I love those fingerless mittens and gloves.... they're really quite cosy and more user friendly when driving the car and going into your wallet on those cold wintry days....HUGS

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Danette