Saturday, November 28, 2009
More Mitten News
For those of you who were wondering what the "ransom" mitten was all about, I will fill you in. Last Monday evening we were at our knitting class at Carrie's Quilting and Knitting store knitting mittens. At the end of the class when everyone was gathering up their pattern, needles, tape measures, yarn, etc. We found this poor, lonely mitten left on the table. Of course we knew who it belong to but we thought we would have a little bit of fun and one of the other knitters in the class came up with the idea of a ransom note! All of us had a lot of fun with this (even the mitten's owner). It created a lot of laughs with the whole group from us writing the ransom note to the knitter realizing her mitten was being held hostage! I returned the mitten in a couple of days, without any ransom, because I couldn't stand the thought of a knitter being without her mitten. This knitter and her mitten joined us for our Friday morning knitting group and both seemed very happy to have been reunited!
In other mitten knitting news, everyone is busy working away on various patterns. We are knitting our way through the basic mitt, a cabled mitt and some of us are attempting the top down mitt with an after thought thumb. We will have one more pattern this Monday night. This one will be knit on 2 needles and then seamed together. There are so many ways to knit mitts that every knitter can pick and choose which technique they enjoy the most.
The first picture shows the basic mitts. (This talented knitter also makes pottery!)
The second picture is of various mitts at different stages. And the last one shows the start of the top down mitts knit on 4 dpns. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's progress Monday night.