Hi, guys! I hope you’re well! I’m really glad that you guys are interested in the stuff I’m giving away– I can’t wait to draw names!
OK, so I want to show you a couple of the Christmas gifts I made! These are Camp Out Fingerless Mitts, and they’re super fun (and a free download, to boot!)! I made this pair for my sister:
And this one for my brother’s girlfriend:
I used Noro Kureyon, and each pair takes just under one skein. That makes for a pretty affordable gift! This was the first time that I’ve used Noro, and I like the vibrant colors, although it’s a little stiffer and scratchier than the yarn I usually use. It’s also a little uneven to knit with– it would suddenly get thicker or thinner, which was a little annoying.
These are really quick to knit– just a few hours for each mitt! Construction is super simple– the top of the mitt is knit in garter stitch and seamed to form a tube (I used a provisional cast on so I could just use a three-needle bind-off to join the tube), then you pick up stitches for the stockinette lower portion. Easy as pie! I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off for the first time, and I really liked it!
Is all this knitting talk boring you guys?? What are you up to these days? Working on anything fun this weekend?