i made my first mittens. first pair at least. i made them from my very own little head during a car trip two sundays ago. actually, i completed one on the road and the other at home.
made the left one first, right second
i hate laying my knitting on the floor for pictures but i've got no options here. anyway, note how one thumb looks bigger than the other. i don't know why; they're made of the same number of stitches.
they fit me perfectly despite looking way elongated. i have freakishly long fingers, is all. i learned that, even though i thought up the pattern myself, i still hate having to knit the same thing twice. mainly because i would freestyle the first one and then i'd spend hours on the second trying to figure out what i did the first time around. these darn mittens, i could have sworn i knitted one exactly like the other. why can't i get them to match? argh!
i must admit that i enjoyed making them. i like how i said "holy smokes" aloud when i realized that my cocky little brain had actually produced something resembling a mitten. i'm taking it one step further this week; i'm making gloves! freestyle, of course!
here's a haiku by my webmasta:
you made some mittens
now you need to get kittens
kittens make you smile